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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 $857,745 for thousands of local charities since 1994, saving over 17.1 million bags from polluting the environment!

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

Albuquerque
Womankind
New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children
Project Feed the Hood
Americans for Indian Opportunity

Atlanta
The Tender Foundation
Georgia Organics
Frankie and Andy’s Place
Black Women for Wellness

Austin
Deeds Not Words
LOVE-A-BULL
Sustainable Food Center
Six Square (Austin’s Black Cultural District)

Bellingham
Bellingham Food Bank
Whatcom Humane Society
Lummi Island Heritage Trust
Seeding Sovereignty

Boston – Brookline
The Network/ LA Red
New England Forestry Foundation
The Center for Teen Empowerment
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Boston – Somerville
Groundwork Somerville
Somerville Homeless Coalition
Northeast Animal Shelter
Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Brooklyn – Boerum Hill
DOROT
The HOPE Program
PAWS NY
Womankind

Brooklyn – Williamsburg
The Okra Project
Seeding Sovereignty
GrowNYC
Apex for Youth

Chicago – Andersonville
Northwest CASA
Brave Space Alliance
Chicago Scholars
Womankind

Chicago – Wicker Park
RefugeeOne
The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Meals on Wheels
HANA Center

Dallas
Dallas Companion Animal Project
Best Buddies
Social Motion Skills
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Eugene
Reality Kitchen
Community Veterinary Center
Friends of Family Farmers
Centro Latino Americano

Houston
7more
Friends For Life
Bayou Land Conservancy
Center for Black Equity

Kansas City
Avenue of Life
Camp Encourage
KC Pet Project
Race Project KC

Las Vegas
Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
The Animal Foundation
Save Red Rock
Center for Black Equity

Los Angeles – Melrose
Black Women for Wellness
PATH
Grades of Green
Asian Mental Health Collective

Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Karma Rescue Inc.
Marine Conservation Institute
Black Women for Wellness

Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks
Los Angeles Conservancy
Road Dogs & Rescue
Jenesse Center, Inc.
Border Angels

Manhattan – Chelsea
Callen-Lorde
Billion Oyster Project
GrowNYC
Black Women’s Blueprint

Manhattan – East Village
New Yorkers for Parks
Womankind
G.L.I.T.S
Apex for Youth

Manhattan – NoHo
Apex for Youth
Center for Black Equity
PAWS NY
Black Women’s Blueprint

Minneapolis
Southside Harm Reduction
Animal Humane Society
Juxtaposition Arts
Isuroon

Nashville
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library®
SongFarm
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition

New Orleans
Electric Girls
Animal Rescue New Orleans
Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Eternal Seeds

Philadelphia
Helping Hand Rescue Mission
William Way LGBT Community Center
Institute for the Development of African American Youth
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Phoenix
Home Fur Good
Asian Pacific Community in Action
Sojourner Center
Black Family and Child Services

Pittsburgh
Allegheny Cleanways
TechGirlz
Onala Recovery Student
Stop AAPI Hate

Portland – Downtown
Birch Community Services
No Pet Left Behind
Beyond Toxics
NAYA Family Center

Portland – Hawthorne
The Cupcake Girls
Dogs for Better Lives
Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors
APANO

Orange County – Costa Mesa
Womankind
4Life Animal Rescue
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
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Orange County – Fullerton
Black Women for Wellness
Cats In Need of Human Care
Bracken’s Kitchen
RAICES

Queens – Astoria
Her Justice
Astoria Cat Rescue
Queens Community House
Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

Richmond
Lessons for Life
Ring Dog Rescue
James River Association
Pretty Purposed

San Diego – Hillcrest
Farm Animal Refuge
Casa de Amparo
WILDCOAST
Asian Mental Health Collective

San Diego – Pacific Beach
Alpha Project
Horses of Tir Na Nog
ArtReach
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San Francisco – Haight St.
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San Francisco Baykeeper
San Francisco SPCA
Urban Habitat

San Francisco – Mission District
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area
Pollinator Partnership
Berkeley Humane
Center for Black Equity

Seattle – Ballard
The Sophia Way
Conservation Northwest
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
Pongo Poetry Project

Tempe
Child Crisis Arizona
Center for Biological Diversity
HALO Animal Rescue
Center for Black Equity

Tucson
Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter
The International Rescue Committee
Sky Island Alliance
RAICES

Ventura
Diversity Collective
Surfrider Foundation
Canine Adoption and Rescue League
Restoring Justice