March 26, 2020

Our Gift Card Fundraising Program helps local community groups and non-profits raise funds to support their activities and operations. 

Whether you’re raising money to help your sports team, dance crew, charity or travel club, Co-op is here to help!


We welcome applications from:

  • Non-profit/registered charitable organizations exempt from taxation under the Canada Income Tax Act, whose programs and services benefit our community
  • Not-for-profit community groups and youth organizations (Non-registered are also considered)
  • Please note that someone on your fundraising team must have a Co-op membership to participate in this program, and that your group’s purpose should align with our Co-op’s values of Service, Excellence, Teamwork.

How it works

Your group receives 10% of the total amount of Co-op Gift Cards sold during your fundraiser.

1. Apply to participate online.
2. Pre-sell Co-op Gift Cards to your community supporters (we’ll provide the forms).
3. Send us a summary of your sales and we’ll invoice you for the discounted total.
4. Give us a cheque for your total order and complete a short survey.
5. Pick up and deliver your gift cards!

Gift cards are available in amounts of $25, $50, $100, and can be redeemed at any Discovery Co-op location which includes our: Food Stores, Pharmacy, FF2, Leisure Time Sports, Liquor Store, Home Centre(restrictions limited), any of 3 Gas Bar locations, Agro Centre, Glaslyn and Radisson locations.


Discovery Co-op uses Do Some Good to power their application forms.

Program Details

  • Fundraising groups must be approved by Co-op to participate in the program. Individuals, government agencies, profit-based organizations, third-party fundraising campaigns and groups that may have an adverse environmental impact are ineligible to participate.
  • Approved organizations will be put into 1 of 2 programs:
    • Program 1 – This program grants a discount of 10% to a combined gift card maximum value of $40,000 per year per qualified organization. These organizations include Not-For-Profit Organizations, Sporting Organizations, Elementary and High Schools, Post Secondary Education Institutions and Cultural Organizations.  **There is a potential for organizations to earn up to $4000 per fiscal year.

    • Program 2 – This program grants a discount of 10% to a combined gift card maximum value of $20,000 per year to individual teams with an established zone or organization. A maximum limit of 4 teams within a zone or organization will be permitted per year with any additional requests receiving prior opportunity over previously accepted team for the following year.  **There is a potential for organizations to earn up to $2000 per fiscal year.
  • Equity is not earned on fundraising gift card orders.
  • Groups can participate in our Gift Card Fundraising program once per fiscal year.
  • Gift Cards are “not redeemable for cash” and cannot be used for payment on account, bulk petroleum, crop protection, fertilizer, grain bins or estimated or quoted purchases (ie. Building materials project, decks, garages, flooring) Payment of Gift Cards must be in the form of Cash or Cheque upon purchase of Gift Cards. No Volume Discount or Special Discount will be issued for purchases tendered with a Co-op Gift Card. The intended use for these gift cards are the purpose of purchasing everyday consumable products. Any identified misusage of gift cards purchased under this program may void the participation of the approved group.

Discovery Co-op, like other community-minded businesses, receives numerous requests for donations. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks to review your requests and respond. Discovery Co-op works hard to assist as many community organizations as possible, however due to the high volume of requests received, not all worthwhile proposals will be approved. Such a response does not reflect upon the value of your organization and the valuable service you provide.

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