A Better Way of Giving…

Better Bucks!




Those who receive Better Bucks can use up to

$10 in Better Bucks vouchers at the participating merchants 

Better Bucks for Flagstaff! Give without enabling.

In an attempt to discourage panhandling by individuals who use the cash they receive from donors to feed substance abuse problems while at the same time remaining compassionate to those with legitimate needs. 


Participating businesses have joined together with the Flagstaff Police Department and the Shadows Foundation to develop a system which allows donors to buy vouchers for non-alcoholic and non-tobacco related goods at participating businesses.

Vouchers allow donors to express their compassion free from concern their charity will be used by panhandlers to engage in self-destruction, and vouchers benefit participating retailers by providing increased business.

You can purchase your Better Bucks Online Here, or pick up your Better Bucks at the following locations:


Bashas’ Woodlands Village
2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd.

UPS Store in the Walmart Shopping Center
2700 S Woodlands Village Blvd #300

Flagstaff Visitor Center
1 Historic Route 66

Coconino Federal Credit Union – East
2520 N. Fourth Street

Flagstaff City - Coconino County

Public Library –

300 W. Aspen Avenue

East Flagstaff Community Library

3000 N Fourth Street, Suite 5

Better Bucks can only be redeemed for food and important living essentials.

When giving Better Bucks you know how your donation is being used.

For more information, please call the Shadows Foundation at (928) 235-6599.

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