For every paper bag our customers request at checkout, Wild Oats collects $.10, which then gets passed on to our community four times a year in the form of a donation to a local organization chosen by our ownership.
We call this our Pass It On Program.
We’re pleased to announce today the recipient of this quarter’s donation will be Northern Berkshire Habitat For Humanity.
Thanks to all of our member-owners who voted in this most recent round!
Since implementing this program back in April (to coincide with Earth Day 2019), our paper bag use at checkout has decreased a dramatic 50%!
And, in its first quarter, the program generated $637.20, which was donated to the Berkshire Immigrant Center.
If you have questions about our efforts to curb waste, support local organizations and join with our member-owners to have a positive impact in our community, please let us know!