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Everyday choices can change the world.

PS IT MATTERS partners with retailers to create profitable, mission-driven initiatives in which a portion of every business transaction gives back to a local, community non-profit.

Our initiatives are currently successfully deployed in over 2,000+ retail locations across the country. From reusable bags to floral bouquets, we are on a mission to change the world through everyday choices.

$5,817,536

Program Donations

33,622

Non-Profits Supported

$106,271

Donations This Month

8,308

Hunger Org. Supported

24,576,350

Meals Provided*

170,964,300

Single-Use Bags Not Used*
Date last updated: 10/19/2021
*See FAQs for calculations.

Hannaford Supermarkets

We partner with Hannaford to implement both our Bags 4 My Cause and Bloomin' 4 Good initiatives. At all Hannaford locations, every reusable Community Bag or Fight Hunger Bag with the Giving Tag sold benefits a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased. Every Bloomin' 4 Good floral bouquet supports a local non-profit in need.

Stop & Shop

We partner with Stop & Shop to implement both our Bags 4 My Cause and Bloomin' 4 Good initiatives. At all Stop & Shop locations, every reusable Community Bag with the Giving Tag sold benefits a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased. Every Bloomin' 4 Good floral bouquet sold feeds 10+ people in need.

Giant Food

We partner with Giant Food to implement both our Bags 4 My Cause and Bloomin' 4 Good initiatives. At all Giant Food locations, every reusable Community Bag with the Giving Tag sold benefits a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased. Every Bloomin' 4 Good floral bouquet sold feeds 10+ people in need.

Shaw's

We partner with Shaw's to implement our Bags 4 My Cause initiative at all locations. Every reusable Give Back Where It Counts Bag with the Giving Tag sold supports a local non-profit.

Star Market

We partner with Star Market to implement our Bags 4 My Cause initiative at all locations. Every reusable Give Back Where It Counts Bag with the Giving Tag sold supports a local non-profit.

Hy-Vee

We partner with Hy-Vee to implement the Bags 4 My Cause Program at all Hy-Vee locations. Every red, "My Heart" reusable bag sold supports a local non-profit.

Big Y

We partner with Big Y to implement the Bags 4 My Cause initiative. At all Big Y locations, every reusable Community Bag with the Giving Tag sold benefits a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased.

Southeastern Grocers

We partner with Southeastern Grocers to implement the Bags 4 My Cause initiative. At all Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys locations, every reusable Community Bag with the Giving Tag sold benefits a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased. In 2021, we are partnering to launch the Bloomin' 4 Good Program at all Florida Winn-Dixie locations.

ACME

We partner with ACME to implement the Bags 4 My Cause initiative. At all ACME locations, every reusable Give Back Where It Counts Bag with the Giving Tag sold benefits a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased.

Giant Eagle

We are partnering with Giant Eagle to launch our Bags 4 My Cause initiative in 2021. Once launched, every Community Bag with the Giving Tag sold will benefit a non-profit local to where it was purchased.

The Save Mart Companies

We are partnering with The Save Mart Companies to launch our Bags 4 My Cause initiative in 2021. Once launched, every reusable Give Back Bag with the Giving Tag sold will benefit a non-profit local to the store in which it was purchased.

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From reusable bags to floral bouquets, our initiatives are currently successfully deployed in over 2,000 retail locations across the country.

Every company has a story. Ours began with the passion and belief that successful, profitable businesses can be built while giving back to the communities we call home. We wanted our business model to cast a wide net, supporting as many local non-profits in as many communities as possible. From this premise, PS IT MATTERS was built with our founding principle: Everyday choices can change the world.

We began partnering with corporate clients to provide gifts, gourmet food baskets, corporate gear and promotional items with one very distinct difference. Each purchase included a 15% donation directed to a non-profit of the customer’s choice. This met the goal of supporting local communities while clients could proudly demonstrate their commitment to the non-profits that are important to their company’s mission of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Since its inception in 2011, PS IT MATTERS has grown to expand and develop beyond corporate clients alone, into three additional, separate initiatives that impact the world and the local community. Bags 4 My Cause, Bloomin' 4 Good and Reuse 2 Give are now successfully deployed in over 2,000 retail locations across the country.

Our Initiatives

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Established 2014

Bags 4 My Cause partners with grocery retailers to deploy a program in which each reusable bag sold supports a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased. This simple act of purchasing a reusable bag makes a direct impact on the environment, while providing significant revenue streams for community non-profits.

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Established 2020

Bloomin' 4 Good partners with grocery retailers to deploy a program in which every grower's choice floral bouquet sold supports a non-profit local to the community in which it was purchased. This simple act of purchasing a grower's choice bouquet makes a direct impact on hyper-local, community non-profits.

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Established 2020

Reuse 2 Give partners with grocery retail locations and corporate sponsors to deploy a program in which shoppers can give back to a local non-profit of their choice with every reuse of a reusable bag. This simple act of reusing a bag makes a direct impact on hyper-local community non-profits with every reuse of a reusable bag.

FAQs

What is PS IT MATTERS? 

PS IT MATTERS is a mission-driven company that partners with retailers to launch and manage programs that give back to local non-profits with every business transaction. These initiatives impact the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.

How do you calculate the number of single-use bags not used? 

We estimate that one purchased reusable bag will be used at least six times per year. We also estimate that each time a reusable bag is used it equates to five single-use bags that are not used. This means that for every reusable bag that is sold, 30 single-use bags are not used. We are confident in this assessment, as it is a very conservative estimate compared to other findings.

As a partner do we have the option to launch just one initiative at our stores, without launching all of them? 

We encourage our partners to explore all the initiatives we offer, but they can be implemented individually. We are also open to new partnerships in other industries to create new avenues and opportunities to give back with every transaction.

How do you calculate the amount of meals a $1 donation provides?

We work with local food pantries and food banks across the country to provide nourishing meals to those in need. According to Feeding America, every $1 donation allows partners to secure and distribute 10 meals to those in need. To learn more, read this article by Feeding America.

Do we have to use specific vendors in order to launch your initiatives?

No. You are welcome to use any preferred vendor of your choice. We will work with any vendor to ensure our programs are a success.

What does a partnership with PS IT MATTERS look like? 

The PS IT MATTERS team provides all services to launch and manage our initiatives on behalf of our clients and sponsors. This includes program development, store portal software, website design, non-profit communication and selection, daily reporting updates, marketing outreach and ongoing management.

Are you open to new partnerships in other industry sectors? 

Yes! We would love to discuss how we may be able to come together to make a direct impact on our local communities while driving profitable sales. Reach out to Jim Brennan, Co-Founder & COO, at 207-351-6903 or jimb@psitmatters.com.

How can I launch these initiatives in my stores? How can I partner with you as a sponsor?

We'd love to hear from you! Reach out to Jim Brennan, Co-Founder & COO, at 207-351-6903 or jimb@psitmatters.com.

Partner With Us!

Let's make a lasting impact on the world.

 

Reach out to Jim Brennan, Co-Founder & COO at
207-351-6903 • jimb
@psitmatters.com