Grassroots Local Market Reaches 75% Funding Mark
We are so pleased to share that we are now very close to raising the funds needed to open Grassroots Local Market.
With a combination of membership sales, generous donations from individuals and local companies, and the recent promise of a loan from the LEAF fund, we have raised $300,000 of the $400,000 needed to open the store, which means we are 75% of the way there! To achieve this level of success in only 10 months is a true indicator of the community’s desire to see this project come to fruition, and we thank you all so much for helping us get here.
But the work is not yet done! With 25% of the funding left to raise, we've set a goal of reaching full funding by this December. Now, here is some even more exciting news.
If we reach $400,000 in funding by December 31, we will open the doors of Grassroots Local Market in Summer 2017!
That’s right. Your downtown grocery store could be stocked, staffed, and ready to serve you and your community very soon.So how can you help us get there?
Here are the ways you can help ensure that Grassroots Local Market reaches its goal and becomes a reality in 2017:
BECOME A MEMBER
Have you been waiting to purchase a membership until you are sure Grassroots will happen? Now is the time, friends. Be a part of this important project and be the change you want to see in downtown. Join today.
GIFT A MEMBERSHIP
Do you have friends that would benefit from a membership but might not purchase one themselves? Consider giving Grassroots memberships as a gift, either for the holidays or just because. Simply purchase online, and you will be given the option to "give" the membership.
Whether you are a member or not, sharing our message helps us to reach as many people as possible. Share the good news with your friends, with social media, email, or even good old fashioned talking. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram, and be on the lookout for shareable social media content coming soon!
Grassroots is now accepting member loans. Become an investor in the co-op, and give a little while you get a little in return. Find full information about the new Member Loan Program in our FAQ section.
Not sure how to tell your friends about Grassroots? Consider throwing a party. A little wine pairs nicely with a short info session. You plan the party, we will send a Grassroots board steering committee member to give a short talk, answer questions, and sign up any interested friends on the spot. Email us to coordinate.
Of course, there is always the option to donate to Grassroots. We welcome gifts of all sizes. Click here to start your donation.