God's Love We Deliver Partners With Whole Foods Market NYC for NYC Pride
New York, NY, May 21, 2012—On Sunday, June 24th, hundreds of staff and volunteers from God’s Love We Deliver, along with dedicated and proud team members of Whole Foods Market NYC, will join together at the 43rd Annual Heritage of Pride March. For more than twenty-five years, God’s Love has participated in the March, put on by NYC Pride`. This is the first time God’s Love and Whole Foods Market NYC have partnered together and we are proud to join with such a philanthropic and health-oriented company.
Last year, God’s Love marked 25 years of service to the community, with over 200 enthusiastic friends and supporters cheering and marching down Fifth Avenue. This year, attendance will be at record levels, as God’s Love and Whole Foods Market NYC have invited staff, volunteers and supporters to join in what will be the largest and proudest section in the parade. Due to this strong partnership between God’s Love and Whole Foods Market NYC, the two announce this year’s theme as: Feed Your Pride!
Volunteers are at the heart of God’s Love We Deliver, as we cook and deliver more than 1 million meals each year to clients with life-altering illnesses, only with their help. Today, God’s Love operates on the love, dedication and pride of nearly 8,000 volunteers each year to provide nourishment and love to their NYC neighbors who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
God’s Love We Deliver and Whole Foods Market NYC forged their partnership this year, when Whole Foods Market NYC donated 5% of sales from all six NYC stores on January 5th for “5% Day.” Today, Whole Foods Market NYC volunteers have prepared food in the God’s Love kitchen and delivered meals to the agency’s clients, and Whole Foods Market NYC has a banner on the upper tier of the God’s Love building at the corner of Spring Street and Sixth Avenue. Uniting together with pride in the 43rd Annual Heritage of Pride March is a beautiful example of the strong partnership between each community.
“Every year we proudly march down Fifth Avenue with our community, as we look back on our work at the forefront of the AIDS pandemic. Together with our community of volunteers and friends like Whole Foods Market NYC, we proudly look forward to the next 25 years of serving nutritious meals to people living with all severe illnesses,” says David Ludwigson, Chief Development Officer of God’s Love We Deliver and yearly March participant.
Proud God’s Love staff, volunteers and supporters will be joined by Whole Foods Market NYC team members and friends, and will wave to the crowd along Fifth Avenue, while proud marchers will carry the God’s Love banner at the front of the section. The God’s Love float, complete with the volunteered fine stylings of DJ Duron, who first DJed with God’s Love at last year’s historic March, will take up the final part of the section. Enthusiastic God’s Love and Whole Foods Market NYC participants will be everywhere in between, encouraging the crowd and proudly marching.
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