Change 4 Change

The Boise Co-op is dedicated to giving back to our community. Our Change 4 Change Program is a way for Co-owners and shoppers to participate in that commitment with us. When customers bring in their own shopping bags, they can either earn 10¢ off their bill or choose to donate those two nickels to two of three pre-selected recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community. Recipients are chosen on a quarterly basis.

The following criteria is used to guide our selections:

•    Healthy food access programs
•    Sustainable agriculture and organic food producers
•    Education in the areas of nutrition, health and wellness
•    Cooperative, community-based businesses
•    Non-profit entities that reflect Boise Co-op’s cooperative principles

Interested organizations can apply here: 

 
 

This Quarter's Recipients

 

Terry Reilly Health Services

(Donate at the North End)

We are dedicated to providing high quality medical, dental, and behavioral health services at a fair and affordable rate. For those who are the most financially restrained, we offer our community supported Patient Assistance Fund. Your contribution will go directly to patient care, ensuring access to quality health care for all our neighbors.  Visit our website at www.trhs.org 


St. Mary's Food Bank

(Donate at the North End)

Our mission is to provide nutritious food to those in need, regardless of religious affiliation. Through this outreach, SMFB works to ease the suffering of poverty by feeding the hungry and supporting the dignity of those whose circumstances bring them to the food bank for help.


Idaho Diaper Bank

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

The Idaho Diaper Bank strives to serve as a sustainable, central resource to help Idaho families. Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps or WIC benefits. We provide diapers to over 45 social service agencies and can turn every $10 into a month’s supplement for a baby in need.   


Idaho AfterSchool Network

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

The Idaho Afterschool Network’s (IAN) mission is to ensure Idaho’s youth have access to high quality out-of-school (OST) programs.

The research on OST programs reveals that youth consistently enrolled in quality programs perform better academically, have better school attendance, adapt better socially, are more likely to graduate from high school and go-on to higher learning. Research also reveals that they are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors that may lead to crime, substance abuse or teen parenthood.


Last Quarter's Results

North End

Hurricane Relief $1,417.50
Idaho Walk Bike Alliance $713.45
MK Nature Center $877.95

Meridian

Hurricane Relief $392.70
Boys & Girls Club of Ada County $251.20
CATCH, Inc. $248.65

*Combined total from both stores

39,014 bags saved
$3,901.45 donated to 6 organizations!


Last Years Totals

175,280 bags saved
$15,457 donated to 18 organizations!

Thank you all for helping to make our community a better place!