Media Release

Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA) in partnership with the Fun Factory are hosting a

Children’s Clothing Swap on 4 November 2012

Babies and children go through clothes at an alarming rate! With the current economic and environmental concerns, people are always looking for more ways they can look after their wallet and carbon footprint.

CARMBA, in partnership with the Fun Factory, are hosting their 3rd Children’s Clothing Swap on 4 November 2012, from 9am to 12pm.

People can donate their unwanted children’s clothing at the Fun Factory between now and Friday 2 November 2012. They will be given a credit for their donation to exchange on Sunday 4 November 2012.

The last CARMBA children’s clothing swap had over 4000 items of clothing available for swap or purchase, and this year the pile is looking to be even bigger!

Due to sorting and quality checking requirements, clothes to swap cannot be accepted on the day.

If people do not have clothes to swap, clothing is available for purchase on the day for a small fee.

Clothing must be in very good condition (no tears or stains please), clean and ready to wear, all zips and buttons intact and working, and no offensive slogans or pictures. Underwear cannot be accepted. Please sort your children’s clothes into gender and size prior to dropping them off. All sizes are gratefully accepted.

The coordinator of the Family Support Program identified a need for the clothing swap in 2011. The Family Support Program (linking community volunteers with multiple birth families) was extended to include a bi-annual children’s clothing swap to reduce the financial pressure on families by allowing families to swap up to the next clothing size.

Participants do not need to be members of CARMBA.

All members of the public are welcome to come and join in the fun!

See CARMBA’s website for full details

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