6:8's Clothing Swap - Elementary School Aged Edition
6:8 will be hosting a Elementary School Age Clothing Swap. Come on over to share some clothes and take some clothes. Even if you don't have clothes to give, come grab some to bring home. Everything is FREE. Everything not taken home by the end of the day will be donated to Sauk Prairie nonprofits.
***All cash donations at this event will be going to 6:8 Circles to end poverty in the Sauk Prairie School District, so please consider giving a few dollars.***
Drop off only Times are July 30 & 31 9am-7pm and then
Drop off and Shopping times are Aug 1 (4-7pm), Aug 2 (8am-4pm), & Aug 3 (8am-noon)Click this link to sign-up for an available shift: https://signup.com/go/pJuqxmz
PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING:
PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FAQ's below.When you arrive at The Clothing Swap:
If you do not have items to share:
1. Check in with our Check-in Volunteer.
2. You can look around and take the clothes that your household will use.
If you DO have items to share:
1. Check in with our Check-In Volunteer to make sure the items you have brought meet our guidelines (no undergarments or accessories and MUST be washed).
2. If they do not meet guidelines, we will require you to set them aside to take home. We reserve the right to turn down anything, though this is rarely necessary.
3. Sort out your clothing before taking new clothing. (Do NOT bring anything within 30 minutes of event's end. You will be required to keep your items.)
4. Take clothes that you will use in your household.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Leave some items if you have them,
take some threads if you want them.
6:8 Clothing Swap FAQ’s
Q: How does it work?
A: People like you bring clothes they no longer wear, check in with one of our 6:8 Check-In Volunteers, sort the clothes into the categories we have labeled, and take whatever you will use. At the end of the event, volunteers bag up what remains and deliver them to nonprofits in the area.
Q: Do I have to bring anything in order to take clothing?
A: No. But if you have some clothes at home you don't wear, bring them next time!
Q: Can I donate clothes ahead of time?
A: No. You must bring the items during our drop-off or drop/shop times, at least a half hour before the Swap’s scheduled end.
Q: What do you accept?
A: You may bring clothing items for all Elementary Aged School Children (4K-5th Grade). We do NOT accept accessories or undergarments. (This means no underwear, bras, purses, bags, jewelry...) Clothing must also be CLEAN and in decent condition. We reserve the right to turn away items that are not appropriate for the swap.
Q: Should I bring my own bags?
A: Yes, please.
Q: Why don't you take accessories or undergarments? I have some really nice stuff that I bet people at the swap will want.
A: When the swap is over, our volunteers have to take away everything that's left over. We choose to keep it simple and compact to facilitate that process. Anything not within our guidelines WILL be turned away.
Q: How are you funded?
A: 6:8 is funded through generous individuals and businesses who make financial contributions. We welcome cash donations at the swap that will help cover costs and fund 6:8 Circles Sauk Prairie, an initiative to reduce poverty in the Sauk Prairie School District by 10% in the next 10 years.
Q: Will there be other 6:8 Clothing Swaps?
A: If the response is positive and we have enough interest and volunteers we would love to host swaps for baby/maternity, adult, Middle and High School, and winter gear clothing in the future.
Q: How do I find out about the next swap?
A: Like 6:8 on facebook or request to be added to our 6:8 email list. We also have a 6:8 volunteer email list if you're interested in volunteering.
Q: Where does the swap happen?
A: At 6:8 Inc (821 Industry Rd; Sauk City, WI 53583 – Behind McFarlanes)
Q: Can I gather clothing to use as scrap cloth for an organization that needs rags?
A: Absolutely, but please do this toward the end of the swap so that people have had a chance to find things that they would love to wear. Everyone can take as much as they want. The only restriction is that you may not sell the clothing afterward. Honor system.
Q: Is everything REALLY free?
A: Yes. Clothing is one resource our community has in abundance.