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4th Quarter Tokens for Tomorrow at Skagit Valley Food Co-op

Each quarter, Skagit Valley Food Co-op selects four Tokens for Tomorrow recipients. With Tokens for Tomorrow, every time you bring in a reusable shopping bag, we reward your commitment to reducing waste with a token worth 5¢ to give to Neighbors in Need Food Bank or one of four other local organizations doing great things for our community. We’re excited about about our wonderful 4th Quarter Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients and the work they’re doing. Check them out, and look for their collection jars in the Co-op October 1 – December 31, 2018.

Million Waves Project

Every year, 28-billion pounds of plastic ends up in our ocean AND Approximately 40 million people in the developing world are in need of prosthetic limbs yet only five percent have any prosthetic options.

The Million Waves Project brings together two unacceptable global issues and provides a sustainable and smart solution. They take recycled plastic cleaned from the ocean and turn it into 3D printable material. Then, through an open app we connect with individuals in need of a prosthetic and print a custom hand, arm or single digit exactly to their specifications. Each prosthetic costs approximately $45 dollars to source, print and deliver. Your Token for Tomorrow can help clean our oceans and provide individuals the ability to go back to work for their families, back to playing with their friends and doing daily tasks they are otherwise unable to do on their own.

Family Promise of Skagit Valley

Family Promise of Skagit Valley is a resource for children and their families who have recently lost permanent housing. A cooperative network of congregations and volunteers provide hospitality, shelter, and meals while empowering these families to regain their independence. They mentor at-risk families. They teach financial literacy. They help find jobs and affordable housing. They create programs to meet specific needs in their communities. And they advocate for public policies that alleviate poverty and promote the economic stability of low-income families.

Friendship House

Friendship House is a leader in providing comprehensive services and programs for homeless people who seek emergency shelter and supportive transitional housing, empowering them towards self-sufficiency. By addressing the underlying and intersecting causes of homelessness, Friendship House plays a vital role in ending the cycle of homelessness.

Welcome Home Community Co-op

Welcome Home Community Co-op was formed to empower people who have experienced, or are currently experiencing, homelessness. The membership is almost entirely composed of people who have lived experience of homelessness. The scope of activities has a broad range, from connecting people to the resources that are available to them, to establishing friendships who will walk alongside, to developing cooperative communities where everyone has a voice and a sense of ownership. Everyone interested in learning more can participate weekly in the community conversations hosted by Welcome Home Community Co-op on Friday mornings at 8:30 at the Mt. Vernon SDA Church, 4520 E. College Way, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273. Welcome Home Community Co-op: Empowering Our Community!

By: Co-op Staff

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