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Jamaica Plain Autumn Clothing Swap

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Jamaica Plain Autumn Clothing Swap

Time: November 3, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: First Church, Unitarian Universalist
Street: 8 Elliot Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
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Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Sarah Martin Hawkins
Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2012

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Event Description

You’re Invited to the Jamaica Plain Autumn Clothing Swap

An afternoon of “Fun, Fashion and Philanthropy” … Recycle Your Gems & Renew Your Wardrobe… for women and men… all sizes and all seasons


Tickets: Available for purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets. $8 in advance $10 at the door (cash only)


How it Works.

Bring at least three new, like-new or gently worn and clean items to swap:  men's and women's clothing, shoes, hats, bags, belts, scarves, jewelry (sorry, no lingerie, swimwear, exercise gear or children's clothing).  All sizes and all seasons welcome! Please put jewelry into ziplock bags, and pin things together that come in pairs so they stay that way.

Remember:  bring something that you are proud to pass on. If you wouldn't lend it to a friend, don't bring it to the swap! Event organizers have the final say as to what's swappable and what's not.

Swapping is done on a one-for-one exchange. For each swappable item you bring, you'll get a ticket.  You can then go home with as many items as you brought!

Anything left over after the swap will be donated to Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries of Massachusetts, who is generously lending us the use of garment racks, hangers, and rolling bins.

Express Check-in.

To qualify for Express check-in, drop off your clothes in advance! Drop off is Friday 11/2 from 7pm to 8pm AND Saturday 11/3 from 9am to noon at First Church in Jamaica Plain at 8 Elliot Street (or by arrangement, email Sarah Hawkins at

Swapping from 1pm to 4pm.

Swapping begins at 1pm (and not a minute sooner!). If you don’t drop your clothes off in advance (before 11am on Saturday), you’ll be able to check in at 1pm. Bring your swappables to the check-in table for screening, pay your admission, and get your swap tickets!  If you’ve arranged for Express Check-in, you’ll just zip right through after you get your swap tickets and your name’s been checked off the list.

Items from local artists and area shops will be raffled off, and we’ll also have refreshments available for sale - so bring some cash to purchase those items.

Find us.

First Church Jamaica Plain is on the corner of Centre Street and Elliot Street near the monument.


Get Your Tickets.

Tickets are $8 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets; $10 at the door (cash only). Express Check-in if you drop your clothes off in advance on Friday 11/2 or Saturday 11/3 before noon. To make other arrangements, email Sarah Hawkins at

Ticket purchase includes one free non-alcoholic beverage. Proceeds benefit First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist. All leftover items will be donated to a Goodwill Industries of Massachusetts.

Want to Volunteer?

We need just a few more volunteers to make the event really rock.  Not only are you helping a great cause, you’ll also get FREE admission!  Volunteers are needed in 2-hour chunks on Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Just a few of the things we need help with:

  • Setting up/breaking down
  • Sorting clothes
  • Keeping the swapping area and dressing rooms neat
  • Checking in/Checking out

If you’re interested in volunteering please email Sarah Hawkins at  Thanks!  We look forward to seeing you – happy swapping!

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