Every small change donation you make at the register has a HUGE impact on your local community! Thank you for choosing to round up your purchase and support your neighborhood nonprofits.
In 2019, your Change Matters donations built a food pantry in the Tubman Chrysalis Center, provided free and affordable music lessons for youth in North Minneapolis, donated 70 new beds to children transitioning out of homelessness, and so
We raised over $150,000 this year and increased our annual donations by $10,000!
We launched Product Partners, a program built in partnership with our local vendors to donate a portion of their sales to Change Matters. Our Product Partners alone donated over $3,000!
From our 2019 Change Matters Organizations
“The Midwest Food Connection is extremely thankful for your Change Matters contributions. Food connects us with each other, our planet and ourselves. Only with our strong co-op partnerships can Midwest Food Connection inspire thousands of young people every year to deepen their relationship with food—benefiting their bodies, their communities and the earth.
On behalf of these students, we thank the marketing team, the staff, Gustola Granola, and, most of all, the shoppers at the Wedge, Linden Hills, and the Wedge Table. Your donations—totaling over $12,000—will go directly to neighborhood schools such as Kenwood, Barton and Lake Harriet. In addition, we are allocating your funds for teaching at City View School on Minneapolis’ Northside.”
– Uli Koester, Executive Director,
Midwest Food Connection
“We are so grateful to have been chosen as a 2019 Change Matters recipient. What an amazing show of generosity from the entire co-op community. The $14,403 raised through register round-ups and Feral Kombucha’s donation make a substantial impact on a small organization like ours. The donation represents 7% of our entire 2019 budget and is enough to provide a new bed and dream kit to over 70 children. In addition, the stores collected many wonderful items for our dream kits.
With this help, we will exceed our 600-bed delivery goal this year. We know that these beds are having a real impact in the community, as 85% of the families report that their children’s sleep has improved, which in turn will help those children heal and allow them to lead healthy and productive lives. Thanks for being a part of helping kids in our community get healthy sleep.”
– Meg Hobday,
My Very Own Bed
The Lift Garage
nonprofit auto repair
Clothing repair for those in need
House of Charity
Free meals and housing support for those in need
Green Card Voices
Sharing firsthand immigrant narratives through digital storytelling
Walk-In Counseling Center
Free, accessible mental health counseling
Community Emergency Service
Strengthening community through hunger relief, serving neighbors and sharing resources
Mission Animal Hospital
Accessible, nonprofit veterinary care
Nawayee Center School
Alternative high school for American Indian youth
Centro De Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha
Worker organization securing fair working conditions across the Twin Cities
Native American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems
Promoting Indigenous foodways education and increasing access to indigenous foods
Pillsbury United Communities
Building a just society by co-creating change and empowering communities
Arts education for urban youth in North Minneapolis
Our 2020 Product Partners
We’re in the process of recruiting local vendors to be a part of our 2020 Product Partner Program! So far, we’ve got these awesome vendors on board. Look for their products on our shelves to support the Change Matters groups during select months.