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A Second Chance

Dog PhotoIt’s not often that we have the opportunity to see how our donation programs help first hand. At Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach) employee Gohar Khachatryan found an injured dog in poor health.  Gohar took the dog to Second Chance Dog Rescue, a charity in our Tokens for Bags® program. They treated the dog (now named Emma) and helped her regain her health.  Even more they told Gohar the donation they received from Buffalo Exchange’s Tokens for Bags® last month actually paid for Emma’s medical bills. Now this little pup has a second chance at a happy life. Emma is currently in a foster home patiently waiting to be adopted.

Through our Tokens for Bags® program, Buffalo Exchange has generated over $445,500 for hundreds of local nonprofit organizations since 1994, saving 8.9 million plastic bags. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases, and Buffalo Exchange donates five cents to a charity of the customer’s choice.

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