As the end of this year approaches, it’s time for us to start planning our 2017 fundraising year. With that in mind, we’re putting out the call for recipients for our customer donation program, REAL CHANGE.
To raise money for our REAL CHANGE recipients, at the time of check-out, customers are asked if they’d like to round their purchase up to the nearest dollar. That extra change, no matter how seemingly small, truly adds up. Since 2013, customers have helped the Co-op raise just over $11,000 for local organizations and charities through REAL CHANGE.
Our REAL CHANGE donation program is focused on organizations that share our commitment to a healthy local community. To learn more about the types of organization we’ve worked with in the past, visit our Giving Initiatives page.
One of our previous recipient organizations, Ocean Cure.
How to request to be a REAL CHANGE recipient:
Please fill out the downloadable PDF application form and return it to our Customer Service desk or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The recipient calendar has been established through the remainder of 2016, but we are looking for recipients for 2017. After all of the applications are received and reviewed, Co-op Owners will be voting for which organizations they would like to support. The four organizations with the most votes will be our quarterly recipients for next year.
Application Due Date: October 15th, 2016
Our current recipient is Nature Connect, whose vision is to support children to develop a deep love and respect for the natural world, so that they grow into empowered, resilient, and compassionate leaders in their communities. Next time you shop the Co-op, show them some love and round up at the register for REAL CHANGE!