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Boston Community Change is a tool to align our daily economic activities with our deepest human values.  When you shop, the program generates money for local businesses and nonprofits and creates a way for citizen consumers to make conscientious decisions about their spending that will affect how money circulates within their community. 

The program is transforming our communities for the better by changing the way we shop, the way we do business, and the way we support the causes we care about.


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Every time you use your Boston Community Change card at a participating merchant across Boston's neighborhoods, a portion of each transaction is:


  1. Returned to you as a cash rebate

  2. Donated to a local community based non-profit or school of your choice

  3. Donated to the local Main Streets organization

It’s a WIN-WIN-WIN program: a win for the business owner who makes the sale and creates customer loyalty, a win for the cardholder who retains cash for future purchases and a win for the non-profit organization that receives an unsolicited, unrestricted donation.

The Boston Community Change card is free and easy to use.  You have the freedom to pay for your purchase with any payment form accepted by the business. The rebate amount you receive for transactions will vary from business to business. Cash rebates are recorded in your own account, and you will receive monthly electronic statements detailing your total earned cash rebates as well as the total donations you generated for selected non-profits in your community.

Your community has everything to gain when you shop locally and share locally with the Boston Community Change Program.


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