Photo credit: Fashion Fights Poverty
Mark your calendars: One of the largest fashion fundraisers in our nation's capital, Fashion Fights Poverty, will be hosting Washington, D.C.'s first fashion swap on July 18.
Bring in your gently used togs to be consigned, traded for "new to you" pieces, or donated to D.C.'s Covenant House, an organization that offers shelter, protection, food, clothing, counseling, and job training to disadvantaged youth. Details below.Saturday, July 18, 2009
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel - Cabinet Room
1127 Connecticut Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For entry into the event, all guests must bring an item (clothing, accessories, shoes).
How it will work
Attendees will leave their unwanted articles of clothing, shoes, and accessories on tables based on clothing size range or accessory type. The swap begins with a collective pile on the table. At a determined time after the event begins, attendees dive in and find their next "new to them" item(s) from the pile.
Guests can interact and make trades with other guests. There is a time limit, once time limit is reached all other items will be donated to Covenant House Washington.
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