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15th Annual Buy Nothing Day
Winter Coat Exchange

Friday, November 25th, 2011  10:00am - 2:00pm

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If you have a coat to give, please drop it off.
If you need a coat, please pick one up.

State House lawn (directly across from Providence Place Mall)
  • Greg Gerritt  331-0529, gerritt@mindspring.com
  • Phil Edmonds  461-3683, philwhistle@gmail.com

  * Rain/Snow site: Cathedral of Saint John, 271 N Main Street, Providence, RI

Volunteers are needed to help with this life-affirming event.

Other Coat Exchange Sites:

Barrington: Bayside Family YMCA, 70 West Street  10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Connie Ganley  (508) 837-0467, mcganley@comcast.net

Pawtucket: Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, 175 Main Street  10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Arthur Pitt  724-8915, kingarthur02940@yahoo.com

Newport: St Paul's United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough Street  10:00am - NOON
  • Maggie Bulmer  849-3537

Wakefield: St. Francis Church, 114 High Street  10:00am - NOON
  • Tom Abbott  364-0778

Warwick: Kent County YMCA, 900 Centerville Road  10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Tricia Driscoll  828-0130 x207, pdriscoll@gpymca.org


Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange
Greg Gerritt and Phil Edmonds at Buy Nothing Day Photo of volunteers working at 2006 event
Greg Gerritt and Phil Edmonds, Co-Directors of Providence's Buy Nothing Day
Winter Coat Exchange
Exchanging Winter Coats in the Crowd at Providence, RI in 2006

15th Evento Anual Día de No Comprar Nada
Intercambio de Abrigos de Invierno

Viernes, Noviembre 25, 2011  10:00am - 2:00pm

Si usted tiene un abrigo que no usa, por favor tráigalo.
Si usted necesita un abrigo, por favor recójalo.

Área verde de la Casa Estatal (directamente enfrente del centro comercial Providence Place)
  • Greg Gerritt  331-0529, gerritt@mindspring.com
  • Phil Edmonds  461-3683, philwhistle@gmail.com

Ubicación en caso de Nieve/lluvia: St Johns Cathedral, 271 N Main Street, Providence

Se necesitan voluntarios para ayudar con este evento que afirma la vida.

Otros Sitios de Intercambio de Abrigos:

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Barrington: Bayside Family YMCA, 70 West Street  10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Connie Ganley mcganley@comcast.net

Pawtucket: Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street  10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Arthur Pitt  724-8915, kingarthur02940@yahoo.com

Newport: St Paul's United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough Street 10:00 - NOON
  • Maggie Bulmer  849-3537

Wakefield: St. Francis Church, 114 High Street 10:00am - NOON
  • Tom Abbott  364-0778

Warwick: Kent County YMCA, 900 Centerville Road  10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Tricia Driscoll  828-0130 x207, pdriscoll@gpymca.org


El 25 de noviembre, el día más atareado en el calendario Americano de ventas y el inicio internacional no-oficial de las compras de Navidad, miles de activistas y ciudadanos concientes, en 65 países, se desintoxicarán del consume durante 24 horas, como parte del Día de no Comprar Nada, un fenómeno global que se originó en Vancouver, Canadá.

Las razones para participar en el Día de no Comprar Nada son tan variadas como las personas que eligen participar. Algunas lo ven como un escape de los trucos mentales de mercadeo y de la histeria de consumismo que caracteriza la época y nuestra cultura en general. Otros utilizan la oportunidad para exponer las consecuencias ambientales y éticas del exceso en consumo.

En Providence, como parte del Día Internacional de no Comprar Nada, llevamos a cabo un intercambio de abrigos en el área verde de la Casa Estatal, directamente enfrente del centro comercial Providence Place. En Pawtucket, la transferencia de las capas se lleva a cabo en el Centro de Visitantes de Blackstone Valley. Los eventos también se mantiene a 4 otros lugares en Rhode Island. Contamos con más de 60 co-patrocinadores del evento — organizaciones comunitarias, iglesias, grupos ambientales y promotores de la paz, así como voluntarios que ayudan en la actividad.

DÍA DE NO COMPRAR NADA
INTERCAMBIO DE ABRIGOS DE INVIERNO
Greg Gerritt and Phil Edmonds at Buy Nothing Day Photo of volunteers working at 2006 event
Greg Gerritt y Phil Edmonds, Co-Directores de la Evento Anual Día De No Comprar Nada Intercambio De Abrigos De Invierno Cambio de las capas del invierno en la muche dumbre en el Providence, RI 2006

On November 25th, the busiest day in the American retail calendar and the unofficial start of the international Christmas shopping season, thousands of activists and concerned citizens in 65 countries will take a 24-hour consumer detox as part of Buy Nothing Day, a global cultural phenomenon that originated in Vancouver, Canada.

Reasons for participating in Buy Nothing Day are as varied as the people who choose to participate. Some see it as an escape from the marketing mind games and frantic consumer binge that has come to characterize the holiday season, and our culture in general. Others use it to expose the environmental and ethical consequences of over-consumption.

In Providence as part of International Buy Nothing Day, we hold a winter coat exchange on the lawn of the State House directly across from Providence Place mall. In Pawtucket, the transfer of coats takes place at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center. Events are also held at 4 other locations in Rhode Island. There are over 60 co-sponsors of this event — from community organizations, places of worship, civic, environmental and peace groups.