‘Buy Nothing Day’ Winter Coat Exchange
Date(s) - Sunday, November 18, 2018
First Unitarian Church of Providence
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day in the American retail calendar and also marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season around the world.
On November 23, thousands of activists and concerned citizens in 65 countries will take a 24-hour ‘consumer detox’ as part of the 21st Buy Nothing Day. In Providence, as part of the observance of Buy Nothing Day, a winter coat exchange will again be held on the lawn of the State House, directly across from the Providence Place Mall (rain location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 15 Hayes Street, Providence).
Drop off contributions until Sunday, November 18, at the church. Look for the coat collection boxes in the Atrium.
This effort is led by fourth/fifth-grade, small groups and their teachers.