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Bag It Forward

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May's Recipient:

There has been an epidemic with veterans returning home from service to include all wars. We continue to learn about veterans who have suffered a loss of identity in their transition from soldier to civilian. Regardless of medical condition some take it so hard that suicide befalls them. FVF has taken the task seriously to identify the dynamic "needs" of each veteran. We partner with service organizations and respective communities to help each veteran. We are a "solutions-based" foundation.: floridaveteransfoundation.org.
 

 


 

Did you know that we'll give you a dime for every reusable bag you use at the Co-op? Reusing bags reduces waste, energy use, and materials needed for disposable bag production. And in many cases durable cloth or plastic bags can hold more without breaking or tearing. In April 2017, the Co-op recommitted to reducing bag waste in our community, by increasing our reusable bag incentive from 3¢ to 10¢ per reusable bag used.click for full size

But, wait, there's more!

In addition to increasing our bag incentive in April, we kicked off a new donation program,  Bag It Forward. Now we’ll offer you the 10¢ incentive for each bag you use and ask if you’d like to donate your dime to a local non-profit organization. There's more...we will match every bag incentive forwarded to charity; that’s two donations for the price of one! Potentially, every reusable bag you use equals 20¢ donated to a local non-profit organization. Since Bag It Forward began (April-July 2017), over 15,000 reusable bags have been used in our stores. If all of those bag incentives were forwarded, that's over $1000 per month in local donations!

                    

And the winner is...

Four times per year New Leaf staff vote for the charity of the month (three groups are selected per vote, for the following quarter). The original candidate list was created from staff suggestions and write-in votes. In order to spread the love far and wide, organizations that have been selected in the past are not included in the quarterly vote for the following collection two periods (we'll skip them for two quarters, and automatically add them back to the list after that). This will allow us to support more organizations throughout the year. We're now opening submissions up to the community. You can nominate your favorite organization here, and they will become a candidate in the next voting period.

 

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