Staten Island familieslooking to clear out unwanted clutter or find
some like-new treasures with a low environmental footprint need look no further. The Kids Items Swap,
a free community reuse event, is coming to Port Richmond. Organized by the local non-profit GrowNYC,
the Kids Items Swap is a specialized rendition of the Stop ‘N’ Swap® event.
Kids often grow out of brand-new clothes in a single season, which can leave parents stuck with a lot of
good, but unwearable clothes. This clothing contributes to the approximately 2,000 pounds of waste
generated by an average NYC household each year. By reusing through events like the Kids Items Swap,
NYC residents can take part in diverting over 40 million pounds of material a year from the landfi ll.
WHAT: Free Kids Items Swap
WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 12pm-3pm
WHERE: Joe Holzka Community Garden, 100 Barker St, Staten Island
The public is invited to bring clean, portable, reusable children’s clothing,shoes, toys, accessories,
books, and school suppliesto share with those who can use them. No one is required to bring something
to take something— you can simply show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking.
The Kids Items Swap, an offshoot of GrowNYC’s popular Stop ‘N’ Swap® reuse program offers
environmentally conscious families an opportunity to find new homes for items their kids have grown
out of and save money by taking home gently-used goods for free! In response to increasing demand for
the events, GrowNYC has set a goal of hosting one swap in each of the city’s 59 community districts each
Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not
accepted at the swap.
More information: www.GrowNYC.org/swap