Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Costume Swap

Scared by the high price tags on Halloween costumes?  Like to make your own costume, but looking for inspiration?  Your kids love playing dress-up, but are bored or have outgrown their old costumes? Swap instead of shop!

Join Richmond Elementary FOCUS for a parent and planet-friendly event at the last Richmond Farmer’s Market of the Season - Friday, October 12th from 3 – 6:30pm.

The FOCUS Costume Swap is recycling at its most fun! Kids get new-to-them costumes, parents save money... and the planet!

How to participate:
Ø      Simply donate clean, gently-used costumes, masks or accessories. We will operate a 3-level token system.  Small items like accessories will be worth one token, while full costumes with multiple parts will be worth three tokens.

Ø      Drop off your donation between now and October 10th at Richmond Elementary School.  A drop box will be located outside the building under the overhang by the front door.  Put your items in a bag and be sure to leave your name on the bag if you want to get tokens for the exchange.  If you have lots of pieces that go with the costume, please put them together in one bag.

Ø      We will also accept children’s costumes from anyone who wants to make a donation only.  Please state “donation only” on your bag.

Ø      Come to the Richmond Farmer’s Market on Friday, Oct 11th, from 3pm – 6:30pm.  If you dropped off a donation earlier, you will pick up your tokens at our booth and then be able to “shop” for a “new” to you costume.

Ø      If you didn’t get a chance to donate a costume prior to the Farmer’s Market, you can still participate!  Bring your donated costume to the Farmer’s Market and you can exchange it for tokens on the day.  However, participants will have greater choice and there will be better organization if we can receive your donation ahead of time!

Please note:
Ø      We cannot guarantee that each child will find a costume that they like or that will fit.

Ø      Costumes that are left over after the swap will be donated to area charities and cannot be returned to you.

For additional info on this event, please call Rebecca Garavan at 434-5746.  Or check out the national Green Halloween website for other ideas on how to make your Halloween more green!

 FOCUS could use a few helpers to make this event run smoothly.  Please check out the Sign Up Genius below for ways that you might help!

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