Through our Change for Community program, we’ve raised $83,010.70 in cash donations for local non-profits.
Selling groceries might keep our store in business, but giving back to our community is at the heart of what we do. Change for Community reaps big rewards for the community and planet. There are three ways for you to help: round up your purchase total, bring a bag and donate your bean (reusable bag credit/token worth 5¢), or share your pocket change. Each quarter, three organizations are recipients of the reusable bag credits and each month one of those organizations gets a turn at being a round-up recipient. With your help, we can be the positive change for community! Please note, due to the pandemic, we’ve temporarily suspended the bean portion of Change for Community, but we’re still rounding up and accepting cash donations!
Our June Change for Community recipient is the Lower Columbia Q Center. This local non-profit is a safe and welcoming resource and support service to the LGBTQIA+ community and allies of the Lower Columbia region.
Let’s raise funds for this awesome organization! Round up your purchase total, or share your pocket change.
How to Apply:
Any local non-profit that serves our region is eligible to be a Change for Community recipient. Our staff review applications and select by popular vote.
Past Change for Community Recipients:
Wildlife Center of the North Coast $4,287.10
North Coast Watershed Association $3,545.43
The Lighthouse for Kids $4,170.12
Astoria Warming Center $4,167.18
Beacon Clubhouse $3,633.35
United Way of Clatsop County $3,562.68
Clatsop Animal Assistance $4,732.95
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council $3964.04
The Harbor $3476.53
Astoria Senior Assistance Program $3427.73
Clatsop County Historical Society $2344.23
Northwest Coast Trails Coalition $2597.85
Astoria Warming Center $2,048.48
North Coast Food Web’s Project Fruit Box $1,437.49
CCA Regional Food Bank $1,949.22
North Coast Swim Club $1161.30
MOMS Club of Astoria $1538.41
Lower Columbia Hispanic Council $1,465.46
Astoria Parks Foundation $1382
Camp Kiwanilong $1370
Clatsop Animal Assistance $1618.61
Helping Hands $1068.53
The Harbor $1414.91
Little Ballet Theatre $616.41
Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program $877.63
Astoria Parks Foundation $906.86