Latha Swatsworth - Buy Nothing

Ready to get started? You’ll find Buy Nothing groups in nearly every Western New York community, as well as others around the country and across the globe. To find one, visit or simply search “Buy Nothing” along with your neighborhood or town on Facebook.

For frequent travelers, the Buy Nothing Travelers’ Network, also on Facebook, is a worldwide gift economy where members can connect with others in cities they’re visiting to borrow items while in town or gift things they can’t take home.

At press time, the following Buy Nothing groups were active in our region:


Amherst: four groups based on neighborhoodCampbell/Crosspoint, Eggertsville/Snyder, and two in Williamsville

Batavia: two groupsEast and West

Buffalo: five groupsBlack Rock, Elmwood Village, North Buffalo/North Park, South Buffalo, and West Side/Allentown

Cheektowaga, Depew, and West Seneca


East Aurora, Elma, Marilla, Wales, and Holland

Grand Island





Lockport, Pendleton, Sanborn, and Wheatfield

Niagara Falls/LaSalle

Orchard Park

Springville, Arcade, and Gowanda

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