Saturday, October 20, 2012


At my school we are very lucky to have a super duper supportive PTA and school community. Every Fall and Spring, our school becomes a "flea market/garage sale" for one weekend. SWAP SHOP is our school's fund-raising event. As a result of Swap Shop, we hardly ever have to do fund-raising events.

Swap Shop is in it's 51st year and helps bring the school and community together. Anyone can buy seller's tags and sell items at swap shop. Most of the items are children's toys, clothes, strollers, high-chairs, etc. There's also a small housewares area as well as small furniture items. Sellers receive 70% of the sale and our school receives 30% of the sale.

The most amazing part of Swap Shop is that it is completely run by VOLUNTEERS! If you volunteer, you get to shop the pre-sale. . . basically you get the "good stuff" before the doors open to the public. People from all over the local area come and volunteer! Some of the volunteers don't have any children at our school and just come as part of our school community!

Check out the photos of Swap Shop below!

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