Swap for Good is a nationwide effort encouraging women to host clothing swaps for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The concept of Swap for Good is simple: Everyone brings clothes that they like but no longer wear. Women at the swap meet then trade clothes with one another, and each participant leaves with a lightly worn, new-to-her wardrobe at no extra cost. Donations are collected for admission to these swap meets, with proceeds then going to local women's shelters and domestic violence organizations. Recent studies have shown that economic troubles have exacerbated domestic violence in the U.S., and with funding issues cutting many services that help families impacted by domestic violence, the donations brought in by Swap for Good are needed now more than ever.
Join G-Team to reserve your spot at an upcoming women's only Swap for Good event and support domestic violence survivors. With a required donation of $15, you'll gain entry to the Swap for Good meet-up on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the third floor of Nobel Tree Coffee & Tea in Lincoln Park. Bring your awesome clothes, as well as other accessories, and trade with ladies of similar sizes and styles. Private changing areas will be available.
All donations collected will go to Between Friends, a local organization on a mission to build a community free of domestic violence. Last year, Between Friends served more than 5,000 people through its outreach and educational services. In addition to your dollars, your duds will also do good—all leftover clothes after the swap will be distributed to other social service agencies around Chicago.