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October 17, 2007: Whole Foods donated funds to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee

Whole Foods presented a $750 check to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee to help fund next years scholarships.

As part of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Coral Springs, the Coral Springs Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee offers a scholarship program in honor of Dr. King. The program is funded in large part by the Coral Springs Community Chest and through donations sought from local businesses.

"Our MLK Committee truly appreciates Whole Foods Market in Coral Springs for being a wonderful community partner. They are very supportive of many of our activities, which is a shining example of a successful private-public partnership,” Chair of the MLK Scholarship Committee Bessie Cristwell said.

Through the Committee’s efforts, over 100 high school seniors of all ethnicities have received scholarships in varying amounts based primarily on financial need.

The scholarship is available to high school seniors who live in Coral Springs and attend one of the five high schools serving Coral Springs: J.P. Taravella High School, Coral Springs High School, Stoneman Douglas High School, Coral Springs Charter School and Coral Glades High School.

“It’s our honor to present the City a check for $750 as part of our Passport Wine Series proceeds,” Whole Food Marketing & Community Relations Specialist Jonny Rose said.  “This is just an example of how Whole Foods Market finds ways to benefit the community.”

For more information on the scholarship program or other sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 954-344-1005.

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