Submitted by: Village Books and Paper Dreams

Thanks to community support, Village Books and Paper Dreams’ new Round It Up giving program had a successful launch. During June, July and August, more than 1,000 customers rounded up their purchases to support the first non-profit recipient, Recreation Northwest.

Each season, the store will feature a different non-profit that will benefit when customers choose to increase their purchase to the nearest dollar. The partner organization will receive the Round It Up difference. Starting in September, the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center will be the featured organization.

Village Books and Paper Dreams staff and customers support Round It Up partners beyond the cash register. On a recent sunny Saturday, a crew formed a work party to help Recreation Northwest weed, mulch and water new plantings between the wetland and the new Fairhaven Park trail system. Recreation Northwest became Fairhaven Park stewards in 2014.

To learn more about Village Books’ Round It Up program, visit villagebooks.com.

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