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With so many worthwhile local charities in need right now, we knew there had to be a way we could help! The “Round Up” program is Cooper’s way of giving back. Each month we choose a local charity to to receive the proceeds of the Round Up program through which customers are invited to round up their purchase total to the next dollar amount. Kate Gourde, owner of Cooper’s, then matches 50% of the total collected.

Over $6,000 has been raised since the program’s inception in 2014. We are always looking for nominations of worthwhile local charities to be the recipients of the funds raised.

Here’s how it works:
Any non-profit (501c3) charity can apply to be included in our Round Up by emailing the following to coopercrew@aol.com:

1) Name of Charity and Contact Info
2) Confirmation of 501c3 status
3) Brief overview of the charity’s mission

For the months where we have more than one suggestion, we will publish a poll on our Facebook page with the names of suggested charities. Our Facebook followers will vote on which charity will be sponsored in our Round Up the following month.

All month customers are asked at checkout if they’d like to round up to the nearest dollar. Cooper’s then matches each customer’s donation. At the end of the month a check is presented to the charity.

We know there is a great amount of need right now but we also know there is a greater amount of generosity. Spread the word to your favorite charities and trot over to our Facebook page and “Like” us so you can round up some votes!

#shoplocal #givelocal #rounduptogiveback

Our personalized townie glassware is flying off the shelves! It’s the perfect personalized gift for a housewarming, birthday, anniversary….any special occasion! We have many local towns in stock: Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Enfield, Feeding Hills, Hampden, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Somers, Southwick, Springfield, Suffield, West Springfield, Westfield. The best part: we can custom order for ANY town — you just need to order a minimum of four glasses. Turnaround time is about three weeks. Made in the USA, excellent quality: $16.99 for stemware, $14.99 for stemless and pint glasses. Stop by or call today to order!

This has become my family’s weekend morning tradition.

So easy since you prep the night before and pop in the oven in the morning!

Night before:

10 oz.Challah (or Italian or French, but Challah is best) bread,

sliced 1 inch thick. Lay in bottom of greased 9×13 casserole dish.

Beat together 3 cups milk, 10 eggs, 1 T. Vanilla, ¼  C. sugar,

Pour over bread slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Cover with clear wrap and refrigerate overnight.

In the Morning: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Remove clear wrap from casserole, dot with butter.

Bake 45-50 minutes, or until lightly browned and puffy.

What Shop Local Means to Me

November 22, 2016

Did you know that you can vote every day with your wallet at small businesses? I just want to let you know that for every $1 you spend here locally, 70 cents stays right here in your local community. That’s so important…for our teachers, for our policemen, firefighters…our entire community. So, please…go out and shop local with your local businesses. Get your coffee from your local, independently-owned shop. Choose the family-owned restaurant over the chain. Go to the places that are local that you love. Because I promise you, they will love you back. The best things come from small boxes and the locals love you more!
We live and breathe the Shop Local Movement and what it means for our community. We don’t believe in competition among small businesses. We’re traveling the same journey and we feel that the stronger our circle, the more we all thrive. To Cooper’s, sharing the “local love” does not diminish our success…it only amplifies it. You win, we win. Ready? Set…GO!

Best Wishes,

Kate & The Cooper’s Crew