Friday, January 23, 2009

Give to the Ink People when you shop the Co-Op!

Humboldt locals can provide a donation to the Ink People each time we shop at the Northcoast Co-Op in Arcata or Eureka. (The Ink People is the big mamma arts organization that took Horai under its wing.) Simply use the member number "85802" when you make your purchase and Inkers get some green. It's an easy way to donate to the arts and support the organization that fosters us.


If you're not in the area, you can still support the Ink People by becoming a member: Go to the Ink People's website, download the membership form (PDF) and join. And if you have spare change rattling in your pocket, please make a separate donation to the Ink People for Horai. It will help us to purchase tea or sweets for tea practice, or items such as chakin, sensu, kaishi... or whatever else we might need to do a demonstration. Buddah thanks you, and so do we.


Community Groups Selected for 1% Register Donation Program


The Gifting Committee of the North Coast Co-op’s Cooperative Community Fund (CCF) approved 48 non-profit organizations to participate in receiving donations from shoppers at the register, 12 more than last year. How it works: A Co-op shopper tells their cashier the number for the non-profit organization they want to donate to. The cashier enters that number into the register and one percent of the total is automatically added to the shopper's transaction. Membership is not required. A list of groups is posted at each register. The one percent donation is kept in the non-profit organization’s account and donations are distributed twice throughout the program year (July 1 though June 30). The next application period is Spring 2009.

In addition to the 28 previously participating groups, new groups include 4-H TRAIL, Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT), Friends of the Annie & Mary Rail-trail, Hospice of Humboldt, Humboldt Pride, KHSU, McKinleyville Youth Center, Miranda's Rescue, North Coast Regional Land Trust, Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast, Redwood Coast Children's Chorus, Salmon Creek Community School, Sequoia Humane Society, Sequoia Park Zoo, Serenity Inn, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Sustainable Nations, The Ink People Center for the Arts, Trails Trust of Humboldt Bay, and World Shelters.

Donations to program groups fund operational costs and specific projects in the community. To view details for each program visit northcoastco-op.com and go to Donations. Scroll down to the Register Donation Program area at the bottom of the page. Monitor how much each group earns by clicking on the link “Click here to look up info on current program participants.”

CCF is a permanent endowment established and directed by members of the North Coast Co-op, which awards grants to support projects and the work of community organizations in Humboldt County. Through collaborative grant making the Fund seeks to strengthen the community by emphasizing projects and activities that promote democratic cooperative principles, community development and food security.

Register Donation Program Groups and Their Numbers for 2008-2009

4-H Leaders Council

80031

4-H TRAIL

80032

AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project

80053

Arcata Children's Centers

80658

Arcata House

81381

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

80001

CCAT (Campus Center for Appropriate Technology

87370

CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers)

80043

CCF (Co-op Community Fund)

80501

Dell'Arte

81883

Democracy Unlimited

80044

Food for People

80003

Friends of the Annie & Mary Rail-trail

82006

Friends of the Dunes

80611

HCAR (Humboldt Community Access & Resource Center)

80037

Hospice of Humboldt

82007

Humboldt Arts Council

80538

Humboldt Community Breast Health Project

80018

Humboldt County Red Cross

82002

Humboldt Domestic Violence

81965

Humboldt Library Foundation

80019

Humboldt Mediation Services

80046

Humboldt Pride

82009

Humboldt Senior Resource Center

80020

Humboldt Wildlife Care Center

80007

KHSU

83090

Lost Coast Camp

84230

Making Headway

80008

McKinleyville Youth Center

82011

Miranda's Rescue

82012

North Coast Regional Land Trust

82013

Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast

85847

Queer Humboldt

80048

RCAA Youth Services Bureau

80012

Redwood Coast Children's Chorus

80039

Renewable Energy Student Union

80049

Salmon Creek Community School

82017

Sequoia Humane Society

82018

Sequoia Park Zoo

82019

Serenity Inn

82020

Six Rivers Planned Parenthood

84096

St. Josheph Hospital Foundation

82021

Sustainable Nations

82022

The Ink People Center for the Arts

85802

Trails Trust of Humboldt Bay

82024

Tri-County Independent Living

80050

World Shelters

80042

Y.E.S. (Youth Educational Services)

80025

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