Round Up at the register this November to support our local food pantries!
The 2023 Partners of the Month
Our Members chose the following organizations to be our 2023 Partners of the Month:
January – Bethlehem Elementary/Garden Club
February – Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN)
March – Affordable Housing, Education, and Development (AHEAD)
April – CCFHS/Response to Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Center
May – Believe in Books Literacy Foundation
June – Copper Cannon Camp
July – The Pemigewasset Valley Search & Rescue Team
August – Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT)
September – Veterans2Veterans Group
October – Littleton Food Co-op Community Fund
November – Local Food Pantries
December – New England Disabled Sports
Meet the 2024 Partners of the Month!
Our Members chose the following organizations to be our 2024 Partners of the Month. The winning candidates will be assigned months over the next few weeks. Here are the results of the election.
North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency
Above the Notch Literacy Project
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services
Friends of the Littleton Public Library
Center for New Beginnings
North Country Pride
PRKR MTN Trails & Franconia Area New England Mountain Bike Association
Bethlehem Trails Association
Free Rein Rescue and Rehab
July – Pemigewassett Search & Rescue Team
How We Help Local Organizations
The Co-op helps local organizations raise funds and awareness in a number of ways:
- Round-Up: Customers paying with a credit or debit card may round up their purchases and the balance goes directly to the Partner of the Month.
- Donation collection boxes with partner branding are placed at each register.
- Messaging about our partners is included in our weekly e-newsletter, social media posts, on our website, and in our weekly newspaper ads.
- Posters and flyers are displayed on our Community Board and around the store.
- Opportunities to meet our members, including info tables, grocery bagging, and other events.
How Our Partners Are Chosen
Each year during the Summer we accept applications from local organizations, and our Members select the final Partners by popular vote. Voting is held online and we have paper ballots available as well. Only full or partial Members may vote by casting a ballot; one vote is allowed per Membership.
The organization with the most votes gets the first choice for their preferred month. Then the next organizations choose their preferred month in the order of votes earned. We divide the organizations into categories each year so that a diverse variety of groups is being supported; if any categories are not represented, we choose the organization with the most votes within a category and add it to the final list.
We reserve months to raise funding for the Littleton Cooperative Community Fund as well as area food pantries. In the event of an emergency situation that needs funding, we will contact the Partner for the month to see if they are willing to forfeit Round-Up earnings for three days.
Please note that organizations may not be a Partner of the Month for more than 2 consecutive years, but are welcome to apply in the third year.
If you have questions about our Partner of the Month Program or would like to apply, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Becky Colpitts, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to Become a 2025 Partner
The deadline to apply for our 2025 Partner of the Month Program is in August 2024. If you’re interested in finding out more about our program or would like to become a Partner, please e-mail email@example.com.
Partners must be:
- Locally focused
- Socially and environmentally responsible
- Non political & secular
- Located within 30 miles of Littleton
- Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit, or under the umbrella of an established 501(c)(3) organization in the area
- Have a tax identification number
- The mission of the organization should align with the Co-op’s mission & vision
- Have a plan for using any funds raised if selected
Please note that organizations may not be a Partner of the Month for more than 2 consecutive years, but are welcome to apply again after that.
How Partners Are Selected
Each year our Members choose 8-10 organizations for our Partner program via popular vote. We want our Members to make an informed choice and also learn about the great work being done in our community, so we put together lots of promotional materials about the candidates, post flyers in the store, share posts and videos on social media, include information on our website and in our e-newsletter, and we also offer the opportunity to set up a table during our Partner of the Month Fair.