By Jessica Pruitt, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Hey you! Yeah, you! Did you shop our Earth Day $1 Sale this past Saturday? Then go ahead and give yourself a huge high five! With your help, we raised $52,483 for The Humane Society of the United States in support of their efforts to encourage pet adoption. That’s more than we’ve ever raised before – and we couldn’t have done it without you! In the four months leading up to Earth Day, we also collected 1,390 furs through our Coats for Cubs Drive, which are shipping out to animal rehabilitators across the nation as we speak. If it wasn’t already obvious, we love animals.
A bit about our $1 Sale
This Earth Day, forty-seven Buffalo Exchange stores nationwide offered a selection of men’s and women’s clothing for $1 apiece. Thousands of shoppers responded, gathering early Saturday morning to score deals on designer, vintage and everyday staples. Why get out of bed before 10am on a Saturday –and skip brunch, to boot? Even the non-morning people among us know that $1 items go quick.
Over the past 20 years, Buffalo Exchange’s Earth Day $1 Sales have raised more than $600,000 for a variety of charities and environmental causes. Last year, all funds raised went to the Center of Biological Diversity to support their water conservation efforts.
Coats for Cubs
From January 1 until Earth Day every year, we invite customers to donate their unwanted furs in any condition to our Coats for Cubs Drive. We then ship these off to wildlife rehabilitators across the country, who use them to provide warmth and comfort to recovering animals. Since taking this initiative over from The Humane Society in 2006, we have collected over 13,500 furs for animals in need. This year, we collected over 200 more furs than the previous year, all thanks to you guys!
But it doesn’t stop there – we love animals all year round! At every one of our 47 stores, we support a local animal non-profit through our Tokens for Bags® program. Want to give back just by shopping? Visit your local Buffalo Exchange!