2017 "Poker Chip" Charities
- At checkout, poker chips are provided to customers who bring their own grocery bags. One chip is issued per bag.
- Customers then select which charity to donate to, and place their poker chips in charity jars.
- TPSS will donate 5¢ for each poker chip donated to each charity.
- Customers who require paper grocery bags from TPSS are charged 5¢ per bag. Subsequently, TPSS will make a donation of all proceeds received for bag charges to the charity of our choosing at the end of each quarter.
In 2017, we will proudly support the following local charities:
Founded in 1894, the Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department was
the first organized fire department in Montgomery County. The department
has been based at Carroll Ave and Philadelphia Avenue since 1927, with
the current building opening in 2010.
The volunteers of TPVFD work alongside the career personnel of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service as both EMTs and firefighters, providing emergency response to Takoma Park and the wider area. The department has seen a massive increase in new members recently, making support for increased training vital.
Since 1983, Manna
Food Center has worked to fight hunger, feed hope and transition
recipients from a place of scarcity to prosperity.
"Manna stands as the premier food bank of Montgomery County, providing food to 40,000 individuals each year and helping distribute rescued food to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters county-wide. Nearly every social service organization in Montgomery County relies on Manna to provide food to their clients, and we are honored to play our part in the strong social safety net."
Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) was established in 1983,
and is a faith-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to help
those less fortunate in our community.
"We empower those in need through compassionate emergency care, life education, and community development. ACSGW currently provides case management, food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, health and fitness programs, technology education, and job-training."
Established in 2010,
ECO City Farms is an educational, non-profit organization located
in Prince George’s County, Maryland designed to serve as a prototype
for sustainable local urban farming.
"Through the hands-on work of growing food, cooking, and food justice outreach, our summer SEED 2 FEED program will grow strong, healthy, and inspired teens who live in Prince George’s County. We create a safe space where they can experience leadership development, personal growth, collaboration and job training."
Just a few of our local vendors:
|Bee George Honey
Bao Food and Drink
Blind Dog Cafe
Blue Nile Botanicals
Breadco Bread Co.
Chapel's Country Creamery
Cherry Glen Farms
Chesapeake Bay Roasting
George's Veggie Garden
Harmony Creek Farm
Heba's Health Foods
Honey Hope Farm
Licking Creek Bend Farm
Loch Lomand Bakery
Locust Point Farms
McCutcheon Apple Products
Meadow Creek Dairy
New Day Farms
New York Bakery
|Planet of Vegans
Seneca Creek Joinery
Shepherd's Manor Creamery
Stoney Point Farm
Sweet and Natural
Trickling Springs Creamery
Tuscarora Organic Growers