Welcome to the Big Y Community Bag & Giving Tag Program!
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!
If you have been selected as a non-profit of the month at a Big Y location, use the Community Bag Marketing Toolkit to help promote your campaign. 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
COVID-19 Marketing Language
Copy, paste and adapt the language below for use in an email blast, newsletter, social media post, or community bulletin.
In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, supporting local non-profits has never been more important. As you make essential trips to the grocery store, you can purchase a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Big Y located at [location] in [month] to send [non-profit] a $1 donation.
Looking for a way to support the local community in this uncertain time? Local non-profits are in need of donations to provide others with support. You can give back to [non-profit] by picking up a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Big Y located at [location] in [month]. We will receive a $1 donation for every bag sold this month.
Supporting local non-profits has never been more important than it is right now! Give back to your local community by purchasing a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Big Y located at [location] in [month]. We will receive a $1 donation for every reusable bag sold. If you do pick one up, be sure to practice standard safety protocols. Just like you need to wash your hands regularly, always wash your reusable bags before and after use. If possible, bag your own groceries at check out when using a reusable bag. Thank you in advance for your support!
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!