May 20, 2014

Media Contact:
Stephanie Lew, Marketing Director
Buffalo Exchange, (520) 622-2711

Buffalo Exchange’s annual Coats for Cubs fur drive
collects 1,044 furs to benefit injured and orphaned animals.

Over 1,000 furs and fur items were donated at Buffalo Exchange locations across the U.S. between January 13 and Earth Day, April 22, 2014. Donated furs have been shipped to animal rehabilitator facilities around the U.S. for use as bedding to help orphaned and injured animals. Rehabbers have reported that the animals benefit immensely from the use of fur items and have been heard having audible sighs of pleasure and relief as they snuggle into the fur. Photography available here: Details about the program are available online at and

Buffalo Exchange will begin accepting fur donations again in January of 2015. Donors who wish to donate their furs before next January are encouraged to contact the rehabilitation facilities on the Coats for Cubs website directly and coordinate shipping.

Buffalo Exchange is a sustainable, family operated, independently owned company that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. The company’s ever changing inventory includes designer wear, everyday basics, vintage, jeans, and one-of-a-kind items. Clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded with customers, highlighting the creativity, diversity and fashion trends unique to each community. Buffalo Exchange was founded in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona where Founder, Kerstin Block, changed the way resale was viewed by creating a fashion-focused niche in the industry. Buffalo Exchange has 48 locations in 17 states. More information about the company can be found on its website or any one of its social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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