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

 

Bogus Basin Nordic Team

(Donate at the North End)

The Bogus Basin Nordic Team is a non-profit Nordic ski team for athletes 6–19 in the Treasure Valley. Our program provides opportunities for skiers of all abilities with the intention of creating lifetime athletes. BBNT believes that there is a social, physical, emotional, educational, and psychological benefit involved in all of our programs. 

BBNT has also helped sponsor a Refuski program since 2011.  This program has brought 4 refugee athletes to the team.  Since the 2015-16 ski season, BBNT has fully taken on transporting these kids to and from practice, finding proper clothing, and coordinating with Bogus Basin to provide the kids with trail passes and equipment.


Whittier Elementary/M.O.S.S. (McCall Outdoor Science School)

(Donate at the North End)

Whittier Elementary School in  Boise, ID is a 100% free-and-reduced-lunch school. Students come from all over the world and speak a multitude of languages. Our deserving 6th grade students are raising money to attend a week-long, hands-on science field trip to the McCall Outdoor Science School (M.O.S.S.) this coming Spring and we need your help!

The McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is a hands-on learning experience where students can learn about a variety of topics such as ecosystems and snow science.  Students will “collect data on local atmospheric conditions, vegetative cover, soil characteristics, and the aquatic ecosystems' physical, chemical, and biological conditions. Finally, students will work with fellow teammates and instructors to develop their own inquiry projects which they will present to their classmates, teachers, and parents at the end of the week” (MOSS, University of Idaho). This would be an unforgettable opportunity for Whittier 6th graders!


West Ada Education Foundation

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

The West Ada Education Foundation has a long and rich tradition of supporting the West Ada School District. Over the years, we have expanded our programs to include: the Thank a Teacher program, music and arts grants, and funding for the basic needs of our students.  We have an Innovative Grant program that allows our teachers to try new and innovative ideas in their classrooms.  None of these activities would have been possible without the support of our distinguished board of directors. 

Our mission is to provide supplemental funding and support for educational programs and creative projects in the classroom for the benefit of students in the West Ada School District.


Boise Bully Breed Rescue

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

Our mission is to educate the public regarding bully breeds, promote responsible pet ownership, promote spay and neuter programs, advocate against breed specific legislation and inform about the inhumane activity of dog fighting. Donations are used for providing rescue dogs with spaying/neutering, microchipping, and vaccinations. Many of the dogs that are rescued have additional medical needs, such as broken bones, skin issues and eye injuries. The funds will also go to assist the dogs with training and boarding until their forever family finds them. 


Last Quarter's Results

North End

The Grapevine $576.00
Idaho Rivers United $1,473.25
Co-op Community Fund $901.05

Meridian

Idaho Special Olympics $240.10
Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force $393.70
Co-op Community Fund $153.65

33,230 bags saved
$3,701.75 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!