Each spring, our member-owners nominate community organizations to participate in our Co-ops for Community Day program. Organizations with the most nominations appear on the ballot during our annual Board elections, and Rising Tide member-owners vote to determine which 10 local nonprofit organizations will be the recipients during the upcoming year beginning in August.
In this program, Rising Tide donates .5% of our Wednesday sales to a different local organization each month. Rising Tide’s Community Investment Fund is the donation recipient in November and December every year.
Below are the organizations chosen through July 2015:
July 2014: Lincoln County Animal Shelter
August 2014: Newcastle Ecumenical Food Pantry
September 2014: Lincoln County Animal Shelter
October 2014: Community Housing Improvement Project, Inc. (CHIP)
January 2015: Damariscotta River Association
February 2015: Pemaquid Watershed Association
March 2015: Community Energy Fund of Lincoln County
April 2015: New Hope for Women
May 2015: Healthy Kids
July 2015: ElderCare Network of Lincoln County
See our past Co-ops for Community Day recipients below.
2014: Lincoln County Community Energy Fund, Damariscotta River Association, Community Housing Improvement Project (CHIP, Inc), Pemaquid Watershed Association, FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools), Healthy Kids
2013: Medomak Valley Land Trust, ElderCare Network of Lincoln County, Skidompha Library, Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels, Damariscotta River Association, FARMS (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools), Lincoln County Animal Shelter, MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association), Newcastle Ecumenical Food Pantry, New Hope for Women
2012: Community Housing Improvement Project (CHIP, Inc), Coastal Kids Preschool, New Hope for Women, Healthy Kids, Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels, Newcastle Ecumenical Food Pantry, F.A.R.M.S. (Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools)