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Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients: April – June 2019

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 Neighbors in Need Food Bank or one of four other local organizations doing great things for our community. Check out 2019’s 2nd Quarter Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients:

NAMI Skagit
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI Skagit is a part of this organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for persons with mental illness (called consumers or peers) and their families within Skagit County.

NAMI provides support by offering support groups and classes where families or peers can get to know each other. NAMI provides education by offering classes like Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, and NAMI Basics. Peers present their story to the community through the “In Our Own Voice” program, and the “Next Generation” program presentations to our area schools so our youth can learn about mental illness.

Stanwood Co-op Preschool
Stanwood Co-op Preschool’s mission is to foster a lifelong of learning in each child who passes through its doors. Stanwood Co-op Preschool has been operating since 1976, staffed by professional teachers who work with parent volunteers to operate a successful, stimulating and engaging classroom. The school’s philosophy is that young children learn best through hands-on activities and the social interactions of play.

Bow Little Market
The Bow Farmers Market was started to connect farmers (and makers) with the Bow community. It is a volunteer-run, non-profit, open-air market centered in the Samish watershed. The vision is to build the time and place for community to meet, provide mutual support, and create local solutions. All are invited to join in creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in which to do a little business, barter, find a treasure, and support a neighbor.

Friends of the Forest
The Friends of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands is dedicated to the preservation of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands through education, outreach, and stewardship. They provide a wide range of educational and stewardship opportunities for youth and adults in the local community. Community education has been the centerpiece of its mission: over 2,000 local citizens of all ages participate in its programs each year.

By: Co-op Staff

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