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

 

Boise Pride Festival

(Donate at the North End)

From an informal gathering in 1989 to being ranked top three small-town Pride Festival by Google, Boise Pride Festival (BPF) has continued to grow focusing on expansion and sustainability. Our vision has been to create a community in Boise that consistently celebrates the diversity of sexual orientations and identities constantly. Our festival calls the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as the whole state of Idaho, to come together and unify. In 2018, the Boise Police Department estimated that around 50,000+ people attended Boise Pride Festival events.

To promote unity and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and identities in Boise year round.


Idaho STEM Action Center Foundation

(Donate at the North End)

Engineering STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) learning opportunities for students and educators. Within 20 years, 80% of Idaho jobs will require skills in technology and 99% of Idaho parents believe that STEM careers will play an important role in the future. We provide equitable access to professional development and resources for educators, support STEM camps and family STEM nights, science fairs and competitions especially in underserved and rural communities. Through industry, university and museum partnerships, we are building career awareness to promote an innovative culture for today’s youth.


The Boise Bombers Wheelchair Rugby

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

The Boise Bombers wheelchair rugby team consists of quadriplegic athletes from all over the Boise, Meridian, and the Nampa Caldwell area. The Boise Bombers are a competitive quad rugby team playing in the USQRA United States Quad Rugby Association. Our mission is to provide a competitive outlet for quadriplegics in the Treasure Valley. The team’s goal is to develop physical strength, emotional health, teamwork, self-reliance, and provide a support network for those who have spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Your contributions help cover travel expenses when we travel out of state for tournaments. Please visit our website at www.boisebombersquadrugby.com (http://www.boisebombersquadrugby.com/) to learn more about our team and the roughest sport you never heard about. Thank you! Go Bombers!


Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County

(Donate at the Village in Meridian)

Every kid deserves a place. A place to feel safe. A place to feel connected. A place to belong. Boys & Girls Clubs provide such places—where kids can go after school and during the summer to grow beyond the classroom. We believe that by focusing on good character & citizenship, academic success, and healthy lifestyles, the children we serve will be better prepared to graduate from high school, go on to College, and thrive as adults. We offer a wide variety of programs to keep kids engaged and having fun, including STEM, art, health, sports and gym activities, and so much more!

Learn more at www.adaclubs.org


Last Quarter's Results

North End

Zero Waste Institute $1,400.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters $1,203.00

Meridian

Camp Rainbow Gold $708.13
Idaho Farm Sanctuary $814.39

Co-op Community Fund (both stores) $1,041.85

51,673 bags saved
$5,167.73 donated to 6 organizations!


Last Years Totals

189,827 bags saved
$16,916 donated to 18 organizations!

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