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Support Your Community When You Shop at Buffalo Exchange!

Cows and Goats at The Gentle Barn Supported by Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags

Looking for ways to support your community while sustainably updating your wardrobe for summer? Have no fear – Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags® is here! When you make a purchase at any of our locations, we skip the single-use plastic bag and hand you a 5-cent token instead. Drop your token into a box for one of four local non-profits in your area. We support a new round of non-profits every six months. Read on for some of the great organizations in our stores now through the end of June! Don’t see your city listed below? Find out about the non-profits sponsored by your local Buffalo at BuffaloExchange.com/Tokens-For-Bags-Charities.

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Arizona Wildlife Federation in Tempe

Help out your local Wildlife Federation next time you shop at Buffalo Exchange Tempe! The Arizona Wildlife Federation is a non-partisan, science-based non-profit protecting wildlife and their habitats through education, inspiration, advocacy and action.

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Shoal Creek Conservancy in Austin

Hey Austin! Heading to Buffalo soon? Support the Shoal Creek Conservancy by dropping a token in their box when you make a purchase. Shoal Creek Conservancy champions the Shoal Creek Watershed in Austin, TX. Through volunteer workdays, educational tours, water quality improvements and trail projects, they work with the community to make Shoal Creek healthier and more welcoming for all.

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Outdoor Outreach in San Diego

Support youth in your community at Buffalo Exchange San Diego (Pacific Beach). Since 1999, Outdoor Outreach has empowered youth through transformative outdoor experiences. More than simply removing barriers to outdoor access, their programs provide space for youth to overcome challenges, build positive relationships and find confidence in their power to make a difference in their lives and their communities.

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Woodhull Foundation in Brooklyn

Support freedom of sexual expression through the Woodhull Foundation when you shop at Buffalo Exchange Brooklyn! Freedom of sexual expression between consenting adults is a fundamental human right and that’s the work of Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Woodhull is a national organization working at the intersection of sexual and human rights. 

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Water.org in Kansas City

Make a difference in someone’s life by helping to provide access to water through Water.org next time you buy, sell and trade at Buffalo Exchange Kansas City! Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation through affordable financing. 

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Neighborhood House in Portland

Hey PDX! Help out low income individuals at the Neighborhood House when you make a purchase at Buffalo Exchange in Downtown Portland. The Neighborhood House is a leading Portland-non-profit social service provider, delivering innovative, life-changing programs for low-income people of all ages and backgrounds. Their programs strive to prepare children for success in school and life, help families move beyond poverty and support seniors who wish to continue living independently.

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House of Tulip in New Orleans

Support trans and gender non-conforming people through the House of Tulip at Buffalo Exchange New Orleans. House of Tulip is a Black, trans-led 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides permanent housing to trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people while also providing the safety, security and guidance they will need to pursue their education, become employed and eventually become homeowners.

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The Gentle Barn in LA

Make a difference in someone’s life by supporting the fuzzy friends at The Gentle Barn when you stop into Buffalo Exchange Melrose. The Gentle Barn is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 as a safe haven and place of recovery for severely abused animals. The Gentle Barn offers their unique philosophy of rehabilitating animals and connecting their stories of survival and healing to the personal experiences of inner city, at-risk and special needs children who have suffered physical, mental or emotional trauma.

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School on Wheels in Ventura

Help out students in your local area through School on Wheels next time you shop at Buffalo Exchange Ventura. School on Wheels provides free tutoring and mentoring to children from kindergarten through twelfth grade living in shelters, motels, vehicles, group foster homes and the streets of Southern California.

Since starting our Tokens for Bags® program in 1994, Buffalo Exchange has raised over $803,000 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations and kept over 16.06 million plastic bags out of the environment. Thanks for being a part of that and supporting your local community by shopping locally & sustainably! Stop into your local Buffalo to shop and support non-profits in your area or book an appointment to sell.