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Posted: April 24, 2017

Clothing swap benefitting Women’s Resource Centre

On April 27 Soulfood is hosting an affordable and eco-friendly women’s shopping event benefiting the Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre.

The Soulfood Clothing Swap takes place Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Baker Street restaurant. Tickets are $5 at the door. All funds raised from event admissions will be donated to the Women’s Resource Centre to support programming and services.

“Many of us have at least a couple beautiful, quality clothing items in our closet we no longer wear or want, but would be happy to see in good hands,” said Arianne Berkhiem, event organizer. “Clothing exchanges are a great way to clear out previously-loved items and pass them on to someone who will rock them all over again, as well as add a few new pieces to your closet in an affordable and environmentally-friendly way.

“The clothing swap is going to be a wonderful evening of food, fashion and fun, all for a good cause.”

Women are encouraged to bring multiple clothing items or accessories to the swap. Items must be gently used and in excellent condition, with no stains or tears. Any donated clothing that doesn’t find a new home though the clothing swap event will be given to the Women’s Resource Centre.

Soulfood will have appetizers, dinner, and drinks available for purchase throughout the evening.

“The Women’s Centre provides a free clothing store to women in our community. Some of these women are starting over, looking for employment, or needing clothing for their children,” said Denise Stewart, Coordinator, Women’s Resource Centre. “All of the clothes in the store come from community donations. Business-driven events, such as the Soulfood Clothing Swap, not only helps us keep the store going, but also brings awareness to the Women’s Centre by way of advertising. This is very important because it helps bring us new clients, and also keeps the Women’s Centre’s ‘name’ out in the community. Right now we are in the process of transitioning our free store from winter to summer clothing. Any spring and summer clothes would be appreciated.”

Lead image: Arianne Berkhiem, organizer of the Soulfood Clothing Swap, holding a donated dress. Photo submitted

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