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Create Positive Change

Each time you shop at the co-op, you have a chance to directly support local nonprofits by donating your 10-cent reusable bag credits and rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar. It may only be a few cents or spare change, but your generosity makes a huge impact — to the tune of over $10,000 each month for our Positive Change recipients!

Black Youth Healing Arts Center

June’s Positive Change recipient is The Black Youth Healing Arts Center (BYHAC), a recently opened, youth-co-created site focused on providing a safe space and healing opportunities for Black youth, other youth of color, and their families. Using Black cultural arts, they teach multiple ways to emotionally readjust during stressful moments and to meet injustices in a grounded fashion. The BYHAC is a space where youth and young adult leaders can reset to continue to fight for justice.

Donations collected at the registers will help develop the Front Yard to Table programming, which will convert the center’s front yards into vegetable gardens and a small fruit orchard. Young people will be trained in the care of the gardens from plant selection to meal preparation. Funds will specifically go toward the resources needed for planting, tools, stipends for youth, and site visits to other community gardens.