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Give back with every reusable bag sold.

Every reusable bag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased. This program has been proven to drive sales, boost community impact and increase store traffic, all at the same time.

9,385,713

Bags Sold

$8,718,828

Program Donations

35,889

Non-Profits Supported

$49,922

Donations This Month

6,951

Hunger Org. Supported

24,807,435

Meals Provided*

281,571,390

Single-Use Bags Not Used*
Date last updated: 04/08/2024
*See FAQs for calculations.

Stop & Shop

With the Stop & Shop Community Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable Community Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

Big Y

With the Big Y Community Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable Community Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

With the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, there are two different types of reusable bags sold. Every reusable Community Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased. Every reusable Fight Hunger Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a hunger organization local to the store in which it was purchased.

ACME

With the ACME Give Back Where It Counts Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable Give Back Where It Counts Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

Giant Food

With the Giant Food Community Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable Community Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

Shaw's

With the Shaw's Give Back Where It Counts Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable Give Back Where It Counts Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

Star Market

With the Star Market Give Back Where It Counts Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable Give Back Where It Counts Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

Hy-Vee

With the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable red, "My Heart" reusable Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

Southeastern Grocers

With the Community Bag & Giving Tag Program, every reusable Community Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

The Save Mart Companies

The Save Mart Companies Give Back Bag & Giving Tag Program enables every reusable Give Back Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold to provide a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased.

How It Works

Stores Select Nonprofits

Every month at every participating store location, store leadership select a nonprofit to benefit from the sale of the specialty reusable bag.

Nonprofits Spread The Word

Our team markets to every selected nonprofit, providing them with the marketing materials they need to spread the word about the program.

Shoppers Purchase Bags

Shoppers go to stores to purchase the specialty reusable bag. Our team handles all non-profit communication and program management.

Every Bag Sold Gives Back

For every specialty reusable bag sold, $1 is donated to a non-profit organization local to the store in which it was purchased. Our team handles sending out the donation checks.

People. Planet. Profit.

 

We're proud to say this program positively impacts the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit. Our partners have experienced an average 25%+ in sales for the category on a year-over-year basis. Eliminate single-use bags, drive hyper-local community giving and increase consumer awareness across your target markets with Bags 4 My Cause.

FAQs

What is Bags 4 My Cause?

Bags 4 My Cause is a program in which every reusable bag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased. Our team partners with yours to implement this program in your store locations, with little-to-no touch needed on your part.

How do you calculate the amount of meals donated?

We work with local food pantries and food banks across the country to provide nourishing meals to those in need. According to Feeding America, every $1 donation allows partners to secure and distribute 10 meals to those in need. To learn more, read this article by Feeding America.

How do you calculate the number of single-use bags not used? 

We estimate that one purchased reusable bag will be used at least six times per year. We also estimate that each time a reusable bag is used it equates to five single-use bags that are not used. This means that for every reusable bag that is sold, 30 single-use bags are not used. We are confident in this assessment, as it is a very conservative estimate compared to other findings.

Is there a limit to the amount of donations a nonprofit can raise from the Bags 4 My Cause Program?

No. There is no limit to the amount of donations a nonprofit can raise from the Bags 4 My Cause Program.

How are nonprofits selected?

Nonprofits are selected by each participating store location on a monthly basis. The benefiting nonprofit of the month is notified of their selection in the program about one month prior to their selection start date. Our team handles all nonprofit communication, and provides marketing materials to make it as easy as possible for non-profits to spread the word.

How can we become a benefiting nonprofit in this program?

Please reach out to us at jimb@bags4mycause.com or 207-351-6903 to be added to the list as a potential benefiting nonprofit in this program.

Want to Bring Bags 4 My Cause to Your Stores?

We'd love to hear from you!

Reach out to Jim Brennan, Co-Founder & COO.

207-351-6903 • jimb@psitmatters.com

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Bags 4 My Cause is a PS IT MATTERS mission-driven company.

Bags 4 My Cause is one of three mission-driven initiatives within the PS IT MATTERS family. Since its inception in 2011, PS IT MATTERS has been creating profitable business models that are designed to give back to local non-profits with every business transaction. Bags 4 My Cause and Bloomin' 4 Good are now successfully deployed in 3,000+ retail locations across the country.