Bea Gaddy doesn’t have anything to do directly with our Community Coat Exchange. Bea Gaddy has everything to do with inspiring me to serve our community. As a younger woman growing up in Frederick County, Maryland – about 50 miles west of Baltimore, I would watch with intrigue each Thanksgiving as the local news would air the piece about … Continue reading Bea Gaddy and My Wish
This article appeared in City Weekly's 5 SpotCoat Exchange With Deanna TaylorBy Rachel PiperSix years ago, Deanna Taylor (pictured, center) organized Utah’s first annual Community Coat Exchange. The coat exchange takes place every year on the day after Thanksgiving (also referred to as Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day) at Library Plaza from 10 a.m. … Continue reading Community Coat Exchange
I am reposting this from the Community Coat Exchange site as our event draws closer (November 26).Bea Gaddy doesn’t have anything to do directly with our Community Coat Exchange. Bea Gaddy has everything to do with inspiring me to serve our community. As a younger woman growing up in Frederick County, Maryland – about 50 … Continue reading Bea Gaddy and My Wish
The Community Coat Exchange was a success! We gave close to 90% of what was donated. Here are videos and links to photos of the event: News Coverage by KSL TV - Fourth annual Community Coat Exchange helps Utahns stay warm November 27th SALT LAKE CITY -- As the weather gets colder, a lot of … Continue reading 4th Annual Community Coat Exchange
Today is Green Blog Action Day, a project of Green Change which was inspired by the global day of blog action on climate change. The topic: Local action. Check out all the Green Blogging going on over at Green Change to see what people around the country are writing about local action. My local action … Continue reading Local Action: Making Dreams Come True – You Can Do It
From KUTV Channel 2 Utah - I am quoted near the bottomUtahns Participate In Buy Nothing DayWhile millions of Americans where rushing from store to store hunting for rock bottom deals of Black Friday, a significantly smaller portion of the population was refusing to spend a single penny on that day. Sarah and Derek Staffanson … Continue reading Buy Nothing Day in Utah
Here is what makes Black Friday totally not worth it (aside from the obvious reasons):Wal-Mart death blamed on "utter chaos" NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a Wal-Mart employee was knocked to the ground and later pronounced dead after opening the store to anxious shoppers on Long Island, New York.Black Friday turns tragic for Wal-MartOne worker … Continue reading Black Friday: Is it REALLY worth it?
Today was a success. We gave away about 600 coats.
This will the 3rd year for the ever growing Annual Community Coat Exchange. The first year we gave away about 150 coats. Last year we gave away 300 coats. Based on the donations received to date (Thanksgiving Day), it looks like we are likely to exceed last year's total coat exchange give away. What a … Continue reading How to Start the Holiday Season: Annual Community Coat Exchange on Black Friday
Remember to Buy Nothing on Friday, November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving. Instead, do something for your community, your family, your world.