February 2020 Partner of the Month
The Littleton Food Co-op, located at the corner of Cottage Street
and Route 302 in Littleton, NH, sponsors a different local non-profit each month of
the year through their “Partner of the Month” Program. Partners are chosen by
members of the Co-op who vote for their favorites during the annual Partner of the
Month Fair. For the second year, Believe in Books Literacy Foundation
(BIBLF) was voted as “Partner of the Month” and this year received the month of February!
Throughout the month, customers, visitors, and members of the Co-op have
the opportunity to “round-up” their pennies and “Show Love for Literacy” to
support BIBLF’s rapidly growing literacy program, Books from Birth. Books from
Birth provides new, age-appropriate books to children at important developmental
stages from birth to age five, at no cost to families. The Books from Birth program
has seen immense growth this year and is currently serving over 500 children in
BIBLF is hoping to expand the Books from Birth program into Grafton and
Coös County with the help from Co-op customers. Donations can be made when
checking out after shopping by “rounding-up” any pennies to the nearest dollar.
Customers are also able to “Show Love for Literacy” for $1 at any cash register.
Customers who “Show Love for Literacy,” can write their name on a paper heart
with the title of their favorite book and the heart will be displayed on the Co-op
windows for the month of February! BIBLF and Littleton Food Co-op are both
excited to offer this new donation option for customers to help BIBLF get more
books to more local children through the Books from Birth program.
The mission of Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to advance healthy
development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early
reading, imagination, and physical activity. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable
501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of
which it serves.
more info on their website, believeinbooks.org
About our Partner of the Month Program
Through our Partner of the Month Program, the Littleton Food Co-op sponsors a different local non-profit each month of the year. Partners are chosen by people like you — we host an annual Partner of the Month Fair in which member-owners vote for their favorites. We help to raise funds a number of ways:
- Donation collection boxes with partner branding are placed at each register operating in the store.
- Every Friday Evening, $1 from every Pizza sold is donated to the Partner of the Month
- The Partner of the Month may, should they choose, decorate the bulletin board in our entrance foyer.
- The Partner of the Month may, should they choose, to set up a Meet the Partner Night on a Friday night during their month.
- NEW! Pennies for Partners: Customers paying with a credit or debit card may round up their purchases and the balance goes directly to the partner of the month.
If you’re interested in finding out more about our program or would like to become a Partner, please e-mail email@example.com
January: Healthy Food Access $2,165.82
February: Mt Eustis $2,662.53
March: Bancroft House $3,381.31
April: North Country Beekeepers $3,511.82
May: Believe in Books $5,183.36
June: Second Chance Animal Shelter $6,045.71
July: Boys & Girls Club $5,793.85
August: PRKR MTN Trails & Bethlehem Trails Association
September: Littleton Studio School
September One-Day: NCG’s Future Farmers of America
September One-Day: Twin Pines Cooperative Community Fund
October: Area Food Pantries
November: Littleton Dog Park
December: Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country
2020 Partner of the Month Fair
Tuesday, August 20 from 3 pm to 6 pm. Come to the co-op and meet next year’s potential Partners, learn about their work in the community, and vote! Please view the full list at the bottom of this page.
In 2020 we will have nine openings for Partner of the Month, which includes the opportunity for in-store fundraising, awareness campaigns through the co-op’s advertising, and our popular “Round-Up” donation program.
In order to support a variety of causes, the potential Partners selected categories for themselves – we’d like to have at least one Partner from each! They include the following:
- Recreation & Environmental
- Arts & Education
- Human Services
- Animal Welfare
How Voting Works:
The deadline to submit letters of intent is August 6th 2019. All Partners must be locally focused, socially and environmentally responsible, and non-political and secular.
This year, voting will be open from August 20th through August 27th.
Only full or partial members may vote. Each member will receive one Ballot, and members may choose up to nine Partners per Ballot.
The organization with the most votes will get first choice for their preferred month. The next organizations will choose their preferred month, in the order of votes earned. If any categories are not fully represented we will choose the most votes of a category for the remaining months.
In October, November, and January we will be supporting the Twin Pines Community Fund, area food pantries, and our own Healthy Food Access Program respecively. In the event of an emergency situation that needs funding we will contact the Partner for the month to see if they are willing to forfeit Round-Up earnings for three days.
Please note that organizations may not be a Partner of the Month for more than 2 consecutive years and are welcome to apply in the third year.
If you have questions about our Partner of the Month Program, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Becky Colpitts, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Results Are In: Meet Our 2020 Partners!
January – Healthy Food Access Program
February – Believe in Books Literacy Foundation
March – North Country Beekeepers Association
April – Habitat for Humanity / Ammonusuc Region
May – White Mountain Mental Health
June – Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country
July – Littleton Dog Park
August – Copper Cannon Camp
September – Disabled American Veterans / North Country Chapter 21
October – Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation
November – Local Food Pantries
December – Bethlehem Trails Association & PRKR MTN Trails
The the full list of voting results are available here.