“Wow, this is fantastic!” That was Common Good Foundation board member Susan Christensen’s reaction to the local charity’s receipt of a check for $343.71 from Quincy Natural Foods on May 13.
Christensen, along with fellow board member Carol Snow, gratefully accepted the Co-op’s generous donation from its April “round up” campaign.” The Quincy Co-op asks its customers if they’d like to round up their bill, then donates the extra money to a local non-profit.
“It’s truly amazing that co-op shoppers can round up their bill by even a few cents each month and have it result in a check of this size,” Christensen added. Snow pointed out that the contribution will benefit the local non-profits who apply to the Common Good Foundation for grants during each of its two yearly funding cycles.
Common Good founder and president Colleen McKeown extends her thanks to Quincy Natural Foods for their donation. “As it happens,” she says, “the deadline for our spring funding requests is May 31, so we want to remind local non-profits to submit their applications by then.”
Applications for funding can be found on the foundation’s website, www.commongoodplumas.org.