Welcome to the Big Y Community Bag Program for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
We are excited to partner with you to help you raise funds for your mission this Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This program is designed to make it easy for shoppers to give back to their local communities while supporting the environment.
Each time a shopper purchases the $2.50 Community Bag at your selected Big Y location your non-profit will receive a $1 donation, unless otherwise directed by the Giving Tag.
Start using the available resources below to raise donations!
Did you know you can raise funds all year long through the Giving Tag Program? Learn more by visiting our Giving Tag Marketing Toolkit.
Your guide to promoting your month in the Big Y Community Bag Program
Stay on task with this checklist that's full of promotional ideas
A customizable calendar for you to plan your whole campaign
Choose from a variety of images to market your campaign
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Community Bag Program?
The Big Y Community Bag is a durable, reusable shopping tote that makes it easy for you to contribute to your local community. Every time you purchase one of these specially designed bags, Big Y donates $1 to a local non-profit. Community Bag donations support groups focused on Education, Civic, Health & Wellness, Hunger Relief and Military/Veterans Organizations.
How are non-profits selected as beneficiaries each month?
Every month, leadership at each store location chooses a local non-profit to be the default beneficiary from the Community Bag Program. This organization’s name is posted on the reusable bag rack during their benefiting month. We encourage you to go into your selected store location(s) and introduce yourself to the store manager to see how you can work together to promote your benefiting month!
If we have been selected as a monthly beneficiary, do shoppers need to use the Giving Tag attached to the bag to send the $1 donation to us?
No. If you have been selected as the monthly beneficiary at a particular store location, the $1 donation will automatically go to you upon purchase. There is no need to use the Giving Tag attached to the bag to send the $1 donation to your organization. The Giving Tag is only to redirect the $1 donation to a different non-profit, other than the one selected to benefit for the month.