Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
Mother’s Market & Kitchen today announced that through the generosity of its customers, it has raised nearly $34,000 to send 43 kids affected by muscle disease to MDA Summer Camp at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center.
MDA summer camp offers a wide range of activities specially designed for youngsters who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs. Each year, campers have an unmatched opportunity to develop lifelong friendships, share interests, and build self-confidence.
“MDA campers dream about this life-changing summer camp all year and say it’s better than Christmas,” said Jessica Bourdeau, MDA executive director. “We appreciate and thank Mother’s Market & Kitchen, its customers, and employees for generously stepping up to help the communities we serve, making it possible for MDA kids to attend camp.”
It costs an average of $800 per camper to send a child affected by a neuromuscular disease to camp at no cost to their family. The summer camps also offer a week of respite for campers’ parents who often serve as full-time caregivers for their children.
Funds were raised through Mother’s Market’s “Summer Camp Sponsorship” campaign in partnership with MDA in Orange County. During the month of May, all seven Mother’s Market & Kitchen Orange County locations invited customers to donate $5 and receive a $5 coupon to be used during a future visit. Mother’s customers were provided with a great discount, while helping to drive progress in the fight for muscle health.
“We are honored to be working with MDA and thrilled to be sending 43 kids to summer camp,” said Mo Payette, CEO of Mother’s Market & Kitchen. “We want to thank our customers and employees for rallying around this very worthy effort to make it a success.”
About Mother’s Market & Kitchen:
Founded in 1978, Mother’s Market & Kitchen is a leading natural and organic foods retailer serving Orange County, Calif. The company specializes in top quality local and organic produce, offers the largest selection of supplements in Orange County, and serves special-needs consumers with Gluten-free, Organic, Non-GMO, Vegetarian, Raw foods, Dairy free, Low sodium, and Low-glycemic dietary offerings. For Orange County Register’s “Best of Orange County” book, Mother's Market was named one of the top three of places with the best organic food selection in Orange County. The company was also named “Best Organic Food in Orange County” by the Orange County Register in 2011. Mother’s Market has seven locations, including Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Woods, Santa Ana, Anaheim Hills, and Brea. For additional information, visit http://www.MothersMarket.com.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising, and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews. Learn more about MDA's mission by watching this video.