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Market Street raises money for nonprofits

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The opening days of Market Street Lynnfield were good for Lynnfield nonprofit fund-raising, according to Board of Selectmen chairman Phil Crawford, who predicted more of the same in the next several weeks. The large mixed-use development opened last week, and fund-raisers at two businesses raised approximately $15,500 for local causes. Last Thursday, Davio’s Northern Italian Steak house hosted a fund-raiser for the Lynnfield Education Trust that raised approximately $8,000, and the day before, Whole Foods Market held its opening and donated 5 percent of its proceeds — $7,500 — to five local charities. The Lynnfield Education Trust was again a recipient, as were the Lynnfield Athletic Association, Gathering Change Inc. (alleviating hunger), Friends of the Lynnfield Senior Center, and Townscape (which plants trees and beautifies the town). Crawford noted that Whole Foods Market donates 5 percent of a day’s profits to charities four times each year, and he expects other businesses to get involved with local nonprofits as they open. “It’s a fantastic way to introduce yourself,” he said.

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