Change for Community

Thanks to your generosity, in February we raised more than $1000 for Helping Hands.

Thanks to your generosity, in January we raised more than $1600 for Clatsop Animal Assistance!

In the news: Astoria Co-op Donates to Clatsop Animal Assistance

Selling groceries might keep our store in business, but giving back to our community is at the heart of what we do. Change for Community reaps big rewards for community nonprofits. It’s been a great success and due to your generosity. Last year, we raised $7,359 in donations! There’s even more potential to make a positive impact in 2019 and beyond as we build a bigger new store!

There are three ways for you to help: round up your purchase total to the nearest dollar, bring a bag and donate your reusable bag credit (in the form of a bean worth 5¢), or share your pocket change. With your help, we can be the positive change for community!

January-March 2019, Change for Community Recipients: Clatsop Animal Assistance, Helping Hands, and The Harbor. During these months, you can support these organizations by bringing your reusable bags and donating your reusable bag credit (bean). Each month, one of these organizations will have a turn to benefit from shoppers rounding up purchases to the nearest dollar, and donating pocket change.

Rounding up at the registers this month (March) for: The Harbor
The Harbor provides advocacy, prevention and support to promote self-determination and hope for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Let’s raise funds for this awesome organization! Round up your purchase total, bring a bag and donate your bean, or share your pocket change.

How to apply: Click here to download an application.

Past Change for Community Recipients:
Clatsop Community Action Food Bank
Little Ballet Theatre 
Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program
Clatsop CASA
North Coast Food Web’s Fruit Box Project 
The Healing Circle’s VOCA (Victory Over Child Abuse) Camps.
Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank.
Astoria Parks Foundation

What happened to Beans for Bags? It’s now part of Change for Community.
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Fun fact: Beans for Bags has incentivized the use of 144,045 reusable bags and supported 35 different community organizations with $7401 in donations since May 2015. The co-op will continue to incentivize reusable bags and raise funds for community with Change for Community.