New Hope for Women (NHFW) will be the beneficiary of Belfast Co-op’s Round Up for Community campaign from Friday, May 16 to Saturday, May 31. During this time, shoppers at the Co-op will be asked if they would like to “round up” their purchase to the nearest dollar to support the work of New Hope for Women.

Belfast Co-op initiated the Round Up program to help meet their commitments to their shoppers and neighbors, and to foster positive growth in the communities they serve.

On Friday, May 16, New Hope for Women’s Knox and Waldo County Youth Educator will be at the store throughout the day to answer questions about the agency and services. On Tuesday, May 27, NHFW volunteers from Waldo County will be in the store from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

New Hope for Women offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It also provides important educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.

In 2013, New Hope for Women provided more than 3,300 hours of direct service to 1,138 advocacy clients, and more than 4,100 hours of community and youth outreach including violence prevention and response programming to 10,704 participants. Volunteers on our 24-hour crisis hotline provided more than 3,200 hours of hotline coverage.

Additionally, NHFW provided 11 safe home nights to eight individuals, and another 796 nights to six individuals in collaboration with the Shelter-Without-Walls program of the Knox County Homeless Coalition.

Learn more about New Hope for Women at or call 800-522-3304.