Giving Tree


Giving Tree Annual Fundraising Campaign

Every year, the Kootenay Co-op sells holiday cards in support of local non-profit organizations. This year, Co-op shoppers stepped up and raised $1750 for three local non-profit organizations:

  • Nelson Street Outreach
  • Friends of Kootenay Lake
  • West Kootenay Community Teeth Clinic

Fundraising Efforts

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society received $580 to put toward whatever great project they decide. This organization is an inclusive stewardship organization dedicated to sustaining a healthy Kootenay Lake for future generations.

David with Avery and Nina from FOKLSS

Here’s David Reid, Co-op Marketing and Communications Manager, handing the cheque to Avery and Nina who are BIG friends of the lake!

The Nelson Street Outreach team (Nelson Community Services) raised $800 to support their programming with the homeless population of our community. This program offers immediate and caring response to Nelson’s ‘street culture’ population – those struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental health, and/or addiction.

Alyssa with Ryall, Alyx, Cobalt and Jeremy from Nelson Street Outreach

Here’s Alyssa Nebel, Co-op Outreach Coordinator, with the no-strings-attached cheque for the Street Outreach Team, Ryall, Alyx (volunteer), Cobalt (faithful doggo), and Jeremy.

The West Kootenay Community TEETH Clinic Society received $470 to put in their reserve fund. This means that low-income folks in need can receive the dental care they need, even if they don’t have the minimum payment usually required.

Alyssa with Barry Nelson from WK Community TEETH Clinic

Here’s Alyssa again, passing the Kootenay Co-op cheque over to Barry Nelson, a representative of the TEETH Clinic.

Holiday Giving

Co-op shoppers also had the opportunity to buy two zero-margin products, a cookbook from Kootenay Kids, and the annual SEEDS calendar. That means the Co-op gave all the money from the sale of these products to the organizations that produced them!

Thank you for helping us support local non-profit efforts! We couldn’t do it without you!