Co-ops Helping Co-ops
As of April 11, $164,198.30 has been raised to support cooperatives in Ukraine. We are honored to partner with the National Cooperative Grocers (NCG), the Cooperative Development Foundation, NCBA CLUSA and other co-ops across the nation to participate in a fundraising drive supporting the Ukrainian cooperative community.
All donations benefit COOP Ukraine, which includes 15,000 enterprises, 3,000 restaurants, seven hotels, 300 manufacturing businesses and shops and 300 markets.
The group is working to maintain operations so member-owners can continue to rely on co-op goods and services.
"The sense of support and solidarity we feel from around the world gives us strength," said Illia Gorokhovskyi, board chair of the All-Ukrainian Central Union of Consumer Societies (COOP Ukraine), adding that the country's cooperatives are continuing to serve their members. "Despite these circumstances, consumer cooperatives are making efforts to provide the population with the necessities of life, primarily food, and delivering them to where it is most needed."
We are close to reaching our goal of $200,000 raised!