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.
- 2% Saturdays: Shop the third Saturday of the month. The Co-op donates 2% of total sales from this day.
- Donate the Difference: 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 — Friends of the North Fork Community Library ($1,870.49 total donated)
February — Northwest Youth Services ($2,208.83 total donated)
March — Futures Northwest ($2,090.92 total donated)
April — Lighthouse Mission Ministries ($2,542.93 total donated)
May — Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center ($2,067.46 total donated)
June — Local Food Works! ($1,963.74 total donated)
July — YWCA Bellingham ($1,910.28 total donated)
August — Recreation Northwest ($1,792.86 total donated)
September — Orca Food Pantry by WCC Foundation ($1,951.04 total donated)
October — Whatcom County Farmland Preservation Fund ($2,118.70 total donated)
November — Bellingham Giving Circle ($2,333.71 total donated)
December — Whatcom Civil Rights Project
2018 SEED recipients
We are pleased to welcome these organizations to the 2018 SEED program. The Co-op received more than 60 worthy applications for the donation program. Congratulations to the following 12 organizations!
January — Whatcom Human Rights Task Force
February — Growing Alliances
March — Let’s Move! Blaine
April — Communities in Schools of Whatcom County
May — ReUse Works
June — Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY)
July — Brigid Collins Family Support Center
August — Whatcom Food Network
September — Whatcom Peace & Justice Center
October — Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
November — Community to Community (C2C)
December — The Humanitas Ministry of the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
The application period for the 2019 SEED program will open in July 2018.