The Frugal Fashionista Clothing Swap has been working hard and making changes to better serve the community!
I have been securing sponsorship from businesses and collecting donations for raffle prizes and for items to add to our swag bags!
We have had so many generous people come forth to help us make this the best swap in the DC area, hands down!
We are up to about 1,450 members in our group and have been holding near monthly clothing swaps to support local domestic violence shelters and to raise money for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). Our next two swaps are this Sunday at the Franconia Governmental Center in Alexandria, VA and on April 26th at the West Springfield High School in Springfield, VA.
We have been supporting domestic violence programs for 5 years and are in the process of adding military families to our swap beneficiaries!
I am in the middle of working out an additional monthly swap for the military community in the DMV area! Working hand in hand with “All Media Linked” to bring the swaps to the military families! All Media Linked hosts monthly “We Heart Vets” events where veterans can take advanage of free workshops for job seeking, computer training and certifications, mortgage and finance classes as well as customer service training and certification! They have asked me to join them and introduce the swap world to the military community! I am extremely excited to be working for both domestic violence AND the military as both are near and dear to my heart!
Visit All Media Linked at http://www.allmedialinked.com to learn more about what they do for the community!
We have been raising money for RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) by charging a $5.00 entrance fee to the swaps and by holding 50/50 raffles as well as raffling off great prizes that have been donated to our group! Entrance fee is $5.00 in advance (paid through Paypal) or $7 cash at the door on the day of the swaps. We also raise money for RAINN by selling vendor tables when we have events at the West Springfield High School! If you are interested in becoming a vendor at any of our events, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
We now have a DJ at our events! Come prepared to dance! Kat, from “the express DJ’s” has been donating her time and talents to all of our swaps and really bringing them to life! If you are looking to hire a DJ in the DMV area, check her out -she’s amazing!
If you are looking to swap out your old duds for new, have a great time and help raise money for our causes, visit our main website at http://www.frugalfashionistaclothingswap.org and join our group!
We can also be found on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/frugalfashionistaclothingswap
and on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/kimlou813/frugal-fashionista-clothing-swap/
I have been posting all of our donations to Pinterest and Facebook so if you’d like to see what we have so far, please go take a look and remember to support the small businesses that have donated to our group! Most of the businesses who are sponsoring us are from etsy.com. They are a wonderful community in their own right and we are so fortunate to be working with them all!