Media Release - 28 March 2012
Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association (CARMBA)
Children’s Clothing Swap – 31 March 2012
Anyone with children will tell you they either grow out of or destroy their clothes at an alarming rate. In this day of economical and environmental concerns it is important to do what you can for the wallet and carbon footprint. CARMBA are running their second Children’s Clothing Swap where members of the public can swap their pre loved children’s clothing for ‘new-to-you’ clothes. Last year’s clothing swap saw over two thousand items of clothing dropped off for swap or purchase and this year the collection is looking even bigger!
Last year’s surplus baby clothing was donated as presents to hospitals in Canberra for parents of twins or more. This year we’re hoping to extend the donation of remaining clothing to increase the clothing available in the NICU and to support other great local organisations.
CARMBA’s Family Support Program (FSP) Coordinator, Alex Frawley, identified a need for the clothing swap when working with families in need of volunteers to help with their multiples and around the house. The volunteer aspect of the FSP has been beneficial to families (even though we are always looking for new volunteers from the community). Extending the program to reduce the financial pressure on families through a clothing swap has been a great bonus.
Due to sorting and quality check requirements, clothes to swap cannot be accepted on the day. Clothing must be provided to CARMBA no later than Thursday 29 March 2012. See our website for further details about venue, credits or purchases if you are unable to donate clothes http://www.carmba.org.au/childrens-clothing-swap.html