Monday, March 30, 2009

Save the Whales by Shopping April 25th

I just got this info in my inbox and it sounds like a good reason to shop!

Hours: All day; see for local store hours
Address: See for your nearest location (36 participating stores)
Cities: Nationwide, in 13 states
Cost of the event: Free

Event Description:
Save the whales while shopping for hip used clothing at a bargain! In celebration of Earth Day, all proceeds from Buffalo Exchange's Dollar Day Sale benefit The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization. All sale items offered for one dollar each at your local Buffalo Exchange on April 25 will go to the Save Whales-Not Whaling campaign of The HSUS and its international arm, Humane Society International. Earth Day benefits at Buffalo Exchange stores have raised nearly $249,000 for environmental causes since 1997.

"Save the Whales" isn't just a slogan. It's the goal of the Save Whales-Not Whaling campaign. It's hard to believe, but there are countries that still want to kill whales. There's simply no need. Not only does whaling pose devastating threats to whale populations, but it is extremely cruel. HSUS/HSI arms pro-whale countries with the legal and scientific arguments they need to be able to stop the slaughter in their waters, and faces opponents at the International Whaling Commission meetings, where the fate of whales is debated and decided. HSUS/HSI work to enforce the policies that protect whales, and reverse the cruel policies of some governments that would end that protection.

Buffalo Exchange is a sustainable company that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. Buffalo Exchange donates to local nonprofit agencies in the community through its Tokens for Bags(r) program, which has generated over $300,000 for hundreds of nonprofits since 1994, saving 6 million bags. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases, and Buffalo Exchange donates five cents to a charity of the customer's choice.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation's largest animal protection organization - backed by 10.5 million Americans, or one of every 30. Humane Society International (HSI) is the international arm of The HSUS. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty -- On the web at and

Buffalo Exchange is unique because clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded directly with store customers. Used clothes can be traded for any item in the store, including jewelry and brand new clothing. The ever-changing inventory includes designer wear, basics, vintage, jeans, leather and one-of-a-kind items. As of March 2009, the resale clothing store chain has 34 stores and 2 franchises in 13 states, with $56.3 million a year in sales. The resale clothing store chain celebrates 35 years of business in 2009.

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CONTACT: Amanda Balamenti / Marketing Assistant / Buffalo Exchange / 520-622-2711 /

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