Fuel Good Day is a fundraising initiative implemented by Federated Co-operatives Ltd. in 2017, and Prairie Co-op is proud to have been taking part in it since the beginning. On September 19, 2023 — Fuel Good Day — our Gas Bars in Melville, Ituna, Kelliher, Lipton, and Cupar donate 10 cents per litre of gas and diesel sold at the pumps to a local community group. We are also donating $1 from each Co-operative Coffee and Big Cool sold.
For this year's Fuel Good Day, we let our teams in each of the communities that have a participating gas bar decide on who the recipients of the funds should be in each location. Here are the recipients for this year:
- Melville — Rail City Industries
- Lipton — Fort Qu'Appelle Community Outreach
- Cupar — Cupar Pool & Playground
- Kelliher — Kelliher Rec Board
- Ituna — Deer Park Villa
There are several things we consider when making the decision with whom to work. A requirement of the program is that the organization needs to be a registered charity or non-profit. Religious organizations and political groups are not eligible to be nominated. In the past, the Board was responsible in choosing the community group, but this year, we opened it up to nominations by our staff. Our Team Members are very community-minded – it’s one of the key ideas behind the Co-op system – and we wanted them to help us choose where the money would go. Prairie Co-op encompasses a wide geographic area, and we want to try and choose charities or groups that reach as many of our Prairie Co-op communities as possible.
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The real success behind Fuel Good Day is the continued support from our members, who choose this day to fuel up their vehicles. We thank you for your past patronage, and we hope to see you at a Prairie Co-op Gas Bar in Melville, Lipton, Ituna, Kelliher, and Cupar on Tuesday, September 19.