2 ways for “swapping” to be part of your holiday shopping

That photo is courtesy of Abby Suplizio, a West Seattle leader of CoolMom.org, whose members and volunteers have sorted donations and are ready for the first CoolMom Holiday Toy Swap ‘n’ Sale – 9 am-1 pm this Saturday at the Camp Long Lodge. Beneficiaries also include WestSide Baby and West Seattle Food Bank, which will get the proceeds from paper turkeys (cut out from used cereal boxes! CoolMom notes) sold for $2 to $20. According to a CoolMom reminder: “We have gotten some great items – bikes, trikes, and push toys; puzzles & games; barbies; baby gear, music, art, and other developmental activities; lots of brand names and much much more.” (Note that the “swap” aspect of it happened in advance – those who donated to the sale, as mentioned in this WSB preview, got a $5 sale credit for each bag of toys donated.)

SECOND SWAP: Sustainable West Seattle has just announced that on December 8th, everyone’s welcome to its first “Money Free Shopping Spree” gathering – a potluck and a gift swap. The SWS announcement says, “Items to be swapped are handmade crafts (candle, soap, ornament, handmade paper, art, cards…) or food (jam, preserves, chutney, beer, cookies…) or services (bike tune, garden consultation, weeding, dinner for two, babysitting, cooking lesson, home energy consultation …” This event also is at the Camp Long Lodge, 6-9 pm 12/8.

2 Replies to "2 ways for "swapping" to be part of your holiday shopping"

  • laurae November 14, 2008 (8:10 pm)

    CoolMom volunteers just finished loading up vehicles and readying for the big kid’s toy sale tomorrow (9am-1pm @ Camp Long). Thanks to a plethora of great West Seattle resident donations, we really have some amazing toys! Everything is in better-than-good to like new condition at fabulous prices.

  • WSB November 14, 2008 (8:28 pm)

    We’ll be issuing a reminder in the morning and also dropping by in the early going to grab a photo for “happening now” coverage which we love to do for major events :) – good luck!

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