Program has facilitated donation of more than $166,000 worth of product to needy charities in last five years
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, the nation’s first and largest chain of integrative pharmacies, is proudly entering the fifth year of its Holiday Gift Bag Donation Program. The program offers customers an opportunity to purchase much-needed wellness and personal care products for a chosen charity during the holiday season.
The Holiday Gift Bag program is part of Pharmaca’s larger mission to serve the unique needs of the communities surrounding the stores. Staff at each store identify a local charity that can benefit from the gift bags, which are filled with allnatural personal care items, necessities like diapers and body wash, and fun Christmas gifts—all of which are handpicked for the charity. Beneficiaries range from women’s shelters to family services organizations to YMCAs.
Staff assemble the bags and make them available for purchase, in denominations of $10, $15 or $25, throughout November and December. Pharmaca then delivers the gift bags to the designated charity around December 25. Last year, Pharmaca facilitated donation of $68,000 worth of wellness goods to these charities across its 24 stores.
“The Holiday Gift Bag program offers a way for us to provide some of Pharmaca’s favorite products and gifts to local organizations that are supporting our communities,” says Laura Coblentz, Pharmaca’s vice president of marketing. “It’s also a great way to make customers aware of the important work these organizations are doing. We look forward to continuing to grow our donations each year.”
Gift bags will be available for purchase in Pharmaca stores beginning November 3.