Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to those in need in the local community, all while running routine weekly errands at the local Stop & Shop. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. (BBBS) has been selected by local Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Stop & Shop Community Bag for the month of June.
The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program is an easy way for shoppers to give back to the local community and the environment as part of the regular shopping routine. Every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sends a $1 donation to a non-profit local to the Stop & Shop in which it was purchased.
As part of this ongoing program, every month at every Stop & Shop location, a different local non-profit is selected to benefit from the sale of the reusable community bag. BBBS of Westchester was selected as the June beneficiary by local store leadership at its two stores located at 154 Westchester Avenue in White Plains and 25 Waterfront Place in Port Chester. BBBS of Westchester will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable community bag purchased at this location in June.
“It’s more important than ever to help reduce single-use plastic in the environment,” said Valerie Brown, Executive Director of BBBS of Westchester. “Non-profits at the local level, like us, are in need of community awareness and support. This program offers the perfect solution to multiple issues of the world today. We hope you’ll support us in June by purchasing one or two community bags at our local Stop and Shop!”
For more information about the Stop & Shop Community Bag please visit www.stopandshop.bags4mycause.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. is a youth mentoring organization that serves children who face adversity in New York’s Westchester and Putnam counties to help keep them in school, away from violence and substance abuse, while assisting them to achieve their full potential in life. This mission is achieved through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships under a Big/Little model which matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with children ages 7 to 17 (Littles). Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest and largest youth mentoring program in the United States with 238 agencies in over 5,000 communities. More than 275,000 mentors volunteer their time as Bigs and over 135,000 new mentoring matches were formed last year alone. Visit www.bigswestchester.org for more information on becoming a Big, to donate and for a calendar of upcoming events.