Beans for Bags

 

We reward people for their sustainability efforts by giving 5 cents back for each reusable bag used. You can then either keep the bag credit, OR get at bean.   Get a bean, you ask?  If you choose a bean (= $.05), you can choose where that money goes by dropping that bean into a jar, which represents 1 of 3 non-profits in the Jefferson County Community.   Non-profits are nominated by member/owners and chosen by a committee.  Two jars are rotated out bi-monthly, the third jar represents the Jefferson County Food Bank, which is supported year round.


Beans for Bags Non-Profits Selections for 2018

July/August:

  1. Jefferson County Food Bank

  2. Discovery Bay Bird Rescue

  3. Friends of Port Townsend Library

September/October: 

  1. Jefferson County Food Bank

  2. Recyclery

  3. Equestrian Park

November/December:

  1. Jefferson County Food Bank

  2. Key City Theater

  3. Chimacum Middle School Outdoor Education

January/February: 

  1. Jefferson County Food Bank ($900.80)

  2. Visit History Club (368.30)

  3. Marine Science Center ($631.75)

March/April: 

  1. Jefferson County Food Bank ($842.75)

  2. PT School Local Lunch Program ($658.00)

  3. JC Mash ($551.60)

May/June:

  1. Jefferson County Food Bank ($860.45)

  2. Port Townsend ArtScape ($426.55)

  3. NW Salmon Coalition ($639.05)


Beans for Bags Process

October/Novermeber 2018: Beans for Bags nominations open for 2019.  Nomination forms will be available at the member services desk. Forms due by Nov. 30th for consideration.
Early December 2018: Board Committee C³ (Cooperative Connections Committee) will meet to vote on the 2019 recipients. 
Late December 2018: 2019 recipients announced


Nominate Your Favorite Non-Profit

Nomination Form will be available October 1st-November 30th for the following year.

Name *
Name
Must be a Non-Profit, Community Group or Cooperative operating in Jefferson County.
Does this organization fit into one of our 3 preferred categories for community giving? *
We give priority to organizations that do work in the above sectors, however, all nominations are considered.