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Shop 4% Friday on June 28th to Support Communities in Schools

On the 4th Friday of every month, you shop and, together, we give! Skagit Valley Food Co-op’s 4% Friday Community Shopping Day recipients receive 4% of the day’s sales at the Co-op, so the more you put in your cart, the more you give back! On Friday, June 28th, 4% of sales will be donated to Communities in Schools.

Communities in Schools of Whatcom-Skagit partners with public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. School-based staff partner with teachers in 5 Mt. Vernon schools to identify challenges students face in class or at home and coordinate with community partners to bring outside resources inside schools. From immediate needs like food or clothing to more complex ones like counseling or emotional support, we do whatever it takes to help students succeed.

How will your shopping trip help Communities in Schools?

4% Friday funds will be used to pay for group activity supplies, including art supplies, and healthy snacks for students who come to school and CIS groups hungry and need something healthy to eat in order to focus on their school work, whether it’s before or after school.

By: Co-op Staff

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