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September 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unload clothing that no longer inspires you, pick up a few items that make you look slick, leftovers donated to charity, keep stuff out of landfills and connect with your community while doing it all.
Clothing Swap, by BestEventsInVancouver.com
Sun, Sept 24 | 1-3 pm | The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac) | $10 Cash
“Great energy and great people. Wins all around: new wardrobes for everyone, meeting cool people in the community, and donating to a good cause!” ~ past participant
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
12:30 – 1pm | Clothing Contribution Drop Off & Cash Payment
1 – 3pm | Clothing Swap Event
Clothing swap events provide great opportunity to make space and clear out your wardrobe. Bring your quality, gently worn clothing, jewelry, and/or fashion accessories. All ages, eras, sizes, and types of clothing will be accepted. Items must be clean, in good condition and quality, and likely to be valued by others to share with your community.
Accepted items include:
* Women’s, men’s, and/or children’s clothing
* Craft Supplies
* Small Housewares (no furniture please)
Let’s make this swap super.
Components of a great swap:
We have a few simple guidelines to keep the event running smoothly:
☆ Basically, attendees are invited to bring at least ten items of good quality things to exchange your contributions for a selection of new to you items.
☆ Event admission must be paid prior to swapping. Volunteers and kids under 12 get into the event at no charge.
☆ When you arrive: Welcome, c’mon in! Advance drop off to have your clothing donations sorted will be offered between 12:30-1pm, then you are welcome to drop in anytime between 1-3pm to get your swap on. Arrive in good time for the best selection.
☆ The search is on, help yourself to what you like best. Ensure your find a good fit, or put back for someone else to enjoy. Note: There are washrooms for changing and full-length mirrors.
☆ Warning: With lots of frantic event day festivities, a hazard of participating in clothing swaps can be the accidental swapping of items that were not supposed to get swapped, especially jackets and coffee mugs. Please, please, please be mindful of items you DO NOT want swapped or re swapped. Please keep your personal belongings secure and towards the outer edges of the room, and away from the swap tables to hopefully prevent confusion along the way.
☆ Share resources and build community with us. Mingle with friends, and connect with other clothing swap participants, while checking out all the selection of items to be swapped.
☆ Afterwards you are welcome to bring your items home and enjoy!
☆ Clothing swaps contribute to sharing resources in an ethical, no cost, enviro-friendly way. All remaining items will be donated to benefit a local non-profit charity. Let’s work together to create yet another great community building event!
“I’ll be going through my clothes more regularly now and wearing them more often as I am downsizing the items I have and being more selective in what I bring home to wear.“ ~ past participant
“I heard the same thing come up – which was that folks were so happy to give their stuff to people they can see and who will enjoy it and know it will be loved. I couldn’t agree more – keep it in the family so to speak, the city family of people we can see and enjoy them enjoying our stuff! It lives on. Looking forward to the next one!” ~ past participant
The Venue: The Wise Hall is located at 1882 Adanac Street in Vancouver, BC between Commercial Drive and Victoria Drive, and near Venables Street. The venue is only a few blocks from funky Commercial Drive and a nearby Value Village. The Hall is accessible by transit and street parking is also available.
Questions/more Info: www.BestEventsInVancouver.