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5% For The Community

5% for the Community

2 days per year.  2 local non-profits, organizations or schools.  5% of one day’s sales given to great groups doing great things.

To directly give back to the community that supports our mission, values and the livelihoods of dozens of employees, 2 days per year we donate 5% of one day’s sales to a local, non-profit organization. Volunteers from these local non-profits join our staff members to help bag groceries, do carry-outs, and speak with customers about their organizations. These local non-profits spread the word to friends and neighbors about their 5% Day and invite them to support through their patronage. 5% days are a fantastic way to spread the word about your local non-profit and to fundraise in a friendly environment.

5% Percent Program: Guidelines if Selected | Application

Our 2016 scheduled 5% Days are: 

Sunday, March 20th

Sunday, April 17th

Sunday, May 21st

Sunday, September 18th

Sunday, October 16th

 

 


Here are some of our past 5% Day partners:

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Community Ministries of Rockville / October 2016

Community Ministries of Rockville seeks to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable of Montgomery County residents by providing basic services including housing, healthcare, homecare, education, and emergency assistance, with the goal of achieving and maintaining client self-sufficiency, and advocating on their behalf.


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College Gardens Elementary School / May 2016

MISSION: We develop and support a successful and inclusive environment where all students actively participate in and assume ownership of their learning. As a unified staff and community, we create a rigorous instructional program, which promotes globally minded, creative, confident, and reflective lifelong learners.

VISION: As a Primary Years Programme school, we will provide an engaging and open-minded learning community where all members collaborate respectfully to challenge and motivate one another within a safe and nurturing environment.


 

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Red Wiggler Foundation/ April 2016

MISSION: Red Wiggler is a sustainable farm where people with and without developmental disabilities come together to work, learn, and grow healthy food.

VISION: Our Vision is to create fertile ground to nourish a healthy and inclusive community.

Red Wiggler Community Farm (a recognized 501c3 non-profit) is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Founded in 1996, Red Wiggler is a sustainable farm where people with and without developmental disabilities come together to work, learn and grow healthy food. On our 12-acre campus, Red Wiggler’s participants cultivate vegetables on seven acres and sell or donate this produce to a diverse population.


 

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Fallsmead Elementary School / March 2016

VISION: Fallsmead Elementary School will be a safe and respectful learning community where students, teachers and parents challenge and inspire each other to do their very best in all areas.

The Fallsmead Elementary School staff shares the belief that we are charged with providing an environment that recognizes the  individual needs of our children. We must nurture them and structure their education so that they will share a lifelong love of learning. This is best accomplished when school, staff, and parents work together to provide a variety of educational experiences that will enable all children to reach their maximum potential. Open communication between teachers, students, administrators, and parents is a critical component to the success of our program.

We are eager to integrate some of Fallsmead’s brand new technology into daily classroom instruction.  Each classroom is now equipped with Promethean boards and LCD projectors.  These technologies will not only motivate and engage learners, but will create a  multi-sensory learning environment and increase the opportunities for teachers to provide differentiated instruction to address the learning styles of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.  Our new technology also facilitates equitable classroom practices and  encourages student-driven learning rather than teacher directed instruction.


 

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Foundation for Fighting Blindness / September 2015

MISSION: The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

Since its founding in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness has been dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases that lead to blindness and affect more than 10 million people in the United States.


 

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FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) / AUGUST 2015

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom.

FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.


 

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College Gardens Elementary School / May 2015

MISSION: We develop and support a successful and inclusive environment where all students actively participate in and assume ownership of their learning. As a unified staff and community, we create a rigorous instructional program, which promotes globally minded, creative, confident, and reflective lifelong learners.

VISION: As a Primary Years Programme school, we will provide an engaging and open-minded learning community where all members collaborate respectfully to challenge and motivate one another within a safe and nurturing environment.


 

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Fallsmead Elementary School / March 2015

VISION: Fallsmead Elementary School will be a safe and respectful learning community where students, teachers and parents challenge and inspire each other to do their very best in all areas.

The Fallsmead Elementary School staff shares the belief that we are charged with providing an environment that recognizes the  individual needs of our children. We must nurture them and structure their education so that they will share a lifelong love of learning. This is best accomplished when school, staff, and parents work together to provide a variety of educational experiences that will enable all children to reach their maximum potential. Open communication between teachers, students, administrators, and parents is a critical component to the success of our program.

We are eager to integrate some of Fallsmead’s brand new technology into daily classroom instruction.  Each classroom is now equipped with Promethean boards and LCD projectors.  These technologies will not only motivate and engage learners, but will create a  multi-sensory learning environment and increase the opportunities for teachers to provide differentiated instruction to address the learning styles of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.  Our new technology also facilitates equitable classroom practices and  encourages student-driven learning rather than teacher directed instruction.


 

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Beal Elementary School / February 2015

A high-quality education is the fundamental right of every child at Beall Elementary School. Staff, children, parents and the community will form a multi-cultural learning environment which provides all students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will empower them to be successful, contributing citizens of the world.


 

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College Gardens Elementary School /April 2014

MISSION: We develop and support a successful and inclusive environment where all students actively participate in and assume ownership of their learning. As a unified staff and community, we create a rigorous instructional program, which promotes globally minded, creative, confident, and reflective lifelong learners.

VISION: As a Primary Years Programme school, we will provide an engaging and open-minded learning community where all members collaborate respectfully to challenge and motivate one another within a safe and nurturing environment.


 

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Manna Food Bank / March 2014

Manna’s mission of ending hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education and advocacy is the guiding force of all they do.

Their vision for the future is nothing less than food security for all – where hunger no longer exists, as residents are self-sufficient and providing for themselves.

How do we achieve this mission and vision?

By increasing access to nutritious food for all those experiencing hunger and food insecurity.
Through strengthening community food skills that empower healthy eating.
In connecting the needy to resource providers and to each other.


 

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Beall Elementary School / January 2014

In 1950, the Montgomery County Board of Education recommended building another elementary school in the western section of Rockville to relieve overcrowding in Rockville, Potomac, and Gaithersburg.  A site in the Hunting Hill area was selected and in 1953, construction began.  The new school opened in August 1954 with Albert Gibson as the principal, but it wasn’t up until 1982 that it became Beall Elementary School.


 

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Montgomery County Collaboration Council / December 8th

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families is guided by the strength of its vision and an abiding dedication to its mission.  Their vision is a caring community with stable families, where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn, successful in school and prepared for life.  Their mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families in Montgomery County through collaborative partnerships.


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VisArts at Rockville / November 2013

VisArts at Rockville hosts many free community activities in conjunction with gallery shows and exhibitions.  It’s is a dynamic, nonprofit arts center dedicated to engaging the community in the arts and providing opportunities for artistic exploration, education and participation.  Through educational programming, gallery exhibitions and a resident artist program, VisArts introduces children, teens and adults to local arts and talent.



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The Rockville Rotary Club / June 2013

The Rockville Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. was established in 1980 as a community service to provide financial assistance for worthy charitable and educational programs.  Grant recipients, who each year reflect the community’s wide variety and diversity, include human needs, youth activities, cultural enrichment, and service projects.  Funds are raised through the annual Runfest and private donations.


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Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic / April 2013

In May 2004, Community Ministries of Rockville founded the Mansfield Kaseman Health Program (MKHP) in response to the need of increasing access to primary healthcare services for the uninsured and underinsured members of Greater Rockville Area.  With critical support and a $25,000 grant from Montgomery County through the Primary Care Coalition, CMR opened the Mansfield M. Kaseman Clinic at its current location in 2010.


 

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Stepping Stones / February 2013

Stepping Stones Shelter Inc. provides a continuum of services (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and post-shelter support) to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment.  By offering food, shelter and supportive services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, Stepping Stones provides hope for the future, strengthens families, and promotes self-sufficiency.


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Beall Elementary School / January 2013

We chose to work with Beall Elementary because they are a high-quality, local, school and a close part of our community.  The staff, children, parents and the community at Beal Elementary School form a multi-cultural learning environment which provides all students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will empower them to be successful, contributing citizens of the world.


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Manna Food Center / October 2012

Manna Food Center, a nonprofit organization, strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy.  It is the main food bank in Montgomery County, and nearly every county nonprofit organization relies on Manna to provide essential food to their clients.  Manna brings together so many diverse types individuals with the common cause of fighting hunger in Montgomery County.