Category: Giving Back

Meet Our Charity: Girls Inc.

By Tricia Garrels, Buffalo Exchange Tucson

Our Hawthorne location in Portland will be supporting Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest through our Tokens for Bags® program. We encourage shoppers to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases, and we donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of the customer’s choice. We have raised nearly $550,000 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations since 1994 through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 10.9 million bags from polluting the environment.

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Girls Inc. of the Pacific NW is an organization whose mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold! They encourage confidence, education and responsibility in young girls through their many programs. Guided by trusted mentors, volunteers and staff, young girls are able to participate in fun programs that will help them develop the skills and tools to live successful, healthy, and independent lives.

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The primary outlet for Girls Inc. programs is through afterschool Girls Groups, which are held at various locations throughout the Portland area. Through these programs, the girls are taught how to deal with a variety of issues facing young girls from body image, bullying and managing stress, to economic literacy, and career exploration.

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We are proud to be a supporter of this empowering pro-girl organization! Visit the Hawthorne store today to donate to Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest!

Not in Portland? Check out what charities you can support in your city here!