Project Co-op Thrive

Save Our Co-op!  With your support we have raised $25,000!  This is fantastic community solidarity. Our goal is to raise an additional $25,000 by December 1st and we need your help.

Quite simply, if we do not meet our funding goal within several weeks, we face having to unwind our Co-op.

The Leverett Village Co-op is an integral part of our rural community! It is where many of us gather in the mornings for coffee, a paper and conversation. For others, it is an essential outpost for groceries and last-minute dinner ingredients.  Without the Co-op, many of us would face an hour round trip for even simple goods or a prepared meal.

The Co-op is a place for everyone!  Owned by its members and serving the needs of the entire community, we are committed to working together to adapt and grow to better serve diverse needs. But we need to go over this hurdle.

What you can do today to help:  we need to raise $25,000 by December 1st.  If we reach our goal, we can seek additional funding to pay vendors, make necessary repairs and keep our business going. 

Please give today!

Every dollar counts. Can you contribute $10, $50, $200, more? Without the Co-op, our lives will be more difficult and less connected.

Save the day!  Donate now. Let’s show the world the true power of cooperatives and community.

Here is information required by GoFundMe:

Who you are and where you’re from
My name is Alex Phillips. I'm a member-owner of the Co-op, and I am doing everything I can to help it thrive!

Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for
See above. I consult with the Co-op board, general manager, other member-owners, and the community for guidance on the campaign.

How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible)
The funds serve a dual purpose: 1) To demonstrate to lenders that we are a good investment because we have robust community support, and 2) To re-stock the shelves as soon as possible

Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies
Funds will go directly to a Co-op controlled account

Donations ()

  • John Kruse 
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Pam Szczesny 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 2 mos
  • Nancy Wells 
    • $350 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team: Leverett Village Co-op (3)

Alexander Phillips 
Raised $1,797 from 10 donations
Shutesbury, MA
Ann Walsh 
Julio Mendez 
Team member
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