It's time again for back to school.
Many of us have fond (and some not so fond) memories of back to school shopping and school lunches, but right now is a stressful time for many families in the Las Cruces Public School system.
As most of you know, Las Cruces has many families living at or below the poverty line. Our school system offers a great reduced fee lunch program for qualifying students, but even with that some families just can't make the ends meet.
With the new school year approaching, we are excited to announce our new Round Up partnership with Organ Mountain Outfitters. You've probably seen residents around town sporting a shirt or ball cap with their iconic logo. Since it's inception in 2016, Organ Mountain Outfitters have been donating a portion of their proceeds to help feed students on the reduced fee lunch program. For every shirt purchased, one student is fed for one week.
Mountain View Market Co+op will be selling Organ Mountain Outfitters shirts in our store during the month of August as well. Shirts will be available in men's and women's sizes in their classic black with white print t-shirt and a brand new style as well.
What is the Round Up?
Mountain View Market Co+op did its first Round up in November 2016. Our Round Up campaigns are a great way for our shoppers to donate to local charities and organizations without breaking the bank. If you would like to donate at the register just let your cashier know that you would like to "round up" your total to the nearest dollar and donate the change- but of course you are welcome to donate any amount you'd like. All of the money from the August Round Up will be donated directly to the Las Cruces Public Schools reduced lunch program to help offset the costs of the lunches for students who can't afford them.
Our shoppers are some of the most community minded folks around. Our previous Round Ups have raised a total of over $3,500.00 for local charities. We hope that this latest one will help feed the students of Las Cruces. Please consider rounding up on your next shopping trip.
To learn more about Organ Mountain Outfitters, their story and products visit: https://www.organmountainoutfitters.com/