The fall/winter 2015 runway shows may be over but our wardrobes are still getting ready for warm weather. Now is the prime time for spring cleaning, and we’re here to help you declutter and fill your closet with only things you love. On March 24th, bring us all of your gently-loved (or never worn) clothes, accessories, shoes, and bags and trade them in for tickets (up to 15 items) that you can swap for new goodies. We’ll be in the Junior Common Room at University College starting at 12 to receive any pieces you want to drop with us. The swap takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on that day.
Even if you’ve already gotten a head start on sifting through your closet and don’t have anything to donate, $5 will buy you admission to the swap and 3 tickets to exchange for that weird polo shirt from the 70’s you’ve always wanted, a transparent raincoat à la Blade Runner, and the denim skirt that’ll match everything else you already own. Or whatever other styles your heart desires. Admission for those donating items is $3.
Any goods leftover at the end of the swap will be donated to Pegasus Community Project. A Toronto-based day program for adults with developmental disabilities, Pegasus allows them to explore volunteer and employment interests and continue to grow and become self-reliant after they leave school. The program runs a thrift store, located on Kingston Road, which funds many of the project’s ventures and creates volunteer opportunities for participants in the program.
Note that this event is open to everyone, U of T students and the public. Friends are welcome to come and join in the fun.
Chances are you don’t have the storage space to contain Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection. Leave room for pieces that inspire you and bring the rest to the swap!