The Rouge Store offers prices on a sliding scale to help ensure that all community members have the opportunity to work towards a Clean Water Future in their community.
PAY IT FORWARD DONATION
Typically what you would pay at a for-profit store. Rather than maximize profit, we aim to maximize community participation through affordable prices. Your choice to pay at this rate invests in Clean Water efforts across southeast Michigan, and helps your friends and neighbors to be successful, too.
AT COST PRICE
The price we need to charge to cover our expenses running the event, covering wholesale costs and staff time providing customer service, managing orders, and placing ads that broadcast Clean Water values to hundreds of thousands of our neighbors in southeast Michigan.
We want you to do great things! You’re someone who has big plans but needs a little help to make it happen. You are exactly why we launched this sale! Our goal is to lower prices to maximize the number of people coming together to work for the Rouge’s Clean Water Future. In receiving this help from your friends and neighbors, keep in mind ways to Pay It Forward in the coming years, whether by volunteering or by donating when you’re able to do so. Typically this tier is best for families at 300% or under the Federal Poverty Guidelines (press here to review income guidelines), e.g. $78,000 annual income for a family of four.
For those who need more help than the subsidized rate, please take advantage of the Scholarship Rate. Typically this tier is best for families at or below 200% the Federal Poverty Guidelines (press here to review income guidelines), e.g. $52,000 annual income for a family of four.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT
Receive an additional discount by becoming a member of Friends of the Rouge. Memberships are available at whatever price level you can afford, e.g. $8 or lower.