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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





May CAUSE: Child Advocates of Nevada County

The mission of Child Advocates of Nevada County is to help Nevada County’s children grow up safe, secure, and ready for the future. Child Advocates offers three programs that empower and protect children: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Foothills & Truckee Healthy Babies, and Child Safety Puppeteers.

CASA provides screened, trained and supervised volunteers to advocate for a child’s needs and best possible outcomes. These volunteers are sworn into Nevada County Superior Court as Officers of the Court.

Fully accredited through Healthy Families America, Foothills & Truckee Healthy Babies is a nationally acclaimed, evidence-based home visiting program for Nevada County. Home visitors can educate parents on child development and child health and safety, as well help parents enroll in healthcare programs or provide transportation to medical appointments.

Child Safety Puppeteers brings a message of personal safety to young children. Harnessing the talent and creative energy of high school student volunteers, the program teaches abuse education, prevention and reporting.

To learn more about Child Advocates of Nevada County, visit

2021 CAUSE applications are now available. Applications are due no later than Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Some applicants not selected for the CAUSE program may be selected to receive funding through the Cooperative Community Fund.