2011 Coat Drive Locations

 

Louisville:

The Green Building 732 East Market Street

Contact: Ted Loebenberg, 401.952.6566 info@freecoatexchange.org

 

Westport Baptist Church 9705 Westport Rd.

Contact: Kellie Johnston 502.425.2350 ext 117 kellie@mywrbc.org

 

Schmitt’s Florist parking lot 5050 Poplar Level Road                      

Contact: Russ Schmitt 502.969.8579 russ@schmittsflorist.com

First Unitarian Church 809 S. Fourth St.

Contact: Kathy Gapsis 812.923.7696 kgapsis@mac.com

 

Save-A-Lot Food Store 4148 Taylor Boulevard

Contact: Craig Oeswein 502.533.9483 taylorsavealot@hotmail.com

 

St. Paul AME Church 1518 South 28th Street

Contact: Rev. Nachia Woods 502.436.7301 n0wood03@cardmail.louisville.edu

 

Evolve Consignments parking lot 2416 Frankfort Ave #2 

Contact: Gerry Mattingly 502.690.6655 gerry@evolveconsignments.com


Radcliff: 

Contact: Jeff Peden, 502.817.4706 jpeden@onegreatgame.com

Buy Nothing Day Grows to Seven Locations in Louisville and Radcliff - November 25th, 2011

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

 

PRESS INQUIRIES, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Louisville: Ted Loebenberg at 401-952-6566 or info@freecoatexchange.org

Radcliff: Jeff Peden jpeden@onegreatgame.com


Our second annual Buy Nothing Day Coat Drive will be held Friday, November 25th, 2011, from 10a-2p. This event has spread from two locations in 2010 to eight locations in 2011, due to the overwhelming success of last year’s drives.

 

Traditionally one of the biggest retail spending days of the year, we will encourage a different kind of exchange on Black Friday.

 

The event is coordinated in Louisville by Ted Loebenberg of Brokers Unlimited Inc Professional Auctioneers.  Ted coordinated several years of successful coat drives in his native Rhode Island, and is now excited to continue the initiative in Kentucky.  In Radcliff, the effort is coordinated by Rotary Club 3747.

 

Anyone wishing to donate a winter coat, or many winter coats, as often churches and community groups collect coats to bring to the event en masse, is encouraged to bring it to any of the listed locations, on November 25th, 2011 at 9a.  

 

Anyone who needs a winter coat, or winter coats for their family, is most welcome to come to the event between 10 AM and 2 PM on the 25th and take what coats they need.  

Buy Nothing Day is a concept first started by AdBusters to encourage conscious thought and resistance to consumerism on Black Friday.  We hope to take that idea and cultivate community and caring.


The idea is an exchange amongst community: those who can, donate a coat, those who need, take a coat.  Anyone wishing to volunteer is most welcome.

 

Sponsors include:  The Green Building and Gill Holland, Brokers Unlimited Inc and Ted Loebenberg, Dr. Mary Gordinier, the Westport Baptist Church, Schmitt’s Florist, First Unitarian Church, Sav-a-Lot Food Store, Rotaract Club of  Greater Louisville, Prospect Goshen Rotary Club, Louisville Police Department. St. Paul AME Church, and Evolve Consignments.

 

To keep up with the latest developments, please watch this blog.

 

Locations:

 

Louisville:

The Green Building 732 East Market Street

Contact: Ted Loebenberg, 401.952.6566 info@freecoatexchange.org

 

Westport Baptist Church 9705 Westport Rd.

Contact: Kellie Johnston 502.425.2350 ext 117 kellie@mywrbc.org

 

Schmitt’s Florist parking lot 5050 Poplar Level Road                      

Contact: Russ Schmitt 502.969.8579 russ@schmittsflorist.com

First Unitarian Church 809 S. Fourth St.

Contact: Kathy Gapsis 812.923.7696 kgapsis@mac.com

 

Save-A-Lot Food Store 4148 Taylor Boulevard

Contact: Craig Oeswein 502.533.9483 taylorsavealot@hotmail.com

 

St. Paul AME Church 1518 South 28th Street

Contact: Rev. Nachia Woods 502.436.7301 n0wood03@cardmail.louisville.edu

 

Evolve Consignments parking lot 2416 Frankfort Ave #2 

Contact: Gerry Mattingly 502.690.6655 gerry@evolveconsignments.com

Radcliff: 

 

Contact: Jeff Peden, 502.817.4706 jpeden@onegreatgame.com

Louisville Coat Exchange Expanding!

The Westport Baptist Church, at 9705 Westport Road, will be hosting a second Louisville location for our coat exchange!

We’re so pleased to be able to further our impact in the community with multiple locations.

We would love to add more locations to our roster; if you would like to host a coat exchange, please contact Ted Loebenberg at brokersun@aol.com.


Thanks to All!

Our first coat drive in Louisville and Radcliff was an amazing success, with over 800 coats collected and given away to the less fortunate.  Groups began lining up at 8:30am for the 10am start.  We are looking forward to next year!

Here is a great article by Chris Quay of the Courier-Journal, who spent some time with us on Friday:

'Buy Nothing' coat exchange celebrates the spirit of giving

The black and white sign advertising the “Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange” in the parking lot of the Green building on Market Street Friday morning looked innocuous — but what was
happening behind it was magic.

The premise of the first-time event was simple: Anyone who wanted to donate a coat could drop one off and anyone who needed a coat could pick one off one of the racks in the parking lot, and if it fit, go on their way — at no cost and with no strings attached.

Ted Loebenberg, the organizer, called the coat exchange, which had a successful debut on Black Friday, the “antithesis” to the commercialization of the holiday season.

While droves of shoppers crowded department stores, the charitable event focused on giving
and receiving, with no cash changing hands.
“We didn’t need any money,” Loebenberg said.

The event was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by early on, about 300 coats had been
exchanged. The event was also held in Radcliff at the Colvin Community Center, Loebenberg
said.

“We had high hopes,” said Stephanie Brothers the event planner and marketing director for the
Green Building, which is at 732 E. Market St. She said Loebenberg contacted them about hosting the event and they were more than willing.

Loebenberg, of Brokers Unlimited Inc. Professional Auctioneers, has lived in Louisville
for about three years, but said he worked with a similar effort in his native Rhode Island for more than a decade before coming to Kentucky.

Loebenberg said the event motivates people to help others, which is important all year, not just
during the holidays. He said he had no expectations about the number coats that would
be donated and handed out.

“If I gave out one coat it would have been successful,” he said.

Reporter Chris Quay can be reached at (502) 582-4241.

Ted Loebenberg on Wave3 explaining the essence of the Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange.

Dia de Intercambio de Abrigo Compre Nada Louisville, KY and Radcliff, KY Viernes, 26 de Noviembre, 2010

Dia de Compre Nada es un concepto iniciado por AdBusters con el objetivo de promulgar resistencia al consumerismo del dia de Black Friday, tradicionalmente uno de los dias del a&o en los que hay mas gasto de comercio.

En el dia de Black Friday, promulgamos un tipo distinto de intercambio, que cultiva la comunidad y un sentimiento de cercania. Los que puedan donar un abrigo; los que lo necesiten estan invitados a tomar uno. Invitamos a cualquiera que necesite un abrigo, para ellos o para su familia, y tambien estan invitados a ser voluntarios durante el evento.

El Intercambio de Abrigos occurira en el 26 de Noviembre, 2010 en:

Louisville:  The Green Building, 732 East Market Street

10:00am-2:00pm

Contacto: Ted Loebenberg, 401.952.6566

brokerssupplies@aol.com

Radcliff:  Colvin Community Center, 230 Freedom Way

10:00am-1:00pm

Contacto: Jeff Peden, 502.817.4706

jpeden@onegreatgame.com

Visite nuestro blog y a&ada su nombre:

http://louisvillebuynothingday.tumblr.com 

 

El evento sera conducido y coordinado por The Green Building, Ted Loebenberg (quien ha hecho realidad eventos similares en su estado de origen, Rhode Island, y esta entusiasmado en poder traer la iniciativa a Louisville), y el Radcliff Rotary Club.

Join us May 27th!

Buy Nothing Day Press Conference and Informational Meeting - May 27th, 2010 

11am

The Green Building

732 East Market Street, Louisville, 40202

PRESS INQUIRIES, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Ted Loebenberg at 401-952-6566 or brokerssupplies@aol.com

We will hold a press conference and informational meeting regarding Louisvilles first Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange.


The first annual Buy Nothing Day Coat Drive will be held Friday, November 26th, 2010, from 10a-2p.  Please note, no coats should be brought to the press conference / informational meeting on May 27th. 

 

Traditionally one of the biggest retail spending days of the year, we will encourage a different kind of exchange on Black Friday.

 

The event will be hosted and coordinated by The Green Building and Ted Loebenberg, of Brokers Unlimited Inc Professional Auctioneers.  Ted coordinated several years of successful coat drives in his native Rhode Island, and is now excited to bring the initiative to Louisville.

 

Anyone wishing to donate a winter coat, or many winter coats, as often churches and community groups collect coats to bring to the event en masse, is encouraged to bring it to The Green Building, 732 East Market Street, on November 26th, 2010 at 9a.  

 

Anyone who needs a winter coat, or winter coats for their family, is most welcome to come to the event between 10 AM and 2 PM on the 26th and take what coats they need.  

Buy Nothing Day is a concept first started by AdBusters to encourage conscious thought and resistance to  consumerism on Black Friday.  We hope to take that idea and cultivate community and caring.


The idea is an exchange amongst community: those who can, donate a coat, those who need, take a coat.
 Anyone wishing to volunteer is most welcome at The Green Building on November 26th.  For more information contact Ted Loebenberg at 401-952-6566 or brokerssupplies@aol.com.

Sponsors include:  The Green Building and Gill Holland, Brokers Unlimited Inc and Ted Loebenberg, Dr. Mary Gordinier, and Stephen Kertis and Kertis Creative.

Some Words From Organizers in Rhode Island

Some words from the effort in Rhode Island, by co-organizer Greg Gerritt:

" This is our 10th Annual Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange. This year we have over 60 co-sponsors - from community organizations, places of worship, civic, environmental and peace groups. As a positive, community-affirming event on this day, we are asking people to reflect on the effects of consumerism to our communities and our planet. At the same time, we are asking people to donate a winter coat they no longer need to the Coat Exchange so that it can be given to someone who needs one.

It’s not whether or not you go out for some groceries or some Christmas presents. We want people and governments to truly focus on taking care of each other and the earth, but life goes on. We do not expect to have an economic impact this year or any time soon, but we want people to think about whether the frenzy of consumption actually helps people live better lives or take better care of their communities.

The developed countries, with 20% of the world’s population are consuming over 80% of the earth’s natural resources. Countries have always been willing to go to war for valuable resources, and the 21st century is no exception, which is why the developed countries are able to access 80% of the world’s resources while a billion people go hungry every day and natural disasters turn into cultural disasters. The effects of over-
consumption are widely apparent: global warming, deforestation, poverty, crime, despair, soil erosion, polluted water, sprawl and war.

The Holidays are more than simply consuming more and more goods and feeling we have to buy expensive presents. People want to have an enjoyable, satisfying, secure, comfortable life How many of us can honestly say we look forward to the holiday  pressures awaiting us at each year’s end. By mutual consent we trap ourselves in  materialistic interpretations of holidays that are sacred.

It makes little sense to increase consumption, destroy the planet, or go to war when all it is upholding is an economy based on keeping wages as low as possible and inequality as high as possible. Surely there has to be a better way. Buy Nothing Day is about that. So if it pleases you, buy nothing for one day. As a substitute give something away to someone else who needs it more than you do. Clean out your closet and join the celebration of life on Earth. We believe you will feel better. Then please continue to think about what you buy, why you buy it, and the effects of its production on the world and the people who live here, throughout your life. “

Buy Nothing Day Comes to Louisville - November 26th, 2010

If you have a coat to give, please drop it off.

If you need a coat, please pick it up.

PRESS INQUIRIES, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Ted Loebenberg at 401-952-6566 or brokerssupplies@aol.com


Our first annual Buy Nothing Day Coat Drive will be held Friday, November 26th, 2010, from 10a-2p.

Traditionally one of the biggest retail spending days of the year, we will encourage a different kind of exchange on Black Friday.

The event will be hosted and coordinated by The Green Building and Ted Loebenberg, of Brokers Unlimited Inc Professional Auctioneers.  Ted coordinated several years of successful coat drives in his native Rhode Island, and is now excited to bring the initiative to Louisville.

Anyone wishing to donate a winter coat, or many winter coats, as often churches and community groups collect coats to bring to the event en masse, is encouraged to bring it to The Green Building, 732 East Market Street, on November 26th, 2010 at 9a.

Anyone who needs a winter coat, or winter coats for their family, is most welcome to come to the event between 10 AM and 2 PM on the 26th and take what coats they need.

Buy Nothing Day is a concept first started by AdBusters to encourage conscious thought and resistance to consumerism on Black Friday.  We hope to take that idea and cultivate community and caring.

The idea is an exchange amongst community: those who can, donate a coat, those who need, take a coat.  Anyone wishing to volunteer is most welcome at The Green Building on November 26th.  For more information contact Ted Loebenberg at 401-952-6566 or brokerssupplies@aol.com.

Sponsors include:  The Green Building and Gill Holland, Brokers Unlimited Inc and Ted Loebenberg.

To keep up with the latest developments, please check this space regularly!