Even though it was recently 80 degrees outside, October is here and this is Vermont and it’s never too early to begin thinking about winter gear for your child. We all know how quickly children grow out of their clothes, and it can be frustrating to spend so much money each year to purchase new items when last year’s gear is barely worn! At Heartworks Williston we recognized that we have an opportunity to help each other out, so for the month of October we are going to be organizing and hosting a winter gear exchange!
The idea is simple: Have gear? Leave gear. Need gear? Take gear. Do you have gently used winter gear that no one in your household can fit into anymore? Bring it to school and we will have different areas of the “Big Room” sectioned off by sizes for you to drop it off. Do you need gear for your child? “Shop” to the see if there is anything that will suit your child and you can take it.
Please note that we are limiting “gear” to include child-sized winter jackets, snow pants, snowsuits and boots. We will set up the Big Room to be ready for donations and “shoppers” at approximately 8:20 each day in October (except on Music days or rainy days when the Big Room will be used all morning). The gear will remain out until 4:30 so you are welcome to stop in throughout the day. At the end of the month any unclaimed gear will be brought to Goodwill.
We look forward to hosting this exchange! We hope it helps serve your needs to keep the children warm this winter