Co-op Community Supports Good Samaritan Haven

Community members who shop at Hunger Mountain Co-op have the opportunity to support a local nonprofit organization or community partner by rounding up their purchase at the register every time they shop. By doing so, they are participating in a collective effort to support organizations and programs that have a direct impact on our local community.

Through the Co-op’s Give Change program, every time a customer checks out, they can round up their total to the nearest dollar and that extra change goes to a monthly nonprofit organization or community program. In February, that nonprofit was Good Samaritan Haven in Barre. By rounding up and making other donations at the register, shoppers provided $905.65 towards the organization’s efforts to end homelessness in our community. On February 14, the Co-op matched all donated funds, equal to $88.37, bringing the grand total donated to $994.02.

 “I would just like to say that I am again humbled by the generosity and support of our amazing community,” says Patrick Donegan, Interim Executive Director at Good Samaritan Haven. “I would like to also thank Hunger Mountain again for their continued support of GSH. Every little bit counts.  We are an organization that counts very much on donations to be able to provide everything needed for our guests. Projects like Give Change will provide everything from a warm meal to a blanket to a bus pass for someone to get to a doctor’s appointment. Anyone who participated in this wonderful fundraiser should know that they made a change in somebody’s life this winter.”

Kari Bradley, Hunger Mountain Co-op General Manager, adds, “We are proud to work with Good Samaritan Haven and support their invaluable work addressing homelessness in Central Vermont. I appreciate how many small donations came together to have a significant impact on an important community issue. It’s another example of how cooperation works.”

Remember to round up your purchase every time you shop the Co-op.  If you’d like to opt into being asked to round up when you check out, use the easy online form here.