C Share Capital Fundraising Campaign
You may have heard us talk a lot lately about our C Share Campaign, but have been left wondering, what even is a C Share? Here is a simple explanation from our GM, Matt:
"Our capital campaign is to raise funds for the co-op. Members or Owners of the co-op that live in Minnesota can purchases preferred shares of the business. This preferred share is what we call a C share."
Co-ops exist because folks like you come together and become owners of the co-op. When you purchase an ownership, you are purchasing a share in our business, and you are an equal partner. There isn't a larger corporate entity that owns Spiral-- we really are community owned.
C Shares are an opportunity for owners to purchase additional shares in Spiral, thus making an additional monetary investment. The minimum buy in is $250 and the funds generated through this campaign will help secure Spiral's future in Hastings as a sustainable business. Our campaign is running through the end of April. Please contact us for further information!
So far we have raised $17,550 towards our goal of $80,000! Please feel free to contact us with questions or interest in contributing to our campaign!
SPIRAL'S CO+OP EXPLORERS
A new program for kids ages 12 and under!
Spiral is offering a cool new program for kids: The Co+op Explorers! Kids ages 12 and under are invited to become a Spiral Natural Foods Co+op Explorer and be eligible to receive one free banana per visit. To become a card-carrying Co+op Explorer, kids simply need to bring a parent or supervising adult to the customer service counter and ask to become a Co+op Explorer. Each child will be issued their very own super official Co+op Explorers card and a Co+op Explorers Passport!
Then, once kids are signed up, here's how it works: Kids and parents stop by the registers, where we keep the designated Co+op Explorers banana basket. Next to the basket, you'll find Co+op Explorers stickers. Take a sticker and put it on your child's shirt or jacket (that's so staff will know your child or children are banana-eating Co+op Explorers). Then, each child is eligible to take one banana and enjoy eating it while you shop. That's all there is to it! If you have any questions, please ask any staff member.
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