In the Community → Round Up For Change!

Doing REAL GOOD is a core tenet of our Co-op values. That’s why every customer, every day is asked if they’d like to round up their total to the nearest dollar so their spare change can MAKE BIG CHANGE in our community. There are twelve recipient organizations that have been democratically selected by our Owners and each month one of those organizations will receive the money raised through our ROUND UP FOR CHANGE program.

As decided by the Owners who voted at the 2017 annual meeting, the organizations that will benefit from your spare change in 2018 are listed below.

Is there an organization you want to nominate for selection at the 2018 annual meeting in October?

Nominate them now and we’ll put them on the ballot!

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for nominations is September 21st at 5pm.

January Berkshire Grown  supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy and landscape.
February Greenagers  through its paid employment programs, internships and apprenticeships, engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management.
March Berkshire Center for Justice, Inc‘s mission is to provide legal support for persons who otherwise would not have access to representation.
April Literacy Network of South Berkshire seeks to give adult learners the tools they need to succeed in their jobs, support their families, and engage with their local communities.
May Construct, Inc is the only organization in the South Berkshires changing and saving lives through housing solutions and a continuum of related services.
June Housatonic River Walk was created and is maintained by community volunteers to allow public access to the Housatonic River and to reclaim its banks for the benefit of wildlife and people.
July Fairview Hospital offers “the strength of a healthcare system with the feel of a community hospital.”
August Community Health Programs‘ mission is to measurably improve the health of Berkshire County, MA residents.
September Berkshire Habitat for Humanity partners with people to help them build a place they can call home. Homeowners work alongside volunteers to help build their own homes, which they then purchase with an affordable mortgage.
October Guthrie Center’s Community Lunch Program The Guthrie Center is dedicated to meeting the ongoing needs of the community by working together with other non-profit agencies to serve those in need. They hope to create an environment where individuals can come together to cultivate a deeper awareness of culture, humanity and the environment of which we are all a part.
November Volunteers in Medicine is a volunteer-based free clinic that provides access to quality healthcare for income qualified, uninsured and underinsured residents of the Berkshire region in a respectful and caring manner.
December The People’s Pantry’s mission is to reduce hunger in South County by distributing free food in a manner which preserves the dignity and self-worth of the shoppers. South County residents who feel they need help in feeding themselves and their families are welcome at the Pantry.