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February Acts of Kindness

We’re celebrating 50 years of sustainable style by giving back to the communities we’re apart of with 50 Acts of Kindness throughout 2024! To kick off February, Buffalo Exchange Chicago Andersonville ran a clothing donation drive. Then, On February 11th, Buffalo Exchange Chelsea hosted a fundraising shopping event for the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.  Buffalo Exchange Portland Hawthorne gave back by participating in a neighborhood clean up and, in Texas, Austinites came together to donate items to the SAFE Alliance at Buffalo Exchange Austin Guadalupe. Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa rounded out the month by supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. See below for more details about each of these acts and the incredible organizations we worked with.

Employee holding donation box in front on Cradles to Crayons building

Kindness Act #4: Donation Drive at BE Chicago Andersonville

One out of every two children in Chicago is at risk of experiencing clothing insecurity. Cradles to Crayons provides more than 50,000 disadvantaged children a year with the essential items they need to thrive. A huge thank you to those who donated winter clothing, coats, boots, hats, gloves, scarves and pajamas for Cradles to Crayons at Buffalo Exchange Andersonville from January 29th through February 3rd! If you want to continue your support, check out their current needs and find a local drive today.

Kindness Act #5: Shop for a Cause at BE New York Chelsea

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is a safe and affirming community center for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers to access lifesaving services and make meaningful connections. On February 11th from 6-8pm, Buffalo Exchange New York – Chelsea hosted a shopping event and donated 10% of the proceeds to The Center. The donation is being used to provide people the services they need to lead healthy, successful lives – like mental health services, economic advancement initiatives, recovery programs and youth services. Thank you to all of you who came out and shopped for a cause! Find out how you can donate or get involved at

Buffalo Exchange New York Chelsea wstore window with rainbow decorations
Buffalo Exchange employees posing for photo while picking up trash on Neighborhood Clean Up

Kindness Act #6: Neighborhood Clean Up at BE Portland Hawthorne

Last month, Buffalo Exchange Hawthorne joined the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association for a neighborhood clean up! The team had so much fun and definitely felt the support from the community. Oregon State Representative, Rob Nosse, even joined in to help pick up trash around the neighborhood! Interested in helping keep Hawthorne beautiful? The Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association does monthly cleanups on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-12pm starting from Dairy Hill Ice Cream on 1428 SE 36th Ave. Bring your own gloves, pickers and 5 gallon buckets!

Kindness Act #7: Donation Drive for The SAFE Alliance at BE Austin Guadalupe

The SAFE Alliance exists to stop abuse through prevention, advocacy and comprehensive services for individuals, families and communities that have been affected by abuse. In working to build a safe community for all, Buffalo Exchange Austin Guadalupe hosted a donation drive from February 19th to the 25th. The store collected baby wipes, diapers, body lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, makeup, underwear, bras, toilet paper, winter clothing & accessories, suitcases, pet supplies and more to support The SAFE Alliance in helping the community. Thank you to all the wonderful Austinites who dropped off donations!

Kindness Act #8: Supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County at BE Costa Mesa

Buffalo Exchange Costa Mesa supported Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County to help fight food insecurity. This amazing organization provides the community with dignified and consistent access to nutritious food — some of it grown and harvested at the 40+ acre Harvest Solutions Farm. In 2023, Second Harvest distributed over 36 million pounds of food and fed nearly 400,000 individuals a month at 362 partner distribution sites throughout the county. Find out how you can help by heading over to!


A huge thank you to all of those who have supported our efforts to give back to these incredible non-profits. We are excited to continue our Acts of Kindness throughout 2024!  For one of our upcoming acts we’ll be doubling our Tokens for Bags donations at all locations from March 11-17th. Be sure to stop by to spread the love just by shopping! Plus, stay tuned to find out how your local Buffalo is giving back.