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!

JULY PARTNER: FRIENDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI

FMR’s model for working with communities focuses on long-term goals for creating healthy open spaces and habitats. Through continued volunteer programs, FMR aims to keep local residents involved in protecting and enhancing their local natural areas, building a shared sense of ownership for protecting our shared outdoors.
FMR’s volunteer efforts have grown over 15+ years; each year for the last 5, FMR has engaged at least 4,000 people in volunteer and educational events. Without involvement from the community, habitat recovery wouldn’t have been as successful. For this year’s Fair State Cooperates event, FMR will work with volunteers in restoring Ole Olson Park- a site that has greatly benefited from volunteer efforts over the past few years, and still needs some love- volunteers will make a huge impact in protecting this site’s newly planted prairies, an ecosystem with only 1% of the land cover it used to have!

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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.