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 $113,500 for local non-profit organizations; in 2020 alone over $14,600 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 the Mesabi Iron Range Community!
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?
The application process for 2023 will open sometime in January 2022, check back here for details.
Change Within Reach Round-Up Program Eligibility:
December donations will be used to support Minnesota residents who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Funds will help provide medical supplies, grocery assistance, transportation, and more.
Volunteers in Education works to provide tutoring services, technology access, and other support for our local schools. Learn more about VinE’s mission here.
Thank you for supporting our local students’ futures!