GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program

Welcome to the Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program! By simply making a $3.00 GIVE BACK Bag purchase, shoppers give $1 back to a local nonprofit selected monthly by store leadership.

Use the resources below to let your supporters know!

*See FAQs for calculations.

Program Overview

Making it easy for shoppers to give back to their local communities

Every time a shopper purchases a $3.00 GIVE BACK Bag at your given Shaw’s location, your nonprofit will receive a $1 donation, unless otherwise directed by the Giving Tag. You can help drive bag sales and donations with an ongoing campaign to:

  • Promote by emailing supporters.
  • Promote by posting to your social media.
  • Promote by sending press releases to local media.
  • Check in with the store to meet its leadership and check out the bag display and stock.

Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

The more you get the word out to optimize sales and donations, the more you can maximize the benefit to your organization. Here are more easy-to-use tools that can help you create a complete campaign, so start spreading the news!

It’s in the bag!

Stories from nonprofits that’ve benefited from the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program.

GIVE BACK Bag

Where children and families learn and grow.

Cape Cod Children’s Place

GIVE BACK Bag

Where children and families learn and grow.

Cape Cod Children’s Place

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program?

The Shaw’s GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program makes it easy for shoppers to support their communities and environment by buying durable, reusable shopping bags. Donations from this program support groups focused on education, civic, health & wellness, hunger relief and military/veterans organizations.

Where can I buy a bag?

GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bags are available at all Shaw’s locations. Look for them at registers and on the reusable bag rack. If you can’t find them, just ask a staff member where they are. They’ll be happy to show you!

To find the Shaw’s nearest to you, visit our site. You can also purchase these bags in bulk — they make great gifts for friends, family, colleagues and group members. Show them you care about them, the community and the environment! For information on bulk orders, please contact us at shaws@bags4mycause.com.


How much does a GIVE BACK Bag cost?

Each bag costs $3.00, with $1 of that purchase going to support a benefiting nonprofit in your community.

How are nonprofits selected as beneficiaries each month?

Every month, leadership at each store location chooses a local nonprofit to be the default beneficiary from the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program. This organization’s name is posted on the reusable bag rack during their benefiting month.