"For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, 'You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.'"

Deuteronomy 15:11

Change For A Change
What is Change For A Change

Change For A Change is a new program being launched by Bart’s Pantry in 2013 that is based on the idea that the extra small change people find in their coat pockets, dresser drawers, or beneath the cushions of their couches can be used to make positive changes in people’s lives. Yes, your loose change can make a difference in helping fight causes like hunger. Just think, if everyone contributed some of their small change to charitable causes such as Bart’s Pantry, we could feed so many children and their families who go hungry every day.


What Happens To Your Change?

100% of all money donated in our Change for A Change program goes towards the purchase of food. Each month, we take all accumulated change and buy what is needed the most by the pantries at the current time and add it to our monthly food donations for delivery.


How You Can Help?

Of course, donating your spare change to our program is what we need the most, but another way you can help is to promote our program to friends and family members and maybe encourage them to donate their spare change as well.

Another idea is to turn our Change For A Change program into your own family project by taking a milk container, or a coffee can, and putting it on a counter or a shelf in the house. Whenever you or your kids find loose change, you can add it to the can.  This could be a great way to teach your kids about helping others.

All the change you collect can be brought to Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church, Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, and during regular scheduled masses on Saturday and Sunday. Since the doors are locked after hours, if you would like to bring your change on a weeknight, please call the church offices at 201-337-7596 or Tom Mulcahy at 201-337-8370 and someone will gladly come and meet you to accept your donation.
 

How Can You See Your Donations At Work?

Our website, www.BartsPantry.org, will display how much money was donated each month, and what supplies we were able to buy. This will allow you and your family to see exactly how your donation is making a difference.

Add A Donation Can To Your Retail Counter

If you own or work at a retail store that has a customer counter and are willing to let us put a Change For A Change donation can on it, please give us a call at 201-337-7596. One of our team members would gladly come to your establishment with one and we will make arrangements to come by either weekly or monthly to pick up the donated change.