On April 20th, The Exchange was the beneficiary of the Orcas Food Co-op’s 3% Thursdays Community Shopping Days. We are please to announce that $206 was raised by patrons and the co-op. These funds are directly benefitting The Exchange rebuild project.
Sincere thanks to the Orcas Food Co-op for offering this program, which is a great way to give back to the community and local non-profits.
More info about the 3% Thursdays Community Shopping Days program (from the Orcas Food Co-op’s website):
“On the third Thursday of each month 3% of the gross receipts of Orcas Food Co-op are donated to pre-selected community organizations.
“Organizations will be eligible for the program based on their service to the community in the following areas: local community service organizations, organic food, healthy food for children or seniors, environmentally friendly and sustainable agricultural practices, human rights, environmental preservation and groups with similar missions and values. The Marketing and Outreach Committee and Co-op Management Team will select the winning organizations and assign each to a Thursday in one of the months of the following calendar year. The winning programs will be contacted prior to the first of the year.
“The Co-op looks forward to collaborating to promote local organizations and their values to our members and the community at large.”