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Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients: July – September 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 3rd Quarter Tokens for Tomorrow Recipients:

Long Live the Kings: Save Salmon to Save Orcas
Salmon and steelhead are synonymous with Puget Sound. Their decline threatens our environment, waterways, the economic well-being of fishing communities, the spiritual and cultural identities of tribal nations, and our already fragile southern resident killer whales. Long Live the Kings’ mission is to restore wild salmon and steelhead, and support sustainable fishing in the Pacific Northwest. LLTK envisions a Northwest with a growing human population, a thriving economy, a healthy Puget Sound, and strong and vibrant salmon runs. Since 1986, its efforts to advance science, improve management, and implement solutions through smart salmon recovery projects and policy have resulted in significant wins for Pacific Northwest salmon, with 1,000,000+ fish returned to waterways, Hood Canal summer chum nearing delisting from the federal Endangered Species Act, and Spring Chinook returning to the North Fork Skokomish River for the first time in 50 years. When you choose to donate to Long Live the Kings, you help ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy a Puget Sound that supports salmon, orcas, and all who depend on them.

Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center)
Northwest Organization for Animal Help (The NOAH Center) is dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats. It is committed to high quality spay and neuter programs available for low income residents, family friendly pet adoptions, humane education and volunteer programs through our state-of-the-art facilities and Spay/Neuter Center.

Girls on the Run
The Y is a cause-driven organization focused on three key areas: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. It believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors.

Girls on the Run combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) running event with healthy living education. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants in the 12-week program learn how to celebrate their unique and real selves.

Not only does Girls on the Run get girls moving, but it also equips them with the tools necessary to effectively manage many of life’ challenges including gossip, bullying, establishing healthy friendships, and standing up for themselves and others.

The program instills self-esteem through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training – all of which are accomplished through an active collaboration with girls, their parents, schools, volunteers, staff, and the community.

Children of the Valley
Children of the Valley is a safe, secure after school program that provides a positive, caring, and supportive environment for children of low-income families that values and respects each child’s potential, while offering a variety of cultural enrichment activities as well as academic support. Children of the Valley enjoys creating partnerships and building relationships within the community and cultures of the Skagit Valley.

By: Co-op Staff

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