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Whole Food market fundraises for park on Aug. 10



The Junior League of Reno’s Universally Accessible Playground (UAP) was selected by Whole Foods Market as a participant for the “Community Giving Day” fundraising program.  On Tuesday, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Whole Foods Market in Reno will donate five percent of its total daily sales to the local non-profit.  Located at 6139 S. Virginia Street, Whole Foods is dedicated to its local community and continues to fundraise for non-profits.

“We are really excited to be working with the Junior League of Reno’s UAP project for our ‘Community Giving Day,’” said Bruce Quinlan, store team leader at Whole Foods Market in Reno.  “Every quarter we select a local non-profit for this opportunity in an effort to enhance and enrich the community around us.  This project fits both goals perfectly, and we are really hoping our customers get behind the Junior League’s efforts and get involved.”

The Truckee Meadows is currently lacking a playground where children of all abilities can play alongside each other and a playground where parents and grandparents with disabilities can play and interact with their able-bodied children.  While the community has worked hard to retrofit old parks and buildings to meet current ADA standards, there are still no parks or playgrounds that have been designed specifically for children and parents with disabilities.

To help provide the community with a much needed resource, the Junior League of Reno has been fundraising to build a Universally Accessible Playground located at Dick Taylor Park, near the University of Nevada.  This new playground will greatly benefit those in our community who have disabilities, allowing them to fully engage in a fun and exploratory environment.  With the support of several generous northern Nevada residents and businesses, the project has already raised $185,000 of the required $250,000 for construction.

For more information about the Junior League of Reno or to make a donation, please visit us online at http://www.jlreno.org.

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