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Giving Back

Bring-A-Bag is back and has gone digital!  Common Market’s Bring-a-Bag for Change Program encourages shoppers to reuse bags and reduce waste by offering a 5¢ charitable donation for each reusable bag used at checkout.  This program is a win-win—it keeps single-use bags out of the waste stream and gives back to organizations in the community.

Each quarter we select four non-profits to support through this program. These non-profits represent the categories of Children & Families, Environmental Protection, Animal Welfare, and Community.  At the end of the quarter, donations are combined with 1% of sales from a chosen day, then a check is mailed to each non-profit.  Through our new digital donation process, your contribution will be divided evenly between the four local charities.

Below are the selected non-profits for this quarter:


Since 2007, your co-op has…
Saved 2,432,882 bags from the waste stream and donated $180,672 to local charities!
In 2019 alone we collectively raised $21,112 for local non-profits!
Take a look at the impact you made in your community:
April- June 2020

While the Bring-A-Bag program was paused due to Corona Virus, Common Market donated $1,120 worth of non-perishable goods to the Frederick Health Hospital Staff to support their tireless work keeping us safe and healthy!

January – March 2020
  • Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership -$1,509.85
  • Future Harvest -$1,456.75
  • Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter -$1,899.60
  • Daybreak Adult Day Services -$1,318.30
October – December 2019
  • Red Wiggler Community Farm – $2,108.57
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership – $2,247.84
  • Woman to Woman Mentoring – $2,196.63
  • Frederick Friends of our County Animal Shelter – $2,587.88
July – September 2019
  • Frederick Mental Health Association – $1,242.12
  • Maryland Pesticide Education Network – $1,298.94
  • Tails of Hope – $1,357.98
  • Blessings in a Backpack – $1,303.28
April  – June 2019
  • Heartly House – $1,203.36
  • Seed of Life Nurseries – $1,172.38
  • 4-H Therapeutic Riding – $1,174.12
  • Hospice of Frederick – 1,311.05