Community Outreach & Donations
Concern for our community is written into the Cooperative Principles that guide us, and we strive to be an active part of the community we serve. Whether it’s providing a gift basket for a school fundraiser or peddling our “smoothie bike” to your event and making free smoothies for everyone, we do what we can to say “Thank You” to a community that has supported us for over 40 years.
GreenStar supports local non-profit organizations, school groups, and community events by providing donations that typically range from $15-$25. If you’d like to request a donation, please fill out our Donation Request Form.
Community Outreach and Sponsorship
Are you putting on an event and you’d like us to be a part of it? Please contact our outreach coordinator, Debbie Lazinsky (dlazinsky @greenstar.coop or 607-277-0080 extension 507), to see if we’re available.
Bring Your Own Bag – Use it for Good
Our BYOB program encourages our shoppers to bring their own bags by providing them with a token worth 5¢ that they are able to donate to the non-profit of their choice. Each quarter we select three local non-profits, which represent the categories of people, planet, and animals, to be recipients of this program. At the end of the quarter we make a donation to the groups based on the amount of tokens provided by our customers.
If you’d like your group to be considered as a BYOB recipient, apply here.