Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange

We’re gearing up for our return!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first-ever Sock Drive! Thanks to your generous support, we collected and directly distributed hundreds of pairs of warm winter socks to our neighbors in need.

As we pivot back to planning our in-person Coat Drive this fall, please let us know if you’d like to get involved! Beginning on Labor Day, we’ll be actively seeking donations and collection sites for warm winter gear, including coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves for people of all ages and sizes.

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.

If you can donate a coat, please do so. If you can organize a coat collection, please do so. If you need a coat, please come take one off the racks. Free, no questions asked.