Cooperates

Fair State Cooperates
FAIR STATE COOPERATES
In 2016, we launched our community engagement arm, Fair State Cooperates. Each month we partner with a different nonprofit organization, as selected by our Member-Owners. In our partnerships, we raise funds through beer sales, awareness through social media, and involvement through volunteerism. Every time you purchase a CROWLER in the taproom, 10% is donated to the month’s nonprofit partner. When the opportunity exists, a group of Fair State members and patrons gather to volunteer in a way that meets the specific needs of the partner organization.

DONATE YOUR DISCOUNT
Members have asked how they can donate more to our Cooperates partners. Now, anytime you receive a discount, be it Member happy hour or a price break on a CROWLER 3-pack, you can elect to pay full price and donate your discount to the month’s featured nonprofit. Just say “I’d like to donate my discount!

AUGUST PARTNER: SOUTHERN ANOKA COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE

Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) is a 501c3 non-profit food shelf located in Columbia Heights.  SACA has been serving the communities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Fridley and Spring Lake Park for 42 years.  They are now serving part of NE Minneapolis as well. Using the Client Choice food shelf model, they serve 500 – 625+ in crisis families (1450 to over 1650 people), giving out 39,500 – 45,000 plus pounds of food monthly.  They work closely with schools, police and fire departments to bring food and hygiene products to in need students.  SACA also has a low barrier homeless program  and a delivery service for home bound seniors and people with disabilities called SACA Delivers. They also give out Christmas toys and a complete holiday meal for either Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Our 2019 Nonprofit Partners

January

Immigrant Law Center of MN

Free brief legal advice and representation to immigrants and refugees.

February

Society of Women Engineers

Giving women engineers a unique place and voice within the industry.

March

Appetite for Change

Creating social, racial and economic justice, and change through food.

April

Sexual Violence Center

Working to eradicate sexual abuse and assault.

May

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

One of the nation’s busiest wildlife hospitals.

June

Helping Paws

Furthering people’s independence and quality of life with the use of Assistance Dogs.

July

Friends of the Mississippi River

To locally protect, restore, and enhance the river and its watershed.

August

SACA Food Shelf

Food shelf, emergency food program, senior food delivery, and thrift store.

September

East Side Neighborhood Services

Working towards equity by disrupting social and economic barriers.

October

CASA Cares

Providing grants to kids in the foster system for specific needs.

November

Sheridan Story

Combating hunger in our community by filling gaps to food access that children face.

December

Open Arms

Cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses.