Hathaway-Sycamores Receives Generous Donation from Whole Foods

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in News | 0 comments

A Pasadena partnership has been forged between Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and the Whole Foods Market on South Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena.
Whole Foods team members present check to Hathaway-Sycamores

Arroyo Whole Foods Market team members present check to Hathaway-Sycamores.
Left to right – Cindy Estorga, Andi Sica, Heather Anderson, Joe Ford and Mike Gutierrez

This partnership began in December of last year when the Rose City’s Whole Foods designated Hathaway-Sycamores to be the recipient of its Feed Four More program, through which customers could donate money to purchase food for families in need. Whole Foods’ Pasadena customers gave generously, and throughout December Hathaway-Sycamores received pallets of breakfast, lunch, and dinner food items that were distributed to those receiving services through our: Center for Grief and Loss for Children; in-home mental-health services program for children and teens; residential treatment program; and our Transitional Independent Living Program.

When the Feed Four More campaign concluded at year’s end, Whole Foods had surpassed its goal and informed Hathaway-Sycamores that – in addition to the food that had been distributed – we would be receiving a check for nearly $9,000.

Presentation of that generous check took place on a recent spring Saturday at our El Nido residential campus in Altadena. Whole Foods’ representatives were first given a tour of the campus, then came presentation of the much appreciated check, followed by a barbecue lunch. The day’s events concluded with a variety of fun activities – from painting t-shirts to playing basketball – for the youngsters currently living at the Altadena campus.

Commenting on this new partnership, Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone said, “We are extremely appreciative of the support that Whole Foods Market and its customers have directed toward our agency. As a result of their generosity, the children and families that we serve are able to proceed down the path toward leading happy, healthy lives.”


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