Since Change for Community’s inception a little more than a year ago, we’ve raised more than $16,000 for local non-profits and incentivized the use of more than 66,000 reusable bags.
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 the community and planet. It’s been a great success and due to your generosity. Last year, we raised $7,359 in donations! The program also incentivized the use of more 38,000 reusable bags. 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. Each quarter, three organizations are recipients of the reusable bag credits and each month one of those organizations gets a turn at being a round-up recipient. With your help, we can be the positive change for community!
October-December 2019 – Change for Community Recipients:
Astoria Warming Center With a mission to prevent people who are homeless from dying, the non-profit provides a safe, warm overnight space during severe winter weather. (Rounding up in October.)
North Coast Food Web’s Project Fruit Box Provides free fresh organic fruit in local schools for any student who wants it. (Rounding up in November.)
CCA Regional Food Bank Fights hunger in Clatsop County by distributing food including a mobile fresh produce pantry. (Rounding up in December.)
How to apply: Click here to download an application.
Past Change for Community Recipients:
North Coast Swim Club (still counting beans)
MOMS Club of Astoria $1389.25
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council $1,267.44
Astoria Parks Foundation $1382
Camp Kiwanilong $1370
Clatsop Animal Assistance $1618.61
Helping Hands $1068.53
The Harbor $1414.91
Little Ballet Theatre $616.41
Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program $877.63
Astoria Parks Foundation $906.86