Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Big Y Community Bag Program?

The Big Y Community Bag Program makes it easy for shoppers to support their communities and environment by buying durable, reusable shopping bags. Donations from this program support groups focused on education, civic, health & wellness, hunger relief and military/veterans organizations.

What is the Giving Tag Program?

Every Community Bag comes with an attached Giving Tag. Each time you purchase one of these bags, the store donates $1 to a local nonprofit. The Giving Tag gives you the opportunity to direct the $1 donation to a nonprofit of your choice within seven days of the purchase. If the $1 donation is not directed within seven days, then it will automatically be donated to the store’s default nonprofit beneficiary that month.

How much does a Community Bag cost?

Each bag costs $2.50, with $1 of that purchase going to support a benefiting nonprofit in your community.