The 16th Annual Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange will take place at 9 locations in Rhode Island on Friday November 23. Winter Coats will be given away starting at 9 or 10 AM at locations in Bristol, Cranston, East Providence, Newport, North Kingstown, Pawtucket, Providence, Wakefield, and Warwick.
In the age of Wall St crashing the economy and climate change, we have raised overconsumption to an art form that is tearing apart the ecosystems of the planet and our communities. To remind us of the madness many years ago people started celebrating Buy Nothing Day to protest basing our society on consumerism. This year for the 16th year people in Rhode island will gather to collect winter coats from those who no longer need them, and distribute them to Rhode Islanders who can use them. Over the years we have grown to 9 sites and hundreds of volunteers (thanks to the YMCA for adding a number of sites to the network this year) that collect and give away winter coats instead of heading to the malls, We are sending a message of rethinking consumerism while actively providing a resource for our communities.
Anyone who can donate a coat is asked to donate a coat. Anyone who needs a coat is invited to come get a coat. Vist prosperityforri.com/2012-bnd-sites/ for the sites near you. Or contact Greg Gerritt at 401-331-0529 or firstname.lastname@example.org