Round Up at the Register is a program we offer at Moonflower Community Co-op to help our community programs raise the funds needed to achieve their goals. For a two-week period, once each quarter, we offer the opportunity for owners and customers to “round up” their purchases to the next whole dollar, to benefit a local non-profit project.
What is expected of a Round Up partner organization?
First you will need to complete an application online (see below) or ask for a paper copy from our office. If selected, we will ask you to write a short article describing your project, which we will publish in our newsletter to promote your organization’s Round Up, and to create a short list of important talking points that the Moonflower team can use at the register to promote donations. We also encourage engagement from recipients through tabling events at the co-op during busy business hours to increase awareness and participation of the Round Up campaign.
What if your organization is not a non-profit?
You can still participate in Round Up at the Register; however, you would need to be sponsored by a non-profit.
Read on to learn more about past Round Up recipients and how this fundraiser is helping these organizations make a difference in our community. Imagine what Round Up at the Register could do for your organization!
How to apply:
Please click here to fill out the application form online, or download and print the form here. Or, pick up a paper copy from the co-op. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. *Please note: Since we only host Round Up campaigns 4 times per year, we have an ever-growing waitlist of organizations for our Round Up program currently extending into 2025.*
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Round Up recipients:
This quarter’s Round Up recipient was Grand Area Mentoring. Generous owners and customers donated $909.01 to GAM, and Moonflower “rounded up” with our own donation to bring the total raised to $1000!
This month’s Round Up at the Register campaign for Hearthspace Moab raised $1037.46! Moonflower Co-op donated to round up this amount to $1100. Hearthspace is a nonprofit based in Moab that helps people embody their deepest, truest Self and realize Oneness. They do this by providing free “by donation” wellness, educational, and community arts opportunities. Hearthspace’s Moab Kitchen food truck serves 100% whole plant based, seed-to-table, organic food by donation, supported by our own community gardens. Funding will be used to support our community programming (especially vertical gardening efforts), marketing and outreach, and general operating costs.
This Round Up campaign for Community Rebuilds raised $781.65 from donations at the register. Moonflower rounded up to make it an even $900. CR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to build energy efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program. CR works with low-income families and individuals to construct affordable homes using “dirt cheap” materials including locally sourced sand, clay, and straw. They also operate a free internship program for young emerging professionals to get hands-on experience in natural building and learn about affordable housing.
Donations go towards making CR’s homes affordable to low-income residents of Moab and supporting their internship program’s housing costs.
This month’s Round Up campaign benefited the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, a non-profit outdoor survival school in Boulder, Utah that began in 1968. BOSS is dedicated to the instruction and preservation of traditional living skills and the development of people through experiences within the natural world. BOSS offers field courses that are simulated survival expeditions, as well as skill-specific courses like Wilderness First Responder, Hunter/Gatherer, and Navigation.
This campaign raised $900.32, and Moonflower rounded up this total to $1000! BOSS put this contribution towards efforts to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion of their courses by combining it with Covid relief funding to offer a 50% tuition reduction on a 7-day field course specifically for LGBTQ+ folks. This was the first course of its kind for BOSS, and 9 out of the 12 students expressed that they would have never come on a course if it had not been explicitly for LGBTQ+ people.
This month’s Round Up campaign benefited Grand County Active Transportation and Trails (GCATT aka Moab Trail Mix). GCATT works with local land managers to design, build, and maintain non-motorized trails in the Moab area. Currently, their field staff and volunteers maintain over 160 miles of singletrack trails as well as many miles of trails dedicated to hiking, climbing and canyoneering access, and horseback riding. This campaign raised $1248.47, and Moonflower rounded up this total to $1500! Funds raised from this campaign will support ongoing maintenance of the trail system and the purchase of new trail tools.
This quarter’s Round Up campaign benefited the Canyonlands Field Institute. CFI is an outdoor education non-profit that was founded in 1984. Their mission is to provide quality outdoor education on the Colorado Plateau, to inspire care of wild places, and renew the human spirit by disconnecting from technology. CFI is working towards a world where the people, wildlife, plants, and waters of the Colorado Plateau are healthy and vibrant. This campaign raised $1838.38, and Moonflower rounded up this total to $2000! Funds raised from the Round Up campaign will be used to provide scholarships for children to come to camp this summer.
This quarter’s Round Up campaign benefited the Underdog Animal Rescue & Rehab. Underdog’s mission is: “To rescue and rehabilitate companion animals from the Four Corners reservations of the American Southwest through vet care, spay/neuter, and adoption services, while supporting Native Americans in the care of their animals.” This campaign raised $1137.24, and Moonflower rounded up this total to $1200! Funds raised from the Round Up campaign will be used for vet care, medicines, food, transportation, animal care, and low-cost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics. These clinics can spay and neuter 125 dogs and cats and provide hundreds of vaccinations!
This Round Up campaign for the Moab Valley Multicultural Center raised $1383.90 from donations at the register. Moonflower “rounded up” an extra ~$116 to make it an even $1500! The Moab Valley Multicultural Center’s mission is “to build bridges across language and culture through family support, community collaboration and education.” MVMC advocates, educates, and collaborates with our community to remove cultural, language, or economic barriers with particular emphasis on immigrant, minority, indigenous, and vulnerable populations of all ages in Moab and surrounding rural areas.
From March – June 2020, MVMC provided advocacy, resources, rental assistance, and monetary support to 68 families who were impacted by COVID-19. In May alone, they distributed 3,421 meals to 523 people, were able to gift an Easter basket to each of their Amiguitos club mentees, handed out surprise cash gifts to community members in need with Moab Solutions, and in partnership with the Grand County Shelter Task Force, were able to bring rental assistance to families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
This Round Up campaign for Community Rebuilds raised $795.46 from donations at the register. Moonflower “rounded up” an extra ~$200 to make it an even $1000. CR’s mission is “to build energy-efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program.”
Donations go towards making CR’s homes affordable to low-income residents of Moab and supporting their internship program’s housing costs. In exchange for their labor on the build sites, CR’s interns learn sustainable, environmentally friendly construction practices like straw bale building and clay plastering. They build about six straw bale houses a year and educate 32 interns; they also welcome anyone to come volunteer with them at our build sites (after COVID-19 has passed..)! CR wants homeownership to be a possibility to individuals and families that want to make a life here and contribute to our wonderful community.
This quarter, we held an extra Round Up campaign for the Youth Garden Project. YGP “cultivates healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table.”
Funds from the Round Up campaign will be used support the Youth Garden Project’s youth and community programs, which take place at their 1.5 acre production garden and orchard. The Garden is at the center of all they do. YGP is making a difference in the way people and future generations relate to and are learning about the environment, local food systems, and growing their own food. In addition, the YGP garden learning environment provides space for youth to develop positive relationships with peers and adults and learn essential skills in team building, communication, healthy eating, and so much more.
Funds raised from this campaign were a little short of what was expected due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, resulting in much fewer visitors to the co-op than a normal April would bring. However, our generous community still donated $651.33, and Moonflower supplemented with another $1000 to help YGP in these uncertain times.
This quarter’s Round Up campaign benefited the Underdog Animal Rescue & Rehab. Underdog’s mission is: “To rescue and rehabilitate companion animals from the Four Corners reservations of the American Southwest through vet care, spay/neuter, and adoption services, while supporting Native Americans in the care of their animals.”
This quarter’s Round Up campaign benefited the Humane Society of Moab Valley (HSMV), the only animal welfare organization with adoption, sterilization, and educational programs in southeastern Utah. The HSMV’s mission is to promote and provide responsible care for our community’s animals. This Round Up campaign raised $1800 for the HSMV! From HSMV:
“Funds raised from the Round Up campaign will be used for a special project to sterilize pets belonging to low income families in the Moab area. The overall objective of this project is to reduce the financial burden of sterilizing pets owned by low-income residents. Many pets are intact, and animals are often surrendered or turned loose because low-income families can’t afford pet care or move and don’t take their pets with them. A helping hand will help break the cycle of unwanted, unaffordable litters and abandoned pets. The specific objective is to sterilize 50 pets from low-income households in the Moab area. Cost-savings by eliminating unwanted litters and stray and homeless animals will strengthen and stabilize our entire community.”
Our second Round Up campaign benefited the Full Circle Intertribal Center, a new local nonprofit that offers Native American/Indigenous programs focused on nourishing healing and wellness through tradition and culture, Native American advocacy, Native youth, thriving Indigenous women, and cultural services. Together our owners and patrons raised $1252.87 for the FCIC.
Our first Round Up partner organization was Grand Area Mentoring, Moab’s only one-on-one mentoring program that has supported local youth since 2005. From May 1-14th, 2019, owners and customers donated over $2,000 to benefit Grand Area Mentoring’s Nutritionally Informed Mentoring Project! Through this program, mentors are able to bring their mentees to Moonflower, where they can purchase healthy, organic, and local food, learn about our sustainability goals, and check out the yummy treats from our Datura Deli.