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.
DECEMBER’S ROUND UP: Crisis Nursery
Crisis Nursery creates an “Island of Safety” dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis.
Crisis Nursery is the only emergency-based child care facility open 24 hours, 365 days a year for the entire community to access with no fees, or income eligibility. Besides safe shelter for children, ages birth through six, we also provide family support and parenting education to strengthen parent skills and confidence. We believe that asking for help is a sign of strength.