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Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients: January – March 2021

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 honor your commitment to reducing waste with a token worth 5¢ to give to four local organizations doing great things for our community. Get to know 2021’s 1st Quarter Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients:

Voices of the Children

The mission of Voices of the Children is to pair youth around the world in collaborative arts programs to shine a spotlight on humanitarian crises, encourage community engagement, and personal growth. They believe in leaving a legacy of love and compassion, and the artistic process holds the power to overcome adversity and heal emotional trauma.

Through their annual program, “The Butterfly Project: Strength and Resilience Through Clay”, Voices of the Children addresses the unique struggles and challenges that young women and men face worldwide, and through clay art, individuals are able to reflect on their struggles and get on a path towards healing.

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

The Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group builds partnerships that educate and engage the community in habitat restoration and watershed stewardship activities in order to increase salmon populations and ensure a healthy community for everyone.

Specifically, Skagit Fisheries is working towards raising funds to build a Salmon-Safe program in Skagit Valley. This program would allow farms and businesses to become certified Salmon-Safe and encourage sound business practices that result in stewardship and conservation of our natural resources.

Skagit Trail Builders

The mission of Skagit Trail Builders is to build and maintain multi-use trails for hikers, runners, and mountain bikers. They advocate to connect trails to everyday destinations such as parks, schools, neighborhoods, and downtown areas.

They build safe places for Skagit County residents and visitors to walk, bike, and run for recreation, fun, transportation, health, and well-being.

Family Promise

The mission of Family Promise is to support homeless and low-income families as they work to provide their children with a loving home. Through a community-based response and their Sustainable Living Programs, Family Promise helps families achieve sustainable independence.

Reuse. Rinse. Repeat.

We’re happy to welcome back the Tokens for Tomorrow Program! Every time you reuse your bag, you’re giving back. How many times have you given back? How many times have you reused your bag? Probably too many to count, and we are so grateful for your efforts. Now, how many times have you reused your bag since you washed it last? Chances are, probably too many times to count. So, please remember to wash your bags to help keep everyone’s food safe and clean. And thanks again for reusing your bag!

By: Co-op Staff

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