BriarPatch Food Co-op Round-up at the Register program

The Co-op CAUSE program allows you to donate easily at checkout to a community endeavor aligned with the Co-op’s Ends Policies. Together we can raise a substantial amount for these causes by focusing attention on a given project for several weeks.

As you check out, just ask the cashier to round up your total payment to the nearest dollar or more. The amount over and above the purchase total — 100 percent of it — will be donated to the designated project.Save

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August CAUSE: Nevada County Pets in Need

Nevada County Pets in Need (NCPIN), originally known as Nevada County Pets of the Homeless, is a non-profit organization that began with an appeal for food for pets of the local homeless population. Their list of services has grown to now include distribution of pet supplies, funds for veterinary care, vaccinations, flea meds and especially spay-neuter services. The list of eligible pets has grown as well; currently, pets of low-income residents, veterans, and senior residents of Nevada County are eligible to receive these services and supplies.

Each Monday morning, NCPIN distributes food, spay-neuter and vaccination referrals, treats, toys, coats, collars and flea medications from their headquarters. They also help pay for pet licensing fees.

The organization has no paid staff; volunteers take care of everything. NCPIN has a small thrift store to help raise funds, and is also extremely grateful for donations in support of their goals, either at the register as August’s CAUSE partner, through their web site, at their headquarters, or in donation bins located at select merchants in the community.

2019 CAUSE recipients will be featured for an assigned period during 2019. The new applications for 2020 are available for download. The deadline for 2020 applications is August 31, 2019 at 5pm.

Applications for the 2020 CAUSE are available for download.