Every year the Co-op Member Affairs Committee and Board of Directors selects 12 community organizations to participate in our SEED program.
SEED program recipients receive 2% of the Co-op's total sales on their designated Community Shopping Day and all register donations made during the month. Organizations also have the opportunity to educate shoppers about their programs in the Co-op newsletter and with in-store displays.
There are two ways to support these organizations.
- Shop the third Saturday of the month. The Co-op donates 2% of total sales from this day.
- Round up your purchase at the register on any day and 100% of your donation is given directly to that month's SEED recipient.
2017 SEED recipients
January 21 — Friends of the North Fork Community Library
February 18 — Northwest Youth Services
March 18 — Futures Northwest
April 15 — Lighthouse Mission Ministries
May 20 — Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC)
June 17 — Local Food Works!
July 15 — YWCA Bellingham
August 19 — Recreation Northwest
September 16 — Orca Food Pantry by WCC Foundation
October 21 — Whatcom County Farmland Preservation Fund
November 18 — Bellingham Giving Circle
December 16 — Whatcom Civil Rights Project