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July 1, 2011

An easy fundraising idea

"My sister Ali and I decided that it was high time for a good wardrobe clean out! After discussing with friends, we discovered we weren't the only ones in this situation, so came to the conclusion that a good old fashioned clothes swap was in order.A very simple task of gathering all your friends getting together with their unwanted clothes and swapping. Beats shopping!

Since Ali and I are both big supporters of HFCA and another charity Inti Wara Yassi, we thought we'd add a twist to the day, instead of a straight swap of clothing, we asked our guests to make a donation for each item they took. The donation was anything from $1-$5 depending on how good the item was. We had 20 people at the swap in total, shared clothes, food, drinks and stories, making for a great Sunday afternoon. Not only that, but we raised $300, $150 for HFCA and $150 for Inti Wara Yassi!

That $150 will now cover the cost of the pitch rental for 10 weeks of the program!

Such a huge difference in the lives of these young people for such little effort from us. Looks like we'll now be making this an annual event!
Tammy Schlitz
HFCA Supporter

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