Please join us for the PSP Members-Only Kids Clothing, Gear, and Maternity Swap!
When: Saturday, October 5th
Time: 10:00AM - 12:30PM
Last entry at 12:10PM
Where: All Saints Church, 463A 7th Street, entrance on 7th Street (the Park Slope Senior Center)
Cost: $5.00/member - only payable at the door
Download/Print your membership card as it is REQUIRED to enter: Here’s how: http://bit.ly/MembershipCard_DL
IF YOU NEED TO, RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE.
What to bring:
-- Please bring kid clothing/books/gear for ages newborn - 10 years. If you wouldn’t give it to your finicky sister-in-law, don’t bring it to the swap.
-- GEAR (carriers, bouncy seats, activity mats
-- Maternity items (especially work clothes)
-- Anything not swapped will be donated.
YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DROP OFF EARLY!!!!
Know someone who is not a member and would like to come? Tell them to sign up and become a member to start enjoying events like these and more! http://bit.ly/JOINPSP
Here’s how to download your membership card: http://bit.ly/MembershipCard_DL
Please PRE-SORT clothes by size to make it easy for us to put things out:
---0 - 6 months***NEW
---6 - 12 months***NEW
---12 - 18 months
---18 - 24 months
---2 & 3 year olds
---4 & 5 year olds
---5 - 8 year olds
---8-10 year olds
***NEW Please presort MATERNITY clothes as well. We're going to have a more organized section for those clothes!
Can't come and want to donate? DROP OFF DONATIONS to us at one of two drop off points Monday– Friday (please no large items), 9am - 9pm
NORTH Slope Drop off:
190 Garfield Place (between 6th & 7th), apt 5E (please text Jeff at 917-685-8250 to double check availability)
SOUTH Slope Drop off
438 12th Street (between 7th and 8th) doorman there between 9am – 9pm.
NIGHT BEFORE DROP OFF-- You can also drop off from 6pm - 8pm on Friday Night. You can drop off, pay your $5, and skip the line if you prefer. 463A 7th Street, entrance on 7th Street (the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How does it work?
A. You’ll come in, drop off your items with volunteers who will put up your items , pay your $5, and then seek out the tables with sizes you need. Since the number of items decreases by year (kids can wear them longer, you just don't have as much as newborns), need to come in with the "less is more" mindset. If you bring 20 2T things it's unlikely you'll be able to find the equivalent for 3T things.
Q: Can I drop off and pay early?
A: We’ll give you a ticket so you can come in and skip the drop-off line. Early drop-off starts at 9:00AM.
Q: Any other ways to help?
A: Yes, please have your membership card (see above) and correct change when you come in. That will make it go much faster.
Please don’t hoard. In an effort to save enough for everyone, please take only the same amount you brought and choose for your own immediate family, not Cousin Venita in Wisconsin.
Q: How does it work?
A: Bring items (in GOOD condition) that you'd like to swap. Find other people's treasures which are organized by size (and color when possible). Try to take no more than what you brought, take what you need, and share the wealth. It’s always fun for everyone to find a “diamond in the rough” so if you find more than one of something great, leave it for the next person. New items arrive throughout the day, so get a stamp if you want to come back. (There's no "moderator" or "show and tell" aspect to the swap.)
Q: I'm Pregnant and have nothing to swap. Can I still come?
A: The most frequently remaining items are those for newborns so YES come without things as we always have 0 -12 month old things left over!
Reminder: Please wash all clothing and heat dry before wearing. Wash and heat dry anything you take HOME as well!
What do I bring?
1. If you wouldn’t give it to your finicky sister-in-law, don’t bring it to the swap.
2. Bring pregnancy and parenting books, maternity clothing and items, strollers, backpacks, and all other things that deal with raising kids)! No worries if you are swapping winter clothes and looking for summer, we get clothing from all seasons!
3. No toys please
4. Maternity items have no limit.
Note: the picking for boys clothing 4T and up is usually slim (they wear it longer and harder) so if you have that bring lots of it.
Q: What happens to the leftovers?
A: Anything not swapped will be donated. In the past we've donated to Little Essentials, the Family Justice Center, Room to Grow, and other organizations. If you know of an organization that might like to have the leftovers, let us know!
Q: How do I prove I'm a PSP Member?
A: Go to http://parkslopeparents.clubexpress.com, log in, click Profile, then download the jpg onto your phone or print the membership card.
Q: Can both my spouse/partner and I get in the door?
A: Yes-- PSP membership is a "family" membership