Giving Back

The Co-op supports community events and organizations with goals similar to our own. As part of our mission we strive to lend a hand through donations and our 1% Friday program.

Giving for Christmas

For over 10 years, the Co-op has sponsored a local family in need through Operation Bootstrap's Holiday Basket Program. With donations collected at the registers, along with the 1% Friday money for November, we will provide a holiday meal, gifts and homemade goodies. For more information about the Holiday Basket program contact Melissa Rice at 715-341-1555 x302. Members are welcome to contribute gifts and homemade specialties, as well cash donations.

1% Fridays

Since April 2000, we’ve earmarked 1% of our total sales each Friday throughout the year for charitable donations.  We choose to give to organizations that we believe are reputable, serve a need, and reflect principles of the SPA Co-op and its members. If you have an organization that you would like us to consider, please send information to the Stevens Point Area Cooperative c/o Jessica Vlach.

2016 Recipients

January ROCC

February Justiceworks

March Wisconsin Bookworm

April Camp Hope

May Project Fresh Start

June Stevens Point Sculpture Park

July The Green Circle Trail

August Backpacks for Hope

September Upward Bound

October Empty Bowls

November Operation Bootstrap Holiday Basket

December The Greenhouse Project



The Co-op supports many local non-profit organizations with their fundraising efforts.  Contact Melissa Rice at 715-341-1555 ext. 302 to arrange for goods to raffle or auction off at your big event!