The Give Where You Live Campaign is a national effort to support food cooperatives across the U.S. in building local Cooperative Community Funds.
Sponsored by the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation, each fund will serve as a means for co-op members and shoppers to make donations to an endowment that donates to local non-profit organizations.
The interest earned by each Fund will be given annually to local groups working on issues relating to sustainable agriculture and organic food, hunger and social issues, environmental protection and cooperatives.
The Give Where You Live Campaign represents each Co-op's special effort to give back to those deserving--and hard working--groups that build community.
Give Where You Live! Because great organizations begin here.
The Hanover Cooperative Community Fund (HCCF) was established by the Hanover Co-op’s Board of Directors in 2001. In 2003, the HCCF made its first contributions to two nonprofits in the Hanover area from interest generated by the fund.
Fundraising is accomplished in a number of ways, including an annual employee walkathon; the sales of raffle tickets, t-shirts, and other items; and direct donations from members and shoppers at the registers during our annual drive in October. The greatest number of donations, however, are received when Co-op members give back the patronage refund checks they receive in late May. Since they began donating their patronage refund checks in 2002, thousands of Co-op members have signed over more than $60,000 to their community fund.