Stories

Tokens for Bags® Charities

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 $803,000 for thousands of local charities since 1994, saving over 16.06 million bags from polluting the environment!

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

Albuquerque
Viva! NM Rural Animal Rescue
Tree New Mexico
Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico

Atlanta
PAWS Atlanta
Georgia Climate Change Coalition
The Gift of Music Foundation

Austin
Yellow Bike Project
Austin Pets Alive!
allgo

Bellingham
Skookum Kids
NSEA (Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association)
Poi Dog Rescue

Boston – Allston
Charles River Watershed Association
Gifford Cat Shelter
Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Boston – Somerville
MCAN (Massachusetts Climate Action Network)
Community Action Agency of Somerville
RESPOND Inc.

Brooklyn – Boerum Hill
GrowNYC
The Center
Puppies Behind Bars

Brooklyn – Williamsburg
The Fortune Society
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Charlotte
Behailu Academy
South Charlotte Dog Rescue
RiverLink

Chicago – Wicker Park
GirlForward
Chicago Gateway Green
The Wetlands Initiative

Chicago – Andersonville
Environmental Law and Policy Center
PAWS Chicago
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Dallas
Dallas Parks Foundation
Community Partners of Dallas
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Eugene
Oregon Horse Rescue
Oregon Wild
WellMama

Houston
TWST4Girls (Together We Stand Tall 4 Girls)
Emancipet
Memorial Park Conservancy

Kansas City
Chain of Hope
Cultivate KC
The Whole Person

Las Vegas
National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Nevada
The Animal Foundation
Save Red Rock

Los Angeles – La Brea
A Place Called Home
Lovebugs Rescue
Los Angeles Beautification Team

Los Angeles – Long Beach
Su Casa – Ending Domestic Violence.
Long Beach Felines
Algalita

Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Heal the Bay
Upward Bound House
Swim With Heart

Los Angeles – Sherman Oaks
EnrichLA
Saffyre Sanctuary
Love On 4 Paws

Manhattan – Chelsea
Animal Haven
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
New York Transgender Advocacy Group

Manhattan – East Village
The Animal Project
The Center
Lower East Side Ecology Center

Manhattan – NoHo
New Alternatives
New York Bully Crew
Washington Square Park Conservancy

Minneapolis
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
RECLAIM
Feline Rescue

Nashville
The Gentle Barn
Wolf River Conservancy
Thistle Farms

New Orleans
Art Camp 504
SBP
Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary

Philadelphia
Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ
Bethesda Project
Valley Youth House

Phoenix
Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
Environment Arizona

Pittsburgh
Rainbow Kitchen Community Services
Grounded Strategies
Art Expression Inc.

Portland – Downtown
Basic Rights Education Fund
Animal Aid Heartstrings Program
Friends of Trees

Portland – Hawthorne
Raphael House of Portland
The Wetlands Conservancy
Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals

Orange County – Costa Mesa
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire
OC Animal Care
Orange County Coastkeeper

Orange County – Fullerton
Orange County Coastkeeper
Girls Inc. of Orange County
Orange County Animal Rescue Coalition

Queens – Astoria
Thrive For Life Prison Project, Inc.
EndAbuse4Good
Operation S.P.L.A.S.H. (Stop Polluting, Littering and Save Harbors)

Richmond
Richmond Ruff House
Scenic Virginia
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

San Diego – Hillcrest
Friends of Balboa Park
FACE (Foundation for Animal Care and Education)
The San Diego LGBT Community Center

San Diego – Pacific Beach
San Diego Farm Animal Rescue
Fine Print Funding
Clear Blue Sea

San Francisco – Berkeley
Transition Berkeley
Homeless Action Center
Hopalong Animal Rescue

San Francisco – Haight St.
Fibershed
CommunityGrows
Downtown Streets Team

San Francisco – Mission District
Family Dog Rescue
Baykeeper
Muttville

Seattle – Ballard
Tilth Alliance
Seattle Indian Health Board
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Seattle – U-District
Pigs Peace Sanctuary
Seattle Children’s Hospital Uncompensated Care Fund
Seattle Parks Foundation

Tempe
Impact One Breast Cancer Foundation
Environmental Concerns Organization, Inc.
Freed Spirits Animal Rescue

Tucson – Campus
More Than a Bed
Friends of Pima Animal Care Center
Tucson Botanical Gardens

Ventura
KidSTREAM
Food Forward
Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center

Washington D.C. – 14th St.
Common Good City Farm
DC Alliance of Youth Advocates
DC PAWS Rescue