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 $150,000 for local non-profit organizations; in 2022 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!


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

Every year, we ask local non-profit organizations that service our community to apply for this program.

Applications are due by August 31st, 2023.

Letters announcing the selected recipients of the 2024 Change Within Reach program will be mailed in late October 2023 to every group that applied. 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.

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

Download the 2024 Change Within Reach application here.

Current Change within Reach Recipient

Current Recipient

Quad City Food Shelf

Donations to Quad City Food Shelf during March will go towards sourcing, operation, and distribution costs involved in helping to feed our hungry northland neighbors.

Learn more about this program here.

2023 Recipients

  • January: Twelfth Step House
  • February: Ely Nordic Ski & Bike Club
  • March: Quad City Food Shelf
  • April: Metsa Garden
  • May: Mesabi Humane Society
  • June: Growing Together
  • July: Embarrass Fair
  • August: Range Regional Animal Rescue
  • September: Friends of the Public Library
  • October: NHFC Microgrant Fund
  • November: Habitat for Humanity
  • December: Angel Fund

January Change Within Reach Recap

In January 2023, our shoppers donated $1,909.83 to Twelfth Step House!

Learn more about Twelfth Step House here.

As always, thank you for your continued support! Together, we can Change our community for the better.

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