In the quarter from September 2011 to January 2010, GJEF was chosen by Whole Foods Market Novato as one of two non-profits in their Nickels for Non-Profit program. In this program, Whole Foods donates 5 cents for every reusable bag at the register. "Your organization has been a pleasure to work with. I will continue to use the Gaines-Jones Foundation as an example of the kind of partnership and cross-promotion that can be fostered through this program. I sincerely appreciate all of your efforts to drive traffic to the store and your commitment to having a presence in the store as well."— Lynda Berrios, Marketing and Community Relations Team Leader, Whole Foods Market Novato
A big thanks also to our supporters who shopped at the store, and our teen board, Positive Impulse, for representing GJEF well by tabling three times over the quarter.