Twice a year, City & County Credit Union hosts Making the Greater Good Even Greater. Small businesses and non-profits doing good in our community are nominated for a chance to win $2,000. Take a peek below at our winning organizations making a difference in our community.
November 2019 Non-Profit Winner
Formed in 2009, Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN is a non-profit dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community about responsible pet ownership.
Wags & Whiskers is unique in that it operates without a facility or shelter. Instead, all animals are housed in foster homes while they await their forever homes. With this approach, foster parents become familiar with the personalities of the foster dog or cat and use that familiarity to match the animals to appropriate homes.
“This donation will help us continue our mission of providing the animals in our care with all the training, veterinary care, and love they need while waiting for their families to find them. Not only are we committed to the animals already in our care, but this money will help us save more animals in shelters both locally and across the nation.” Jill Arbogast, President of Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN
November 2019 Small Business Winner
As a Minnesota women-owned small business, Our Community Food Projects is working toward providing equitable, affordable and locally produced food to improve health and well-being in the Eastern Metro.
Since its inception in 2010, Our Community Food Projects has started multiple community food programs, including Our Community Kitchen in Stillwater, Cimarron Farm in Lake Elmo, and Unity Farm in Grant. All programs benefit the local food needs of the surrounding neighborhoods.
“Thank you City & County for the Greater Good award, and thank you to all the family and friends who voted. The $2,000 donation will be used to add a vegetable washing station at Unity Farm, where we just finished a hoop house for crop season extension and growing culturally specific crops for market sales.”
Ann DeLaVergne, Owner and Founder of Our Community Food Projects