Round Up for Good!
Each month, Common Ground’s customers “Round Up” their change at the register to donate to an organization that has been chosen by our owners. Customers may also throw extra change into our donation box on their way out.
The Round Up program began in February 2010, following the earthquake in Haiti. Customers had expressed a desire to donate to the humanitarian efforts in Haiti through the Co-op. After a month of doing so, customers expressed interest in continuing to donate, and so the Round Up program was born. The following year’s Round Up beneficiaries are nominated and chosen by Common Ground’s owners in an annual election.
APRIL’S ROUND UP: Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County
Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County and ReStore is a nonprofit, Christian housing ministry that works both to eliminate poverty housing around the world and to make adequate housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat welcomes partners from any faith – or no faith tradition – whom are willing to help improve the lives of families needing safe, affordable, decent housing.