The Co-op’s Register Round Up Program was established in July 2018, and each quarter gives shoppers the opportunity to round up their total at the register to the nearest dollar and give the difference to a local non-profit that has been pre-selected by the Co-op.
FIRST QUARTER–July, August, September
SECOND QUARTER–October, November, December
THIRD QUARTER–January, February March
FOURTH QUARTER–April, May, June
This quarters recipient is Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia
History of Animal Friends
It all started with a gentle, 11-year-old golden retriever/black lab mix named “Lucky.” He came into the lives of a small group of friends in north central West Virginia who had been fostering and caring for rescue animals for many years. Lucky was so mistreated that his hip was dislocated from a violent kick. He had been left to die by those he thought he could trust. A caring neighbor saved him, providing blankets, food and water until the rescue group arrived, and a member took Lucky home and arranged for orthopedic surgery to repair his hip. He made a full recovery and was an inspiration to this group of animal-loving friends who were quickly running out of room within their own homes for additional animals in need.
Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia (AFNCWV) was born out of a desire by the group to do the right thing for these animals of misfortune. Together, they strived to create a high-quality, non-profit shelter to provide refuge, care and aid for unwanted, abandoned, and abused animals. The group wanted to provide a shelter where there would be no unwarranted euthanasia. AFNCWV doesn’t believe that pets should be killed simply because they have no homes.
As of the last tally in summer 2016, the group has helped to save the lives of more than 7,000 animals since registering as a non-profit with the West Virginia Secretary of State in 1999. (http://www.animalfriendswv.org/about/)
In addition to the no-kill animal shelter, there is a thrift shop (Animal Friends Thrift Shoppe) run by the same organization where 100% of proceeds to to support AFNCWV. You can find clothes, kitchenware, furniture, jewelry, books, etc. They accept donations!