If you are looking for a unique opportunity to get rid of clothes, toys and accessories – and to take advantage of another person’s undesired treasures – you will want to attend a peace.love.swap event! This innovative event allows you to swap unwanted items with others for one low price. Created by Meg Franz, the idea came about after Meg’s trip to a consignment shop and a local thrift store.
As usual, I had brought in the maximum amount of stuff, and they kept the usual two or three items. As they went through the bag, I shopped and found about $30 worth of stuff to buy … Perfect! My credit was around $10 or so – so I left $20 in the hole! So, I headed over to the Salvation Army to drop the rest of my stuff off. As I approached the back door to leave my stuff, I noticed there was no one working, but I decided to leave it anyway. I noticed this other pile of kid’s stuff, and thought… ‘hmm, it would be nice to be able to just go through and see what’s in there — I am getting rid of stuff – They are getting rid of stuff’ — I didn’t of course. But, that night I went home and decided to create a local swap in Grass Valley, CA, where I live. – Meg Franz (source)
The Peninsula peace.love.swap, is headed by Shawnna Clow. I was excited to receive an email from Shawnna detailing peace.love.swap and what it is about. I was happy to partner with PLS as a media partner, as I love the idea behind it. I am a mother of two who constantly has a pile of clothes, shoes, toys, etc that I need to get rid of. Not just of my children’s – but mine as well! I consider myself a savvy shopper and often frequent thrift stores as well as buy & sell on Craigslist and eBay. I think this is a great opportunity and I am excited to see it grow. Events are held in Hampton and Newport News as well as Williamsburg. Two events are coming up on May 7 at Beyond Bricks and May 17 at Real World Worship Center. To register to participate in a swap and for more information, visit http://plspeninsula.com/registration. Volunteer and vendor opportunities are available as well. To stay up-to-date with events and information concerning peace.love.swap on the Peninsula, became a fan of peace.love.swap Peninsula on Facebook. To read more about the concept, how it works and for more information, visit http://www.peaceloveswap.com. If you are not a resident of Hampton Roads and would like to find a swap near you, visit http://www.peaceloveswap.com/find-your-swap.