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Windsor, Conn. – 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 Big Y. Behavioral healthcare provider Community Health Resources (CHR) has been selected by local Big Y store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Community Bag Program for the month of August!

Big Y Community 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 Big Y in which it was purchased.

As part of this ongoing program, every month at every Big Y location a different local non-profit is selected to benefit from the sale of the reusable Community Bag. CHR was selected as the August beneficiary by local store leadership at two Big Y stores in East Windsor and Simsbury, located at 67 Prospect Hill Rd., East Windsor and 1313 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT. CHR will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable Big Y Community Bag purchased at this location in August.

“It’s more important than ever to help reduce single-use plastic in the environment,” said Heather Gates, CHR’s President and CEO. “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! – Big Y Community Bags at our local Big Y!”

For more information about the Big Y Community Bag Program, please visit

About CHR:  CHR is Connecticut’s most comprehensive, nonprofit behavioral healthcare agency, offering a wide range of programs for children, families and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction, trauma, homelessness and more. CHR was the first nonprofit agency in CT to meet all of the rigorous federal criteria as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic and has repeatedly been named among the Top Workplaces in the state. Learn more at

August 3, 2022
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