Community Purchasing Alliance
In January 2021, the Diocese entered a partnership with the Community Purchasing Alliance, a cooperative network that focuses on working with companies owned by women and people of color. Among the many services available through this organization is the purchasing of PPE supplies at higher quantities and lower costs than might be found elsewhere. The cooperative works on the premise that the more is purchased, the lower cost per unit.
The Diocese was invited to be a part of this opportunity, and the quantity costs are not dependent on what we, as a diocese, order alone. Rather, we have the opportunity each month to be part of a purchasing group, increasing the purchasing power of all.
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The purchasing opportunities are available to churches as well as the members of churches, whether as individuals or business owners. CPA offers one purchase window per month, usually in the latter half of the month, and upcoming purchasing windows are:
- April 21-30
- May 19-28
- June 16-25
Order forms and monthly information is shared with church leadership via the weekly updates they receive. Please consult with them for details; if your church leaders do not attend the weekly leadership calls or receive the weekly updates, please contact [email protected].