Starting January, 30th, Community Warehouse will be a six-month Bag-It-Forward beneficiary at not one but four New Seasons store locations! From February through the end of July, folks shopping at the following New Seasons stores be able to donate to Community Warehouse when they ring up their purchases at:
In New Seasons’ Bag-It-Forward program, any New Seasons shopper can donate their 5-cent reusable bag refund to one of three nonprofits chosen as the beneficiary for that store. Over $346,238.90 has been donated to Bag it Forward partners since the beginning of the program!
Chenoa Philabaum, Senior Community Relations Manager at New Seasons says, “Community Warehouse’s furniture bank model encourages reuse while providing people in our shared community with the furnishings they need most in their home. I especially love to think about the dining room tables that go on to be the spaces where delicious meals are served and all the best conversations are had.”
Community Warehouse and New Seasons have found many opportunities to make a difference in the community together. Volunteer groups from Williams and Nyberg Rivers stores have rolled up their sleeves at the Portland and Tualatin Warehouse locations, building furniture and sorting donations. And in December, employees at the Cedar Hills store hosted a donation drive, filling our Community Collects bins with gently used household and kitchen items, helping us restock on some of our most needed donations.
Philabaum adds, “As a company that is passionate about sustainable conservation and the belief that we’re all in this together, we are proud of the ways we partner with Community Warehouse.”
Being a Bag-It-Forward benefactor in four locations is a great opportunity for people to learn about Community Warehouse over a wide swath of the Portland metro area. It’s a great example of how every little conscientious act counts, and it’s amazing how those nickels add up when everyone makes a small contribution into a large pool to help organizations doing good the community.