February 2019 Organization of the Month

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February 2019 Organization of the Month

Each month, Kootenay Co-op features a different local, non-profit group with special emphasis at our tills (and online!) so that shoppers can easily make donations as they check out. It’s our hope that this will make it easier for you, our members, to get involved in the community through education and monetary support.

January’s Organization of the Month was the Nelson and District Women’s Centre and over the course of the month, you donated $226.83. Thank you!

February’s Organization of the Month is Nelson CARES Society. All through February you can add a donation of $2 or more to your grocery bill at the tills. Nelson CARES gets every penny.
That’s not the only way you can support Nelson CARES! You can also drop loose change into the Change for Change collection boxes at the tills, donate online by clicking here, or you can walk with us and do your own fundraising (click here)!

“Nelson CARES Society is a group of people dedicated to making our community a better place to live for everyone. We support the most vulnerable people in our community. We shelter the homeless, provide housing for those in need, and help people live fully and inclusively. We do it with commitment, respect and dignity to all.”
– Ron Little, Board Chair

February 23 is the Coldest Night of the Year, Nelson CARES’ annual fundraising event. It’s a family-friendly walk that raises money across the country for charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting people in our community.
To contribute to the Kootenay Co-op Team or to walk with us, just click here! Hope to see you there.


Eligibility for 2020 Organization of the Month:
Organization of the Month (Till Donations) are available to any community organization.

Application Process:

  1. Complete the Till Donations Application. If you need more space to explain your project, additional materials are welcome.
  2. Submit the completed application to Customer Service or electronically at community@kootenay.coop before December 1st.
  3. A committee of Kootenay Co-op staff and members will review applications and set the monthly schedule for the next year.

Applications Deadline: December 1st, 2019 for all 2020 Organizations of the Month