“One for the Verde” Program Funds Water Preservation
Through the “One for the Verde” program, local businesses are supporting efforts to restore and preserve our water, the Verde River and its natural areas. “One for the Verde” is an innovative program that creates financial resources from thousands of small donations made by customers during common transactions. This concept was borrowed from similar successful programs underway across the country.
Here’s how “One for the Verde” works. Let’s say you buy a cup of coffee at a participating local restaurant. The restaurant may add a voluntary 1% donation to the cost of that cup of coffee. So on a $2.00 cup of coffee, the customer is donating just 2 cents help pay for local water preservation projects. That 2-cent donation gets added to hundreds of other similar donations all across the area. Before you know it, there’s real money available to help finance local nonprofits working on the Verde River, Oak Creek or other natural areas.
How you can participate. Look for the blue “One for the Verde” sticker in the windows of the businesses you come across while you are here in the Verde Valley, and do business with them. You will be painlessly supporting the future health and vitality of the Verde River and Oak Creek. Participating businesses also have information cards that explain the program. For more information on the “One for the Verde” program, including a list of all the participating businesses, visit OnefortheVerde.org.
This website is proud to be a participating “One for the Verde” business.