HFA FALL SWAP , October 13, 2012

Please join us for our bi-annual FALL Swap.  The HFA SWAP has been a Hoboken tradition for over 10 years!
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
Time: 9-11 am (accepting Drop off items); 12:30-2:30 pm Swap Meet Sales
Location: Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton Street, Hoboken (Cafeteria)
Cost: Free for HFA members; $5 suggested donation for non-members

GUIDELINES:

  • We will now be accepting clothing for children of ALL ages- newborn to size 14.·
  • PLEASE DROP OFF YOUR ITEMS DURING THE “DROP OFF” PERIOD (between 9-11 am). You will be issued a credit that you can use during the sale from 12:30-2:30 pm. This will help us run the swap more efficiently.
  • During this drop off period, you can “check in” and have your hand stamped, so there will be no waiting in line when the swap opens at 12:30 pm.·
  • The swap will be closed during 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to organize the items we have received.
  •  Please sort and label your clothing donation (e.g. “newborn boy/girl,” “3-6 months boy/girl,” etc.) It will save us valuable time in getting the clothing organized for the swap meet.·
  • Kindly do not drop any items off DURING the sale. All drop-offs after 12:30 pm will be considered straight donations and will not receive any credits. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

How Does it Work?

  • Bring your items to the swap meet and get credits (before 11:00 am).
  • You receive one credit for one item of clothing or multiple credits for larger items such as bouncy seats. You can exchange these credits for clothing, shoes, coats, and toys.
  • Larger baby gear items are for cash purchase only.
  • If you don’t have any items for exchange or would like to take home more items than you brought, you may purchase items for cash (example: $1 per children’s clothing, $2 maternity clothes, $2 shoes, $1-$10 toys, $10-$20 larger baby gear)
  • Any items you bring, in excess of your purchases, will be considered donations and will go to In Jesus Name, York Street Project and other local organizations in need.
  • Any items brought in after 12:30 pm will be considered a donation.

What to Bring?

  • Children’s apparel – newborn to size 14 (items in gently used condition to new)
  • Shoes – New or gently used
  • Baby gear (strollers, bouncy seats, diaper bags, high chairs, etc. – please be sure to bring all pieces for these items).
  • Toys and children’s books (only complete items with all small parts in a plastic bag taped to toy if applicable, and books with all pages in readable condition only, please).
  • Maternity clothes and nursing tops.
  • All formula, diapers, medicines, food and other baby essentials will be donated to In Jesus Name Charities and York Street Project.

What is gently used?

  • Gently used means that all clothing is like new or has been washed a few times , but in good condition . All clothing where applicable, have all working fasteners/zippers, no storage/smoke odor, no frayed edges / pills, and have seams that are intact.
  • Please use your best judgment– -if you do not find it acceptable for your child to wear that clothing, neither will anyone else!

What NOT to Bring?

  • Furniture
  • Stuffed animals
  • Diaper Genies , potty seats, underwear, bathing suits
  • No adult clothing (aside from maternity clothing)

Donate
If you want to donate but can’t make the swap, have any questions , please contact hfaphilanthropy@nullyahoo.com


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