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

We are revising the application process for this program and are not currently accepting applications. Please check back later this fall for our new application.


This Quarter's Recipients



(Donate at the North End)

The Snake River Alliance serves as Idaho’s nuclear watchdog and clean energy champion by inspiring, educating, and advocating for and with our fellow Idahoans. We envision an Idaho where our people and our environment are free from the threat of nuclear waste and contamination, and our communities are healthy, strong, and prosperous because of our reliance on clean and renewable energy.

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(Donate at the North End)

Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) was founded by a loving, compassionate family whose son struggled with a learning disability his entire life. Since opening our doors in 1997, we’ve helped thousands of people with learning disabilities learn how to read, write, and do math through our individual learning services. Many of our alumni have gone on to graduate from 4-year universities, law and business schools, and to enroll in masters and doctoral level programs in colleges and universities across the US.

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(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

Faces of Hope provides a safety net of emergency services in one location for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and stalking. Our vision is to reduce the immediate effects of trauma and provide stability so victims feel supported and empowered to ensure a healthier, safer future.

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(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

Surel’s Place is a recognized, respected arts organization hosting emerging and established professional artists for one-month residencies. We have provided time and space in support of the creative process in the beautiful home of Surel Mitchell since 2013. We strive to provide access to professional art experiences to as many people as possible. Other programs include the Partner Schools Outreach Program, First Friday in the Live-Work-Create District, and local artist exhibitions.

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Last Quarter's Results

North End

STEM $1,101.00
Boise Pride $1,396.00


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!