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Hey, there, Ladies! Just thought I'd remind you that May isn't that far away, and that the Lake Orion Clothes Swap is May 28th. So, as you are sorting through those closets and drawers, keep a bag or a box in the back of the closet or under the bed to put the stuff you want to swap in till swap day!


It's almost time for the Lake Orion Great Clothes Swap!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 Christ the Redeemer Catholic Community, on the North Side of Waldon Road, between Baldwin and Joslyn Roads, in Lake Orion. Open between 10am and 7pm.

"What's a clothes swap?" you might ask?

It's FREE. It's community in the best sense of the word. It's neighbors helping one another. We bring what we have, and take what we need.

At home, we sort and fold clean clothes (clothes we wouldn't mind putting on our family to go out in public) by size into boxes or bags. THEN, when we get to the swap, we sort the clothes by size onto marked tables. Next comes the fun part…

We go to the tables with the size clothes we are looking for…and take what we need. Free of charge. No strings attached. There are no minimums or maximums. Some families are looking to clean out the clothes they can no longer use, and they bring bags of clothes in--and sometimes just leave with one or two "special" things. Other families are really in need of clothes, and come with little or nothing, but leave with bags of clothes. Others bring what they took last season, for another family to take this time, and bring home another season's worth themselves to start the process again.

How can you participate? Look for clothes you might like to bring. Wash, fold, and sort them by size. Then call all of your friends and family and ask them to do the same…and come, singly or as a group, to the swap! Clothes swapping is even more fun when you can share your great finds with friends.

What sizes?: We take from preemie to size 16 in children's clothes, as well as adult clothes.

When is it?: The Spring Swap is Thursday, May 28th, from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm

Where is it?: Christ the Redeemer Catholic Community. The address is 2700 Waldon Road, Lake Orion, 48360. We're on theNorth side of Waldon, East of Baldwin Road. Come in the main doors and there will be signs to lead you from there.

Any more questions? PM courtenay_e
 

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*grin* won't claim it as mine, but it does work really well. This particular swap typically has around 300 families who participate, so there are TONS of clothes to go around. I expect, as we are the worst economy in the union, to see more families this spring than ever.
 

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Jennifer...it doesn't really have a "better time" clock-wise, anyway. It completely depends on when somebody gets there with the size and gender stuff you're looking for. It pretty much turns over alllll day, so my best recommendation would be to come early and stay late, and you're most likely to get the good stuff. Otherwise, just come when you can and stay as long as you (and your kids) can tolerate.
This is one of the reasons I love running it, actually. I don't feel so bad "hanging around" and waiting for the sizes I'm looking for if I'm folding clothes and unloading bags.
 

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Thanks for the bump!
I'll try to keep bumping it as the weeks go on, but help is appreciated.
 

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Come on OUT! Bring your friends!!
 

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AWESOME! See you there, Emily.
 

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Bumping! Who is cleaning out their closets!?
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This is it, Ladies, the last weekend available to clean out closets, basements, and attics before Swap Day!
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Yay!


Sandy, doesn't it get crazy? I think I'm done and then I do another load of laundry that has six more things in it that they've outgrown, and then I start another bag, so I do another load of laundry, and-- aaahhh!
Can't belive it's tomorrow already!
 

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Oh, my word! There are already so many clothes set out.
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It's gonna be a great swap! I cannot thank everybody who helped do early setup enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
 

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Thanks everybody for coming! It was a GREAT swap!
 
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