2017 Register Round Up Recipients
The Co-op’s Register Round Up Program was established in April 2013, and each month gives shoppers the opportunity to round up their total at the register to the nearest dollar and give the difference to a local non-profit that has been pre-selected by the Co-op. When the program began, we could have only dreamed of the amazing success it has become. Since its inception, Co-op shoppers have given back over $90,000 to area non-profits!
As awareness of this opportunity increases, so do the number of applications the Co-op receives for consideration. With only twelve months in each year and dozens of applications, the selection process can become daunting! A collaborative effort between the Front End staff and Marketing & Member Services yielded the 2017 Register Round Up recipients. Each application was carefully reviewed and evaluated. Criteria for selection included how the funds will be used, the communities served by each organization, and how well the mission of each organization aligned with the Co-op’s Ends.
We certainly wish there were more months in a year so we could give to all the wonderful organizations that submitted applications. This year, money raised through the Register Round Up will support a wide variety of causes including health and wellness, hunger, food access, education, and the environment.
2017 Register Round Up Recipients:
- Free Store Wilkinsburg
- 412 Food Rescue
- Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
- Nine Mile Watershed Association
- Bike Pittsburgh
- Group Against Smog & Pollution (GASP)
- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
- Let’s Move Pittsburgh
- One World Everybody Eats
- Afro-American Music Institute