Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange

Despite our 2020 event being canceled due to the pandemic, we still wanted to do something for Rhode Islanders in need this year, so from now until March 15, we are running a SOCK DRIVE.

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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.