January 13, 2014

Kerstin Block
President and Founder, Buffalo Exchange

Event title:                         Coats for Cubs!

Dates:                                   January 13, 2014 through April 22, 2014

Hours:                                  During store hours; visit for details

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Event Description

Give your furs back to the animals! Buffalo Exchange will be accepting fur apparel donations (including trims, accessories and coats) to benefit the Coats for Cubs drive, Monday, January 13 through Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22. The used furs will be donated to rehabilitation organizations across the country to use for the purpose of providing bedding and comfort to orphaned and injured wildlife. Since 2006, Buffalo Exchange has collected a total of 8,524 used furs through the Coats for Cubs program. Additional information available online at

High-res digital images available for download here:

About Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange is a new and recycled clothing retailer, independently owned, family-operated, and privately held in Tucson, Arizona where Owner and President, Kerstin Block, opened her first store in 1974 and reinvented the way resale was perceived by creating a fashion-focused niche in the industry. Buffalo Exchange now has 49 stores in 17 states. The company offers a cost-efficient shopping experience where customers can buy, sell or trade gently used clothing, celebrating the trends and creative culture of the community.

The company prides itself as an advocate of the environment and raises funds for local charities through its Tokens for Bags® program, which offers every customer one “token” valued at 5 cents (the cost to produce a bag). In November 2012, the company became “bagless” and discontinued the use of all plastic bags, encouraging customers to rethink the use of disposable products. Buffalo Exchange pioneered the 5 cent donation and has raised nearly $525,000 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations since 1994 and saved an estimated 10.4 million bags from landfills.

More information about Buffalo Exchange is available at or any one of their social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.


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