Swap ‘n’ shop comes to Holt

Posted by / Friday 16 September 2016 / Events Fundraising
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A new ‘Swap ‘n’ Shop’ project for families is coming to Action for Children’s children’s centre in Holt this autumn.

Run by volunteers with support from centre staff, the weekly community ‘shop’ will give residents the chance to swap new and pre-loved donated clothing, shoes or accessories and offer them for re-sale. Those who donate can choose to receive tokens in return which can be used to buy other items from the shop.

While the project volunteers sort the clothing, labelling and pricing, the charity’s staff will offer them guidance on how best to buy and sell donated items online. They will also be given the opportunity to take up further free, formal training towards a qualification in business enterprise and customer service. 

“Our ‘Swap ‘n’ Shop’ in Holt forms part of a national initiative which started in Norfolk and is already running at our centres in Stalham and Aylsham  We are like a charity shop but by donating you have tokens to spend and we have some real bargains for sale!”, explains Action for Children’s Lisa Nicholson.

"The shop will also be raising money for the centre, and, in turn, helping support our work with children and families in Holt and the surrounding areas. All of the money raised will go back to the charity and our volunteers will help decide how best to spend the money locally."

Action for Children’s Lisa Nicholson
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Those interested in donating or becoming part of the ‘Swap ‘n’ Shop’ volunteer team can get in touch on 01263 712 442 for more details. The project officially opens its doors for the first time on with an information session at the Charles Road centre at 9.30am on Thursday 3 November, though we're looking for volunteers now!

 

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