Buffalo Exchange Arts Award 2017 Nathanael Gregory Myers

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2017 Arts Award!

Every year, with the help of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Buffalo Exchange honors an emerging Southwest artist with an award of $10,000 to encourage creativity, innovation and excellence in the arts. This year, we’re proud to announce Nathanael Gregory Myers as the recipient of 2017 Arts Award! Myers is an inspirational visual artist, dancer and musician.

“We created the Arts Award because we believe art is essential to the well-being of the community,” says Buffalo Exchange Founder Kerstin Block. “We’re proud to support Nathanael, an up-and-coming multi-medium artist in Southern Arizona who is clearly committed to giving back.”


Buffalo Exchange Coats for Cubs 2018

Coats for Cubs: Give Your Furs Back to the Animals

Now announcing our 2018 Coats for Cubs drive! From January 2 to April 22, you can donate your real fur coats and trimmings at any Buffalo Exchange location. All collected furs will be sent to wildlife rehabilitators, where they are repurposed into bedding that nurtures recovering wild animals, providing more warmth and familiarity than options like towels and sheets. These furs help injured and orphaned wildlife by keeping baby animals warm and minimizing human contact during the recovery process.

“It really helps the animals to have something to snuggle into,” says Jody Raines of Illinois Valley Wildlife Rehab. “It appears to relax them and makes them easier to work with. Every baby heads right to the fur hiding place when I take them in.”

Since 2006, when Buffalo Exchange first became involved with Coats for Cubs, we have collected and distributed over 13,644 furs. Last year alone, we collected 1,390 furs to give back to the animals. Help us make it another record year! To learn more and see photos of some of the animals who have benefited from donated furs, visit CoatsforCubs.com.


Tokens for Bags® – Pink Door

By Tricia G., Buffalo Exchange Tucson

A new year means looking forward to the year to come and new beginnings. For our stores, it also means a whole new collection of empowering nonprofit organizations to support through our Tokens for Bags® program!

One particular charity that focuses on new beginnings is Pink Door in Houston. Pink Door’s mission is to help women begin a new life after fighting cancer through their “My Pink Wish” program. Support means different things for different women, and can range anywhere from building a therapeutic garden to financial assistance.

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