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Charitable Giving

Change Is Good Program

Small amounts of change has a big impact.. literally. Our Change Is Good fundraising program is a way to provide support to local organizations in need. Round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and at the end of each quarter we present the funds raised to our featured partner in the form of store credit.
Learn more or apply to be a non-profit partner.

Kid Creator Pop-up Shop

Our Kid Creator Pop-up Shop allows us to feature the work of our local kids! Have a Kid Creator of your own whose products you’d like featured in the store? Please complete the application and we’ll be in touch.

Capital Roots Squash Hunger

We’re working with Capital Roots to squash hunger! As a donation collection site, you can leave produce (ideally with a long shelf life) in the marked box at the front of the store. This food is then distributed to our region’s food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters.

Annual Blanket Drive
October 1-December 31, 2021

Benefitting Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP)
We serve as a collection site for an annual blanket drive held by a beloved member of our front end team, Alicia. Each year, she collects new and used blankets for a non-profit in our community. Help us reach her 2021 goal of 250 blankets!

SiCM Fill the Van Drives

Items such as spices, period products, and cleaning supplies are often overlooked when donating to food pantries. Every few months, we partner with Schenectady Community Ministries (SiCM) to help fill the gaps with a week-long collection drive.

Flag Collection

Every June we collect worn, torn, faded, and soiled flags and a member of our community takes them for respectful disposal by American Legion Post 1092.

Co-op Board of Directors

The Co-op is just shy of serving the community for 80 years. If you’re interested in giving back to the Co-op community, or just making some new friends while strengthening your business acumen, we invite you to apply.

Become a Member

We’re an independent store owned by our shoppers, offering a huge selection of organic, gourmet, and locally made specialty items next to a complete range of your favorite national brand products.