Give Up! Change for our Community
Through Give Up shoppers may “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar and contribute their change to the local organization featured that month. We will offer Give Up at both co-op locations, and we will continue our Raising the Ante program in our store on Grandin Road.
Your change can have a huge impact on the growth of local organizations. So, join with the Co-op and Give Up!
Interested in Becoming a GIVE UP! Recipient?
Apply Now for the 2016 Give Up! program. Click here to fill out the online application. Applications will be accept online only through December 1. A committee comprised of co-op employees and board members will review all of the applications in December and announce the 2016 Give Up recipients before December 31, 2015. Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op may preempt the schedule for special circumstances such as disaster relief. Recipient organizations are selected based upon how well their mission and goals align with Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op’s Ends.
2015 Give Up Recipients
ROANOKE CHILDREN’S THEATRE
In 2015, Roanoke Children’s Theatre will produce and tour EAT: IT’S NOT ABOUT FOOD, tackling the issues surrounding eating disorders in boys and girls. Funding from Give Up! will support the education outreach for grade-wide attendance of approx. 2,500-3,500 middle schoolers.
Our awesome shoppers raised $1,324.77!
PROJECT ACCESS OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY
Project Access coordinates comprehensive healthcare services for the low-income, uninsured residents of the Roanoke Valley. Funding from Give Up! will go toward the dental fund to cover the small co-pay of $15 per patient for anyone who cannot pay this fee.
Our incredible shoppers raised $1,020.11!
Plenty! is a grassroots organization in Floyd, VA that nourishes community and feeds hungry neighbors by growing and sharing food. Funding from Give Up! will provide healthy choices for the food bank by purchasing healthy choices year round.
Our amazing shoppers raised $1,402.80!
GIRLS ROCK ROANOKE!
Girls Rock! Roanoke empowers girls and women through music, creative expression and collaboration. Funds raised through the Give Up! program will support Girls Rock! Camp in July 2015, including supplies and scholarships for campers who may be unable to pay the tuition fee.
Our really really cool shoppers raised $1,882.20!
WILDLIFE CARE ALLIANCE
Wildlife Care Alliance is a group of state and federally Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitators, volunteering their time to take in over 1,000 cases each year. Funding from Give Up! will go toward purchasing food, medicine and supplies for the WCA.
Our super shoppers raised $2,107.60!
CENTER IN THE SQUARE
Center in the Square is a unique home to regional arts & cultural organizations, creating and driving opportunities that enhance education, economic development and quality of life. Funding from the Give Up! campaign will go toward developing cirriculum for “The Ocean in the Mountains”, an new innovative environmental education program.
BLUE RIDGE LAND CONSERVANCY
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy saves land and changes lives! BRLC forever protects the places we love and need the most in the Roanoke region — our farms, forests, rivers and streams, mountaintops and scenic views. Funds received from the Give Up! campaign will go toward running initiatives for education and outreach to local landowners, monitoring the properties that BRLC protects, and educate families and children through programs such as school garden clubs, Bay Day Chesapeake Bay Education Program for Botetourt 4th Graders and other programs.
GIRLS ON THE RUN ROANOKE VALLEY
Girls on the Run Roanoke Valley inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using fun, experience based curriculum which integrates running. Funding from the Give Up! campaign will provide scholarships for girls who are on free or reduced lunch who want to participate in the program.
MILL MOUNTAIN GARDEN CLUB
Mill Mountain Garden Club has initiated a “Scoop The Poop” campaign, an ongoing public awareness program to educate the public about the effects of pet waste on our waterways. Funds from Give Up! will be used to obtain more pet waste stations for parks, greenways, as well as interpretive signage along the greenway for public awareness.
To Be Determined.
LOCAL OFFICE ON AGING – MEALS ON WHEELS
The LOA Area Agency on Aging’s mission is to help older persons remain independent for as long as possible. Funding from the Give Up! campaign will supplement the Meals on Wheels program which provides a hot, noon-time meals to homebound seniors 60 and older.
COMMUNITY YOUTH PROGRAM
Community Youth Program is a nonprofit school program for disadvantaged Roanoke City School students in grades 4-8. Funds from the Give Up! campaign will allow CYP to provide healthy & nutritious meals to their families and their monthly Family Nights.