Thank you to everyone who donated their time, coats, and winter gear to this year’s Coat Exchange! Because of your generosity, hundreds of Rhode Islanders will be warm for the winter.
Please bring any leftover coat or winter gear donations to Mathewson Street Church in downtown Providence. Ask for Kevin!
Thank you for helping us spread the warmth!
Stay tuned for our Spare a Pair sock, underwear, and period product drive launching in early 2023!
The BND Coat Exchange began over 20 years ago when founder Greg Gerritt decided to channel his love of the environment into a charitable cause. Annually occurring on Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day invites you to give rather than spend, and to repurpose rather than toss. Each Friday after Thanksgiving, those in need of warmth meet at donation sites around the state to receive gently-used winter gear. Whether taking a coat or donating one, you’ll always be met with a smile.