The Buy Nothing Day 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.

Today was a beautiful, if brisk day for the event. I was surprised to see founder Greg Gerritt there – he had been working for a time to hand the organizing of the event off to others – but he was just there to help set up and organize. This important, annual event is in good hands.

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