In a day and age when young and old are keeping a close watch on their bottom line, what’s better than free items around the holidays?
Last December, Bowling Green Middle School adopted a new challenge. Students donated clean, gently used clothing that they no longer needed or wanted.
A “swap shop” was then set up in the high school auditorium and students were able to come and choose items they would like for themselves. Everything was free and all students who wanted to were allowed to shop.
The school was impressed with the quality of donated items, and the students were extremely grateful to receive them. At the conclusion of the swap shop, leftover items were passed on to the Hope Center.
In preparations for this year’s swap shop, Bowling Green Middle School is asking for the public’s help to once again make this a successful event.
As fall weather approaches and individuals start pulling out their winter clothes, the public is asked if they find items that they no longer need or want to consider donating them to the swap shop.
The school is also accepting hangers and clothing racks to display the items. Last year, the swap shop’s main focus was clothes, especially cold-weather clothes in nice condition. This year, the school wishes to include toys, books, and games for children, as many of last year’s participants chose items for younger siblings as gifts.
At the conclusion of this year’s swap shop the school plans to open the event to the public. All will be welcome to browse and take what they can use. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec 13.
The swap shop will be open to middle school students during the school day on Monday, Dec. 16 and Tuesday, Dec. 17. It will then be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Interested donors may call the middle school at 324-2181 with any questions, or to schedule a drop-off.
Remember it may look like trash to you, but in the eyes of middle school student, it may be an amazing treasure!