For any purchase requiring a bag, when you bring your own reusable bag, you will receive a wooden nickel per transaction to donate to one of two national/regional charities that change each quarter. You decide which organization to donate to. (Wooden Nickel donations are capped at $250 per organization. However, all cash donations will be given to the organization in addition to the Wooden Nickel contribution.)

Current Recipients

Carbondale New School

Carbondale New School is a progressive, independent, not-for-profit private school for students from pre-k through eighth grade. Since 1974, we have provided quality, student-centered education that inspires confidence and a lifelong love for learning. We empower children with knowledge, skills, compassion and a sense of responsibility for self and others.


Heartwood

Working to protect the Shawnee Forest, Heartwood is a regional network of people helping people protect the places they love. Heartwood was founded in 1991, when concerned citizens from several Midwestern states banded together to protect their nearby national forest from logging, mining, roads, and most recently, fracking. All funds collected will benefit Southern Illinois.