Community Coat Exchange

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

Bea Gaddy and My Wish

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

Buy Nothing Day in Utah

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

How to Start the Holiday Season: Annual Community Coat Exchange on Black Friday

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