Whether you are cleaning up or moving out, Brock’s annual Swap ’n Drop event allows you to help others in the process.
This year’s clothing drive and exchange is the perfect way to kick start spring-cleaning while either sprucing up your wardrobe or helping your gently used items make it into the hands of someone in need.
Participants will also learn what to do with unwanted, large household items.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to drop off washed, gently used clothing to the Student Life and Involvement Commons in MCA 204 now until Tuesday, March 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Although advance donations are preferred, clothing will also be accepted the day of the event —Wednesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Market Hall.
For each item of clothing donated, contributors will receive a stamp card they can use to trade for a different piece of clothing at the Swap ’n Drop. A maximum of 10 stamps can be redeemed. Additional clothing items can be purchased for $2 each.
“The Swap ’n Drop is an easy way to support the local community,” says Sarah Salt, Student Events and Programs Assistant with Student Life and Community Experience. “Whether or not they intend to swap, contributors can donate used clothing or purchase items to update their wardrobes.”
Monetary donations and remaining clothing will be directed to The RAFT and YWCA Niagara. Last year, $50 was donated to the General Brock Food Bank and more than 10 large boxes of clothing was donated to local community organizations.
New to the initiative this year is a ‘Move Out Madness’ component. Local organizations will be in Market Hall during the Swap ’n Drop event providing students with move-out tips and educating them about furniture, appliances and household item donations as well as large item pick up.
“Many students are unaware that community programs can help with their move out experience,” says Tanya Bradley, Manager for Student and Community Experience.
“Move Out Madness will help students redirect unwanted items to community agencies, recycling facilities or for student reuse — options they may not be aware of. For example, students can contact Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to donate their mini fridge, Niagara Furniture Bank to pick up their mattress or Niagara Region for curbside pickup of large household items and appliances.”