Did you know that you can support a local nonprofit organization or community partner by rounding up your purchase at the register? By doing so, you are participating in a collective effort to support organizations and programs that have a direct impact on our local community. By giving your spare change, you are creating the change you want to see in our region and the world.
Every time you check out, you can round up your total to the nearest dollar and that extra change will become part of a donation towards organizations such as Good Beginnings of Central Vermont, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Community Harvest of Central Vermont, the Humane Society and many others. The organization that is the Give Change recipient changes on a monthly basis.
Give Change Recipient: Good Samaritan Haven
Dedicated to transforming the lives of people experiencing homelessness, Good Samaritan Haven (GSH) is more than just a homeless shelter. They have four different facilities with a total of seventy-seven beds, where they can provide items like food, clothing, toiletries, showers and laundry for those in need, and there is never any kind of charge or fee. Going above and beyond providing those basic needs, they also provide case management, referral services and other support services, to help those they serve gain employment, apply for benefits, find treatment and locate, as well as afford, stable housing. Their PATH program works to assist those dealing with homeless while also struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse and their Family Supportive Housing Program works to provide support to families with minor children who are experiencing homelessness. The organization is working to reduce homelessness in Central Vermont while prioritizing that every person is treated with dignity, compassion and respect during their time of need. Read our interview with their staff here and then learn more at their website.
When you shop at Hunger Mountain Co-op through March 3, you can choose to Give Change and support GSH by rounding up your total to the nearest dollar.
On Valentine’s Day, Thursday the 14th, we will be matching all of the funds donated by customers rounding up at the register. All of the change you give on that day will be doubled and provide even more support to Good Samaritan Haven.
If you would like to opt-in to being asked at the register to round up your purchase to the next dollar, please use the form below.