Stowe Mercantile’s BYOB Program Helps
Local Charities—and the Environment
Stowe, VT—Marc Sherman, owner of Stowe Mercantile & Boutique, recently presented a donation of $56.00 to Deb Krempke of Lamoille Community Food Share. The businesses instituted a new program this past year: Bring Your Own Bag, or BYOB. For every bag a customer declines to accept at Stowe Mercantile & Boutique, staff members drop a nickel into a donation jar which will then be given to a local charity each month.
According to Sherman, “It’s a win – win situation. Many non-profits in the area need financial support while at the same time the waste stream is reduced by lower bag use.” Sherman also noted that the heavy-duty, reusable bags are made with 100% recycled material, so once the usable life is over, the bags can be recycled again. Sherman added, “This program has been modeled after several other similar programs instituted by like-minded retailers in Burlington and Montpelier. Hopefully it will convince other businesses to follow suit.”
We support a number of groups, fund-raisers and causes. We focus on Lamoille Community Food Share, our local food bank, as we believe everyone deserves to eat and that no one in Lamoille County should be hungry. We also support students and causes in three area schools, we contribute to The United Way and Lamoille Home Health & Hospice to name just a few other organizations.
Your Purchases have allowed us to support:
Lamoille Area Cancer Network
Morrisville Youth Soccer Club
Stowe Weekend of Hope
Stowe Ski Museum
Stowe Community Church
Lamoille Community Food Share
Lamoille Area Chamber Gift Basket Project
Clarina Howard Nichols Center
Lamoille County Court Diversion Program
and many individual community members and families in need…..