SEED: Seward Co-op's Donation Program

August SEED recipient: Nawayee Center School

SEED funding will support Nawayee Center School, a culturally specific alternative program for Native American students in grades 7-12. SEED funds will support the school’s indigenous garden program through the purchase of seeds, starter plants, tools, gardening supplies and the development of an indigenous plants database. Students, with the help of staff, will document their gardening activities using video.

So far this month, 33,861 customers have donated $15,112 to Nawayee Center School.

Throughout our 42-year history, Seward Co-op has been committed to giving back to our community. In 2011, we introduced a new way for customers to deliver on this commitment.

SEED is focused on organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community and/or support our P6 initiative — products that are local, cooperatively-owned/non-profit, and small farmer/producer. Make charitable donations on an ongoing basis, during your transactions at the register, by rounding up your total to the nearest dollar or adding whatever amount you'd like to donate.

Recent SEED Recipients

July 2014: Children’s Hospital
(totals: 40,917 customers donated $17,931)

June 2014: Brian Coyle Food Shelf
(totals: 39,119 customers donated $17,484)

May 2014: Sabathani Community Center
(totals: 41,450 customers donated $18,470)

April 2014: WE WIN Institute
(totals: 39,408 customers donated $16,947)

March 2014: Brian Coyle Food Shelf
(totals: 40,421 customers donated $18,430. Seward Co-op matched $2,109 over the course of a weekend, for a total of $20,539.)

February 2014: Open Arms of Minnesota
(totals: 72,754 customers donated $15,207)

January 2014: Midtown Farmers Market
(totals: 67,655 customers donated $13,812)

Find SEED donation totals for past year's recipients here, including emergency disaster relief efforts.