Bags That Give Back: ArtStream Selected to Benefit in the Giant Food Community Bag Program Designed to Give Back in Local Communities

Hyattsville, MD – Reduce single-use plastic in the environment and give back to those in need in the local community, all while running routine weekly errands at the local Giant Food. ArtStream has been selected by local Giant Food store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program for the month of August!

The Giant Food Community Bag Program is an easy way for shoppers to give back to the local community and the environment as part of the regular shopping routine. Every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sends a $1 donation to a non-profit local to the Giant Food in which it was purchased.

As part of this ongoing program, every month at every Giant Food location a different local non-profit is selected to benefit from the sale of the reusable Community Bag. ArtStream was selected as the August beneficiary by local store leadership at the store located at 5815 Eastern Avenue NE. ArtStream will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable Community Bag purchased at this location in August.

“It’s more important than ever to help reduce single-use plastic in the environment,” said Heller An Shapiro, Executive Director of ArtStream. “Non-profits at the local level, like us, are in need of community support. This program offers the perfect solution to multiple issues of the world today. We hope you’ll support us in August by purchasing one – or two! – Community Bags at our local Giant Food!”

ArtStream is a non-profit serving the DMV area. Founded in 2006, ArtStream works to provide collaborative performance and lifelong learning opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to engage with the world.

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