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

 

TIDWELL SOCIAL WORK & CONSULTING

(Donate at the North End)

At TSWSC, we are committed to developing, delivering and sustaining culturally responsive, trauma-informed care throughout our organization. TSWSC workers strive toward the restoration of dignity & respect, safety & trust, as well as power & control for the individuals we serve. With services driven by individual needs, TSWSC workers and clients collaboratively design individualized treatment plans to promote growth in a compassionate environment. Our services are accessible to individuals of all ages, cultures and faiths.

Learn more at www.tidwellservices.com


IDAHO ORGANIZATION OF RESOURCE COUNCILS

(Donate at the North End)

Mission:The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils empowers people to improve the well-being of their communities, sustain family farms and ranches, transform local food systems, promote clean energy, and advocate for responsible stewardship of Idaho’s natural resources.

Vision:To live in a state where every person can meaningfully participate in decision-making processes that impact their lives to create just, healthy, self-reliant communities.

Learn more at www.iorcinfo.org


HAPPY JACK CATS

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

HJC was founded in November 2015 by individuals concerned with the welfare of "throwaway" kittens in the Boise and Meridian areas. We have no employees but do have a three-member Board of Directors and a strong foster program made up of dedicated volunteers. HJC saves kittens from euthanasia that have treatable conditions which would prevent them from being adopted. At times, we offer adult cats for adoption, often mothers that have raised their kittens or animals that have been returned to us.

Learn more at www.happyjackcats.org


DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S IDAHO

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

History and Mission: Dance for Parkinson's Idaho is a non-profit organization that brings dance, music, artistry and grace to our local Parkinson's community, their families, caregivers and friends for free. Classes uses dance, live music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing PD - specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, gait, isolation and depression. PWP's (Persons with Parkinson's) enjoy live music while being inspired to mover in ways that are enjoyable and refreshing. Classes happen every Monday in both Boise and Eagle.

Learn more at www.danceforparkinsonsidaho.org


Last Quarter's Results

North End

STEM $1,101.00
Boise Pride $1,396.00

Meridian

Boys and Girls Club $811.00
Wheelchair Rugby $667.00

Co-op Community Fund (both stores) $1,445.00

54,200 bags saved
$5,420.00 donated to 5 organizations!


Last Years Totals

197850 bags saved
$19,785 donated to 17 organizations!

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