Did you know, it's one of our founding principles to support our community?

The Co-op holds all kinds of charitable events throughout the year and even donates a percentage of sales from a given day to larger causes. We also do all we can to support smaller organizations that have a regional impact through our Wooden Nickels program. Shoppers receive a Wooden Nickel for every bag-able purchase when they bring their own bag to take it home in. They can then donate that Wooden Nickel to one of two nonprofits. These nonprofits are chosen quarterly from suggestions made by staffers and shoppers.

To apply for our Wooden Nickel program please fill out our Donation Request Form. 

Other Community Donations: If you would like support for an event you have coming up, please let us know. Our resources are limited, but we will provide what we can.  Fill out our Donation Request Form and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or feel free to drop information by the store.

Our Donations Policy

Organizations must be a registered 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit; must be nonpartisan (not affiliated with or promoting any political issue, party, or candidate); cannot discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or physical disability; should benefit Southern Illinois communities and their citizens; are fund-raising for programs that are not intended to advance a particular religious belief; and are fund-raising for programs that meet all of the above criteria.