The Parent Circle Swap & Sale

THE PARENT CIRCLE SEMI-ANNUAL SWAP & SALE
WHAT:             The TPC semi-annual Swap & Sale Event for gently-used children’s items
WHEN:            Saturday, October 15, 2016
                        10:00 am to 11:00 am – Members & Volunteers only
                        11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Open to All $2 Entrance fee for non-members
WHERE:           Northminster Presbyterian Church Basement 2515 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL

 
HOW IT WORKS:
Donate gently-used children’s or maternity items to one of the donation drop-off locations (see below) the week before the event and receive Swap Coupons for discounted shopping.
Donation is not necessary in order to shop or volunteer for the event.
You do not need to be a member of The Parent Circle to donate, volunteer or shop the event.

SPECIFIC RULES:
WHAT TO DONATE: Gently-used children’s clothes, shoes, accessories, toys, books, puzzles and other children’s items and maternity clothes.  No holes, stains, missing buttons, broken zippers, or broken or missing pieces.  All items must be in working order.  We will accept clothing of all sizes and for all seasons.  NO STUFFED ANIMALS (plush electronic toys are acceptable).
CLOTHING DONATIONS:
PLEASE SORT ITEMS BY GENDER & SIZE if possible. Multi-piece outfits should be pinned together; shoes should be tied together or otherwise attached as a pair. We cannot accept items that are torn, heavily stained, or otherwise unwearable. You will receive one Swap Coupon for each item you donate.
TOYS & GEAR DONATIONS (NON-CLOTHING): Multi-piece items should be boxed or bagged in such a way that the pieces will stay together. We cannot accept items that are broken, have missing pieces, or are otherwise unusable. You will receive one Swap Coupon for each non-clothing item that you donate.  
Large non-clothing items donated will receive 5 Swap Coupons. This includes, but is not limited to: Playpens, Strollers, Indoor/Outdoor Play Equipment, & Furniture, etc.


Each donator can receive up to 100 coupons total for any clothing, toy & gear and large item donations.


Donate bunches of children’s size hangers and receive 8 coupons for each bunch (in addition to your other coupons) – no cap.
DELIVER your items to one of the donation drop-off locations the week before the event or drop it off on-site Friday.
CASH –OR- SWAP COUPON PURCHASES ONLY.  ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Unsold items will be donated to local charities: At the end of the sale, families from local charities that serve children and families in need are invited to shop at NO cost.
The Parent Circle does not guarantee equivalent value swaps and cannot ensure that if you donate items you will find items you wish to purchase with your coupons or otherwise.  Items available for purchase will depend on participation.

 

OTHER WAYS TO EARN COUPONS or EARLY SHOP OPPORTUNITIES :

Volunteers will earn 4 Swap Coupons for every Full hour of volunteer time and an invitation to shop early. Can’t help for an hour? That’s OK! We cannot be a success without help from our volunteers, and anytime you give is greatly appreciated.
Steps: Signup at http://tiny.cc/swapvolunteer
Dropoff/Post flyers: Signup for at least two locations, then email TPCSwapandSale@gmail.com once your task is complete. (Flyers will be provided if in the Evanston area. A PDF can also be emailed)
Sort/price your own donations: Instead of using a drop-off location, bring your donations between 4-7pm on Friday, October 14th and sort/price them earn you 8 Swap Coupons.
Bring New Shoppers: Know someone that’s not shopped before? Bring him or her during the sale on Saturday, October 15 th and each receive 2 Coupons. (Each shopper must shop at the same time).
Snacks and Beverage Donations: We can’t run on air, sign-up to donate and receive 4 coupons.
Check-out: Excellent way to have a spouse shop, while you volunteer! 1 hour receives 12 coupons.
Clean-up/Breakdown: 1 hour receives 16 coupons. Bring a friend/Spouse and earn 2 additional coupons!

 

*** The Parent Circle is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization.  Your donation may be tax deductible. ***