Community Involvement & Giving
Neighborly Nickel Program
Bringing together our mission to promote sustainability and support local organizations making positive change in our community Fiddleheads brings you our Neighborly Nickel program. Each time you bring a recycled shopping bag, your cashier will hand you a wooden nickel to donate to one of three featured organizations. These community organizations change every three months and focus on organizations in New London county working for social change, environmental protection and resilience, as well as animal welfare and food justice. download Application
In-kind Donation Requests:
At Fiddleheads we are deeply committed to our community. We respect and support many organizations, schools, and churches that help make Southeastern Connecticut such a strong and vibrant place to live. Each year we receive many requests for donations from various organizations – all with valid and pressing needs. We are willing to support many charitable organizations throughout the Southeastern Connecticut Area. To request a donation of a gift cards or goods for your organization or event, please fill out and submit our Donation Request form. We kindly ask for three weeks lead time to process these requests. download Application
Keep in mind:
1. Our focus is to give support to local organizations who work directly in Southeastern Connecticut rather than national organizations. Priority is given to organizations whose goals are consistent with the objectives of the co-op (food justice, sustainability and environment, social causes, etc.)
2. Donations from Fiddleheads are usually in the form of gift certificates or product. Please be specific in what you are looking for from us. We do not give cash donations except through the Neighborly Nickels program.
3. Please give at least three weeks notice for any donation request.