Each month, Common Ground’s customers “Round Up” their change at the register to donate to a local organization chosen by our owners. Customers may also throw extra change into our donation box on their way out. A little bit at the register adds up to a lot. We have raised nearly $200,000 since 2012!
The Round Up for Good program began in February 2010, following the earthquake in Haiti when Common Ground owners expressed a desire to collectively donate to the humanitarian efforts through Common Ground. The Round Up for Good Program became so successful it became a month crowd funding program, highlighting local organizations elected by our owners the previous September. Round Up For Good elections are every September with the Board of Directors election & Meeting of Owners. Each month, Common Ground aims to collect donations in support of organizations that enrich our town. Every May, we dedicate donations towards our food accessbility program, Food For All, a program now nationally recognized as Co+op Basics, that provides annual ownership grant, discount on pantry staples, and free Co-op class admission. 2018's lineup is exciting because every organization featured is within Champaign-Urbana.
Round Up for Good 2018 Schedule
January-Daily Bread Soup Kitchen ($4,686.83)
February- Education Justice Project and EJP Art Gallery feature ($4,142.66)
March- Prairie Rivers Network ($4,255.77)
April- Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services: RACES ($4,836.10)
July- Sola Gratia Farm
September- Black Lives Matter C-U
October- U-C Independent Media Center (IMC)
November- Courage Connection
December- Crisis Nursery