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Bag It Forward

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February's Recipient:

The Kearney Center (formerly known as The Shelter) is a 24-hour comprehensive emergency service center that serves as a point of entry into assistance by coordinating services and responding to immediate needs of individuals and families until appropriate permanent housing can be arranged. The Kearney Center provides overnight shelter and daytime services that connect clients with social service providers, case management, and housing-focused programs. The most basic needs (such as a warm shower, hot meal, and clean clothes) are provided alongside information and referrals to a variety of social service agencies in our community. Learn more at http://kearneycenter.org/.

 


 

Did you know that we'll give you a dime for every reusable bag you use at the Co-op? Reusing bags reduces waste, energy use, and materials needed for disposable bag production. And in many cases durable cloth or plastic bags can hold more without breaking or tearing. In April 2017, the Co-op recommitted to reducing bag waste in our community, by increasing our reusable bag incentive from 3¢ to 10¢ per reusable bag used.click for full size

But, wait, there's more!

In addition to increasing our bag incentive in April, we kicked off a new donation program,  Bag It Forward. Now we’ll offer you the 10¢ incentive for each bag you use and ask if you’d like to donate your dime to a local non-profit organization. There's more...we will match every bag incentive forwarded to charity; that’s two donations for the price of one! Potentially, every reusable bag you use equals 20¢ donated to a local non-profit organization. Since Bag It Forward began (April-July 2017), over 15,000 reusable bags have been used in our stores. If all of those bag incentives were forwarded, that's over $1000 per month in local donations!

                    

And the winner is...

Four times per year New Leaf staff vote for the charity of the month (three groups are selected per vote, for the following quarter). The original candidate list was created from staff suggestions and write-in votes. In order to spread the love far and wide, organizations that have been selected in the past are not included in the quarterly vote for the following collection two periods (we'll skip them for two quarters, and automatically add them back to the list after that). This will allow us to support more organizations throughout the year. We're now opening submissions up to the community. You can nominate your favorite organization here, and they will become a candidate in the next voting period.

 

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