While the holiday season looks different this year, there’s still power in supporting the cooperatives that enrich our communities—and right now, that support is helping these people-centered businesses keep their doors open. And while the economic impacts of COVID-19 mean many of us are facing new financial hurdles, even small purchases and small donations add up to build and sustain impact.
This Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday, and it’s a great opportunity not only to #shopsmall, but also to #shopcoop and support your favorite neighborhood cooperatives.
Then, extend the goodwill through the holiday season and unleash the power of cooperatives by making a donation to the Cooperative Development Foundation on Giving Tuesday, December 1.
A global generosity movement since 2012, Giving Tuesday has become the kickoff to the charitable season, inspiring hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.
Last year, more than 1.1. million people created fundraisers or donated to over 97,000 charitable organizations through Facebook raising more than $120 million. Help CDF by sharing this Giving Tuesday donation link on social media or creating a fundraiser of your own to support its mission of promoting and developing cooperatives to improve economic opportunities for all.
The cooperative community’s continued support of CDF’s mission to promote and develop cooperatives to improve economic opportunities and allows CDF to make grants, loans and investments that support co-op development, strengthen Main Street cooperative businesses, create sustainable jobs and enhance the lives of people and communities.