PROVIDENCE, RI- In the capital city, free winter coats were up for grabs. In downtown Providence, many sorted through new and gently used racks of coats, including children.
15 different locations across the state held the annual 'Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange'.
We spoke to those who donated coats and those who say they were lucky to get one.
Rebecca Siemering donated her daughter's coats. She said, "For me this year I want to make sure that children are warm and safe and that's something that touches my heart more, now that I have a little girl."
Alicia Wilcox looked for coats for her two nieces. She said, "This is really a good deed. It really is a good deed and people should appreciate this because it's once a year thing and I feel that it will help a lot of people."
The 'Buy Nothing Day Winter Coat Exchange' urges community members to consume less and share more.