The first round of our revamped Keep it Local Mayerthorpe Program was an amazing success! We have donated our full $9,000 to organizations in the Mayerthorpe community, as chosen by our members. We are excited that the simplicity of the new process meant that we were able to process these donations faster than ever, while making it more convenient than ever for both our local groups and their supporters. Gone are the days of collecting boxes full of receipts, the program now features a simple annual opt-in from both our charitable recipients and their supporters.
Who are you supporting in 2021?
Registration is now open for our 2021 donation periods. Register your support online today!
Don't see your favourite organization on the list?
It's not to late for them to register! Organizations can be registered here. Once they have been reviewed by our program administrators, they will be added to the list for you to opt in to support.
*Donations will be capped at $9,000 per semi-annual period across the entire program. This ensures that we can continue to provide the same level of support as previously given, while ensuring that the program remains sustainable. If 1% of eligible purchases by members in the program exceeds $9,000 in a semi-annual period, funds will be distributed proportionally based on the percentage of sales relating to each organization's supporters.
Calculations will be made by membership number based on patronage records of purchases made at the Mayerthorpe Co-op, similar to how individual members' equity allocations are calculated. No receipts need to be collected or submitted. Eligible purchases will not include lotto, tobacco, gift cards, and bottle deposits. Calculations will be made twice a fiscal year, with the first payment reflecting the first 28 weeks of our fiscal year and the second reflecting the last 24 weeks. Our 2021 fiscal year began January 31, 2021.