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
The 2018 SEED application period has closed.
Our thanks to everyone who applied. The Member Affairs Committee will submit its recommended slate of recipients to the Board of Directors for approval at the November Board meeting.
The 2018 SEED recipients will be announced in December.
The application period for the 2019 SEED program will open in July 2018.