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    Sprouts and Sunflower Donate $100K to Aurora Victim Relief Fund

    Sale of excess equipment from Sprouts and Sunflower merger to aid community

    Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market have donated $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund to benefit the immediate and long-term needs of victims of the July 20 mass shooting in Aurora, Colo. The large contribution represents proceeds of the sale of excess equipment from Sprouts’ recent merger with Sunflower Farmers Market.

    Sprouts Farmers Market has 146 stores throughout eight states in the Southwest. This includes 12 recently acquired Sunflower stores in Colorado, bringing the total number of stores statewide to 21. Its increased presence in the state inspired them to respond by lending a helping hand in a time of need.

    “This is our way of letting the community of Aurora know the family of Sprouts cares about them,” said Sprouts president Doug Sanders. “This is what neighbors do for one another.”

    An active participant in all of the communities in which it operates, Sprouts supports the efforts of the Community First Foundation and the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.

    The Aurora Victim Relief Fund is administered through the Community First Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides tax incentives for donations as allowed by law. The foundation, which has served the Denver metro area for more than 35 years, is waiving all fees for the administration of this fund.

    To make a donation, send a check to: Community First Foundation, 6870 W. 52nd Ave., Suite 103, Arvada, CO, 80002. For instructions on how to make a wire transfer, call (720) 898-5900. To make an online donation with any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express), or visit the foundations website.

    Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market's stores feature natural, organic and favorite indulgence foods at a great value, including mountains of fresh produce; all-natural meats; seafood delivered up to six days a week and more than 200 bins of bulk rices, spices, nuts and grains.

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