Round Up for Charity

Change Within Reach Program

Our Change Within Reach program gives Co-op shoppers the chance to contribute to community organizations in a way that does not break the bank but cumulatively makes a huge impact. Each month a local non-profit organization is featured as the program’s recipient to receive one hundred percent of the funds raised over the course of that month. It is anticipated participating organizations could receive donations of $1,000-$2,000.

Shoppers donate by allowing their purchase amount to be rounded up to the next highest dollar. Since the program started in April of 2014, Natural Harvest shoppers have raised over $135,000 for local non-profit organizations; in 2021 alone over $21,400 was raised.

Your Co-op would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Co-op Shoppers for your continued donations and overall support of the program and another huge THANK YOU to the local non-profit organizations for the critical work they do to serve our Iron Range Community!

Recipients for 2022 have been selected.

The 2022 Change Within Reach applications have been reviewed. Letters announcing the selected recipients were mailed out on 10/7/21 to every group that applied, the recipients are also listed below. With the influx of applications received we do our best to diversify the recipients selected from year to year. Those not selected are encouraged to apply again.

Are you affiliated with a local non-profit organization that would benefit from this program?

Applications for 2023 are now open! Please review the eligibility requirements below, and submit all applications by September 30th, 2022.

Change Within Reach Round-Up Program Eligibility:

  • Your group must be a 501(c)3, 501(c)4 or other designated non-profit organization
  • Your organization must serve the local Mesabi Iron Range community directly
  • Your organization must be religiously and politically neutral
  • Your organization must be non-discriminatory on the basis of any legally recognized category including but not limited to race, creed, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical disability

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Current Change within Reach Recipient

Current Recipient

Care Partners

Our August donations will go to Care Partners, a local non-profit dedicated to providing financial assistance to Iron Range folks dealing with cancer or life-limiting illness. The funds will be used to support patients formally enrolled in the Financial Assistance Program. The Assistance Program makes treatment and support services more accessible to Iron Range residents by providing critical financial assistance for medical and non-medical expenses.

Learn more about Care Partners here and follow them on Facebook!


2022 Recipients

  • January: Howard Wagoner Trails Club
  • February: Range Mental Health Center’s Project Warmth
  • March: Quad City Food Shelf
  • April: Contented Critters
  • May: Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists
  • June: Friends of the Greenhouse
  • July: Rutabaga Project Food Forest
  • August: Care Partners
  • September: Advocates for Family Peace
  • October: NHFC Microgrant Fund
  • November: Precious Paws
  • December: Project Care Free Clinic

July Change Within Reach Recap

In July 2022, our shoppers donated $2,039.10 to the Rutabaga Project!

Donations will help to fund supplies needed for planting and maintaining the gardens during the 2022 season.

Learn more about the Rutabaga Project here.

Thank you for your continued support of our community!

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