Point Roberts' International Marketplace has offered to do a 'roundup' program for the new library. Checkers are now asking all customers if they would like to 'roundup' their bill's total to the nearest dollar amount, with that less-than-one-dollar amount going to the new library fund. Then, the International Marketplace will match the total amount up to $2,500.
If this program works as we hope, that $5,000 will easily get us very close to our $300,000 goal, and we are very grateful for the market's generous offer. I hope you, too, will generously be willing to roundup when you get your chance at the market. I was in line today with 5 other people and every one of them (plus me!) said, "Yes.' When I thanked them, one lady replied, 'Who doesn't like a library.' Who indeed?
The first day of this program was Tuesday, 17th December. I'm not sure how long the management is going to have it run, but over $200 was raised on Day 1. So I hope you will be able to join the other shoppers in these small individual contributions that turn into large aggregate contributions. Also, maybe consider thanking those who say 'yes' when you are in line with them.
Beyond that, please thank the checkers. They are the key to this working. There are signs all over the place, but at this time of year, people are sufficiently distracted to miss an additional sign. Furthermore, it is one more thing for the checkers to take care of. I'm hoping we'll all be thanking them for their willingness to go that extra step.
for the Friends of the Point Roberts Library