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Tokens for Bags® Charities

Tokens for Bags

Every six months, we support new local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of their choice. Our Tokens for Bags® program has raised over $893,860 for thousands of local charities since 1994, saving over 17.8 million bags from polluting the environment!

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

Albuquerque
Crossroads for Women
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Family Promise of Albuquerque
Black Girls Smile

Austin
Dress for Success
Rainforest Partnership
Latinitas
Restoring Justice

Bellingham
Salish Sea Conservation
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Brigadoon Service Dogs
Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Boston – Brookline
Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY)
Gifford Cat Shelter
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
MIRA

Boston – Somerville
The Network/La Red
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
NEADS
Black Boston

Brooklyn – Boerum Hill
HousingPlus
FABSCRAP
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
Community Voices Heard

Brooklyn – Williamsburg
Green City Force
Children of Promise, NYC
City Harvest
Apex for Youth

Chicago – Andersonville
Lakeview Pantry
Transformative Justice Law Project
Black Girls Smile
American Indian College Fund

Chicago – Wicker Park
Chicago Foundation for Women
The Hatchery
Save-A-Pet
Chicago Refugee Coalition

Dallas
Texas Pawprints
Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation
Social Motion Skills
Dwell with Dignity

Eugene
Welcome Home Animal Sanctuary
Sexual Assault Support Services
Eugene Parks Foundation
Community Alliance of Lane County

Houston
Birthday Bash Box
HOPE (Homeless & Orphaned Pets Endeavor)
Houston ToolBank
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Las Vegas
StreetDogz
Nevada Conservation League
The Shade Tree
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Los Angeles – Melrose
The Midnight Mission
Friends of the LA River
Downtown Women’s Center
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Los Angeles – Santa Monica
The People Concern
Paws For Life K9 Rescue
Heal The Bay
Southeast Asian Community Alliance

Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks
Transgender Law Center
Recycle for Change
LA Conservation Corps
Southeast Asian Community Alliance

Manhattan – Chelsea
Callen-Lorde
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
G.L.I.T.S
The Okra Project

Manhattan – East Village
EVLovesNYC
The Ali Forney Center
City Growers
Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Manhattan – NoHo
Animal Haven
The Bowery Mission
Redhawk Native American Arts Council
Black Girls Smile

Minneapolis
826MSP
Dream of Wild Health
Southside Harm Reduction
Migizi

Nashville
AWAKE
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee & North Mississippi
Lookout Mountain Conservancy
The Sentencing Project

New Orleans
Grace at the Greenlight
House of Tulip
NAMI New Orleans
Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Philadelphia
The Attic Youth Center
The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium
People’s Emergency Center
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Phoenix
Native Seeds/SEARCH
Save the Family
Arizona Animal Welfare League
Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Pittsburgh
Animal Advocates
412 Food Rescue
Steel City Arts Initiative
Black Girls Smile

Portland – Downtown
Homeless Oregon Pet Project
Tualatin Riverkeepers
The Pongo Fund
Indigenous Vision

Portland – Hawthorne
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Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team
Friends of Trees
Coalition of Communities of Color

Orange County – Costa Mesa
The Lighthouse Group
StandUp for Kids
Surfrider Foundation
#HATEISAVIRUS

Orange County – Fullerton
Black Women for Wellness
SpoofDawg to the Rescue
Good Neighbors
Southeast Asian Community Alliance

Queens – Astoria
Exploring the Arts
Open Space Institute
Veterans Rebuilding Life
Soul Fire Farm

Richmond
Donate Life America
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Richmond Animal Care & Control Foundation
Richmond Doula Project

San Diego – Hillcrest
Frosted Faces Foundation
WILDCOAST
Mama’s Kitchen
BEAM (Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective)

San Diego – Pacific Beach
I Love A Clean San Diego
San Diego Coastkeeper
Think Dignity
American Indian College Fund

San Francisco – Haight St.
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Friendship House
La Casa de las Madres
African American Community Service Agency

San Francisco – Mission District
Transgender Law Center
Save The Bay
LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth
Roots Community Health Center

Seattle – Ballard
Washington’s National Park Fund
Seattle Dogs Homeless Program
Washington Alliance for Better Schools
Chief Seattle Club

Tempe
Colibri Center for Human Rights
Native American Advancement Foundation
Asian Pacific Community in Action
S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective

Tucson
National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona
Beacon Group
Pathways for Paws
Chicanos Por La Causa

Ventura
Bell Arts Factory
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
School on Wheels
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights