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.
FEBRUARY’S ROUND UP: The Prairie Rivers Network
Prairie Rivers Network champions clean, healthy rivers and lakes and safe drinking water to benefit the people and wildlife of Illinois. Drawing upon sound science and working cooperatively with others we advocate public policies and cultural values that sustain the ecological health and biological diversity of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.