A Local Clothing Swap
Everyone is welcome. Everything is free.
A group of local moms have put their heads together and decided to organize Trade Off, a local clothing swap where everyone is welcome and everything is free. Just drop off your clothes to one of our drop-off points before Thursday or drop them off at the church on Friday. Then come to the church building at 2555 Stoddard Rd in Meridian on Saturday, Feb 1st at 10 am, and look for some new-to-you clothes. Read on for more information.
2. Clothing should be in good shape. No holes, stains, used undergarments, or inappropriate words on shirts. Clothes for men, women, children, baby, and maternity in all sizes are appreciated. No toys or household items– just clothes, thanks.
3. Feel free to take more than you donated, but please take only what you think you need.
Once you've collected your clothes and other items deemed useful to someone else, bring them to the church the day before the swap on Friday, Jan 31st between 5-9 pm. Or take them to one of our volunteers before that date. A list of volunteers and their addresses will be announced soon. If you want to volunteer, please let Amanda Olsen know. Then come to the swap on Saturday and take whatever you think you will use.
**If you can't make to the swap but would like to donate your clothes anyway, BLESS YOU. We will gladly take them off your hands.
The swap will take place on Saturday, February 1st from 10am to 12pm in the multi-purpose room of the LDS Church on Stoddard Rd in South Meridian. (Very close to the interstate and Roaring Springs Waterpark). There will be tables full of men's, women's, maternity, teens, boys and girls, toddlers, and infant clothes to choose from. Please join us and tell your friends so they don't miss out on this chance to pick up some free clothing.
At noon the clothing swap will be advertised on Craigslist and other places online as a "Pay it Forward Free Sale" inviting the public to come and take anything they need for free (without being asked to donate). Any clothing left after that will be taken to the Deseret Industries. We have done this out of our home in the past and it is pure joy to see people come and take things they need. After we started posting "Free Sales" on Craigslist, we never went back to garage selling. It's way more fun to give than to sell. This is our 6th year holding an event like this and our second year holding it at a church building. We hope you will participate with us in paying it forward. You may just find a cute, new-to-you shirt in the process.
Types of Volunteers Needed
Building Set Up. Two helpers are needed to help gather and set up the tables in the multi-purpose room of the church. Please be there at 5 pm. This should take about 30 minutes. This is a great man's job for all you guys out there. Thank you for your service!
Sorters: Ten to 15 sorters are needed Jan 31st from 6:30-10pm (or anytime in-between if you can't stay the whole time) to help sort, organize sizes, and fold the clothes on the right tables. This job is really fun, and with a lot of us, it will go fast.
Clean up Crew: 6 people to help on Saturday at 1:00 to help bag up everything that hasn't been taken and take it to the D.I. truck.
All volunteers have the privilege of previewing the clothes that have been dropped off and taking what they need on Friday night as a thanks for their service. Be sure to email Amanda Olsen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to volunteer.
Saturday, Feb. 1st, 10am-12pm
2555 S Stoddard Rd
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What Happy Swappers Had to Say About Last Time
"Thanks for doing this! There was so much stuff! My girls were thrilled with their new clothes!" Tari F.
"Thank you so much for doing this! I can't wait for my husband to get home so he can see the stuff I got for him (the stuff I knew he would like) this was not only a blessing, but it was totally amazing! Next year- if this is around, I totally want to help and donate!" Gehvyn S.