Uniform Exchange & Mart
In the 2016-17 ministry season, Uniform Exchange & Mart released more than 20 volunteers and 8 leaders from 2 churches and community groups to touch 166 people all across WS/FC and beyond
Back to school is upon us and Love Out Loud is once again hosting the School Uniform Exchange and Shop at Speas Elementary. The Sale is on Thursday, August 23 from 4:30-7pm (in conjunction with Open House) in the Speas cafeteria. This is our 3rd year offering the Uniform Exchange and Shop at Speas and it is such a blessing to the whole school community. We had families lining up last year before the event started so folks are beginning to rely on it and I trust this year will be even bigger than last!
Volunteers are needed to make this go! Please consider joining to help during one (or more :) of these times:
Wednesday 8/22 - 1-4pm (possibly get items from storage, organize/hang clothing, set up sale)
Thursday 8/23 - 10am-1pm (organize/hang clothing, set up sale)
Thursday 8/23 - 4-7:30pm (work the sale: check-in/check-out shoppers, assist shoppers, hang up items being exchanged)
Friday 8/24 - 9:30-12pm (break-down the sale, do inventory, possibly take items to storage)
Let me know of questions and if are able to help. Also, please pass this request on to anyone you know who may have interest - bonus points if they are Spanish speakers!
Thank you for your consideration and for your servant hearts,
- Emily Bolton Schutt
We're also accepting donations of new or lightly used SMOD (standard mode of dress) clothings for the swap. More information on what clothing is accepted here.
For the second year of Uniform Mart (2017)
We were assisted by over 20 volunteers. A great help this year were Speas teachers who helped at Checkout with translating and welcoming kids back and a few volunteers from Hope Church.
There was great energy and joy at Open House which was set up in the cafeteria with Principal Ash and Asst Principal Pressley smiling & so grateful to see needs met.
Together we served parents of all income levels who were able to purchase and exchange back to school clothing and buy new underwear and socks. In total over 166 kids were served - meeting the needs of a third of the school.
If you're interested in volunteering with Uniform Exchange & Mart in 2018, please fill out the form below....