Sunday, March 15, 2009

Clothing Swap IV: Fun, Frugal, Virtuous, and Green!

The 4th annual GJC Women's Clothing Swap will be Sunday, 3/29/09 at Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St, in Mt. Airy. We love this event - not only does a lot of terrific gently used clothing, shoes and accessories get reUSED (better than recycled, from an environmental stand point), but we also raise money for Darfur Alert, since there is a suggested donation of $20.

Here's the scoop: On Sunday, March 29, Germantown Jewish Centre will host the 4th Annual Women's Clothing Swap from 11-3 at the synagogue's refurbished, post-fire building at 400 West Ellet Street. This event has grown in popularity each year, and we hope 2009 will attract droves of frustrated Recessionista Shoppers, thrilled to be filling up bags of great finds costing next to nothing, while helping women less fortunate than ourselves.

You may donate your lightly worn clothing, accessories, shoes, and bags, though you don't need to donate anything at all. You can help yourself to as many items as you wish. The suggested charge is a $20 donation to Darfur Alert Coalition. Please come, bring your friends, your family, your mother, your sister, your daughter, your neighbor... It's a great opportunity to clean your closets as the season changes. And hey! If what you "buy" doesn't work out, just bring it back to Clothing Swap V next year!

All leftover clothing (generally a half a truck full, believe it or not) is donated to PlanetAid and we've raised at least $1,200 for Darfur relief each year. For questions, or to volunteer, contact Genie Ravital geniebud@gmail.com.

Women's clothing donations may be dropped off in advance beginning Sunday 22 March.

SEPTA: R8 or 23 Bus to Carpenter Lane

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