Friday, April 10, 2009

A Great Way to Help Kids and Save the Environment

One of the things that I've been trying to do when I go grocery shopping is to take reusable bags rather than having to lug home my groceries in paper or plastic bags. Not only do the paper and plastic bags clutter up my coat closet, but reusable bags are obviously much better for the environment.

So why am I talking about bringing reusable bags to go shopping when I usually talk about tutoring and mentoring? Because now you can both help save the environment and help out the kids at Cabrini Connections and in other programs through the Tutor/Mentor Connection at the same time! This April, May, and June, four Whole Foods stores in Chicago: the Lakeview Store at 3300 N. Ashland, Chicago, Il, the Lincoln Park Store at 1000 W North Ave, Chicago, IL (new store location will be 1550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL), the South Loop Store at 1101 S Canal St # 107, Chicago, IL‎, and the Gold Coast Store at 30 W Huron St, Chicago, IL‎ all will be hosting a "One Dime at a Time" program that benefits Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection.

Here's how it works: Every time you go shopping at one of these Whole Foods stores and bring in your reusable shopping bags, they will either give you 10cents off of your total amount for groceries or give you the option of donating that 10cents to Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. Of course you want to give that 10cents to us! And just think: Four stores, three months, and all of you bringing in your reusable shopping bags! That will save on unnecessary waste of paper and plastic bags and help out at-risk youth in Chicago. What a great idea!

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