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


Idaho Farm Animal Sanctuary

(Donate at the North End)

Idaho Farm Animal Sanctuary is located in the heart of Boise and provides true sanctuary for neglected, unwanted, or abused farm animals. Our resident goats, chickens, pigs, dogs, cats, and rabbits have been rescued from harsh environments and will now live out the remainder of their lives at the Sanctuary with genuine love, respect, and kindness. 

Of equal importance, our non-profit organization strives to encourage a vegan lifestyle by educating the community in regards to the emotional and cognitive intelligence of farm animals.  To this end, members of our organization are involved in local events and social media in an effort to share their passion for living a vegan life.

The generosity of the community is essential to maintain the high quality of care that the Sanctuary animals receive.  All donations will be used to provide food, shelter, and medical care.  The animals and caretakers thank you!

Artisans for Hope

(Donate at the North End)

Where refugees connect, learn, create and earn. 

Founded by a group of women in 2009, Artisans For Hope
is a community-based, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization in the resettlement city of Boise, Idaho. Our goal is to assist incoming refugees to develop the skill base, language acquisition, and confidence to
successfully integrate into their new community. We do this by offering free classes to refugees that teach or build upon textile skills, English as a Second Language, and offering opportunities to make extra money through the sale of artisan- made products. Artisans earn 75% of the sales price for each item they make when it is sold. 

Homedale Farmers Market

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

Homedale Farmers’ Market is a vibrant community gathering place which seeks to enhance the business success of our region's small farms, chefs, and artisans, provide growth opportunities for entrepreneurial youth, educate youth on sustainability and healthy living, and donate funds in support of the Homedale School District arts programs.

Idaho Youth Ranch

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

Idaho Youth Ranch is an Idaho-based nonprofit that provides help and hope to kids struggling with trauma, abuse, and homelessness.
We offer emergency shelter, residential care, substance abuse treatment, job readiness training, alternative education, adoption services, family counseling, and more for Idaho kids and their families, regardless of their ability to pay for services.
100 percent of your donation goes to funding programs that offer shelter, safety, and hope to children in our community.

Last Quarter's Results

North End

Wittier Elementary/MOSS Program $894.90
Bogus Basin Nordic Team $654.25
Purple Sage Farms $1,653.90


Boise Bully Breed Rescue $277.65
Education Foundation/West Ada School District $260.60
Purple Sage Farms $1,653.90

*Combined total from both stores

53,939 bags saved
$3,741.30 donated to 5 organizations!

Last Years Totals

98,921 bags saved
$5,795.74 donated to 13 organizations!

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