Village Books and Paper Dreams is proud to Round It Up, our amazingly simple giving program created to support local nonprofits! Each season, we'll feature a different nonprofit partner that will benefit when you choose to Round It Up, increasing your purchase to the nearest dollar. The non-profit will receive the Round It Up difference. Your change can really make a change!
To participate: As you pay for your purchase, just tell your Village Books or Paper Dreams sales associate that you'd like to Round It Up for local nonprofits, and we'll take it from there!
Our current featured nonprofit is Pass the Hat!
Tragedy brings more than just grief and loss; it also brings hospital bills, ambulance bills, funeral expenses and more. It can be too much to bear for families already facing heartbreaking situations. Often, friends, families or faith communities rally to help people to raise money to overcome tragedy. But for every scenario like that, there are families who slip through the cracks without help. Pass the Hat aims to end that.
The organization has ongoing supporters who sign up to give just $2 a month, creating a pool of money to help Whatcom County families. Local agencies like the American Red Cross, Mt Baker Chapter, police departments and others identify people in need and draw upon Pass the Hat funds. (Read more at their website, pass-the-hat.org.) Our Round It Up contributions will be added to this pool.
Pass the Hat says it best: “Our mission at Pass The Hat is twofold: First, we help families. Second, we inspire people and allow them to become philanthropists by making it easy and affordable for everyone. That means you.”
Please join us in celebrating Pass the Hat and Round It Up today!