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4th Annual Holiday Toy Swap 'n' Sale

CoolMom's Toy Swap 'n' Sale was a success! We re-sold hundreds of toys and gave over 20 boxes and bags of clothing, toys, games and baby items to WestSide Baby!
4th Annual Holiday Toy Swap 'n' Sale

Holiday Toy Swap 'n' Sale

CoolMom once again gave back to the community with our 4th Annual Toy Swap 'n' Sale and reduced our carbon footprints by reselling gently used toys and baby gear to the public. WestSide Baby not only received donated toys and baby gear, but we also took up a collection for diapers to be purchased by WestSide Baby to serve their families in need. The event raised over $2200 with proceeds benefiting both CoolMom and WestSide Baby!

Thank you to Our Volunteers!

We want to thank all of our volunteers who helped gather the gently used toys, price them, baked a yummy treat for our bake sale, and helped set up and staff the day of the sale. Special thanks to Michelle G., Mary, Colleen, Ali, Abby, Kristy, Laura, Mimi, Jeannie, Hillary, Brooke, Emily and her Mom, Toni, Natasha, Michelle P. and Amy. With your support we had a wonderful event. Thank you!

West Seattle Community, We Thank YOU!

CoolMom and its members want to thank all the collection sites: C &P Coffee, PCC, Gatewood Elementary, Community School of West Seattle, Arbor Heights, and Pathfinder.  Thank you for allowing CoolMom to collect toys at your locations and for supporting both CoolMom and WestSide Baby! We count on our caring community to support our Annual Toy Swap 'n' Sale and once again you came through for us! We also want to thank all the families (in West Seattle and beyond) that donated items for the sale and to those who came to the sale to shop! We appreciate your support for our organizations and that you chose to shop for gently used items for the holidays. Thank you to all the businesses and schools that supported our efforts by posting signs about the sale.

Thank you to the West Seattle Blog and the West Seattle Herald for once again supporting our efforts by getting the word out about the event. We appreciate all that you do!

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Vounteer to Help Make this Event a Success!

go here to sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/coolmom

Here are the details:

WHEN: West Seattle, Saturday, November 12th, 9am to 2pm

WHO: Presented by CoolMom.

All proceeds benefit CoolMom & WestSide Baby

WHERE: Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Ave. SW (Barton & California) West Seattle, WA 98136.

WHY: CoolMom wants to help families reduce spending and their carbon footprint this holiday season. From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste in the United States increases by more than 25%. By buying locally used toys instead of newly packaged toys purchased at several stores throughout the state or country, families can reduce their travel fuel consumption and reduce their impact on our recycling and landfill centers. Buying quality used toys also saves families money, which helps in these tough economic times.

There are 2 ways to participate:

1. Donate items before the sale & receive a $5 credit towards your purchase the day of the sale.
2. Nothing to donate? Show up and shop to your heart's content.
Please don't forget your reusable bags to collect your treasures.

HOW:
1. De-clutter and detach from all the unused toys and gear in your home.
2. Bag up your items: toys, sports clothes and products, baby gear, baby/kid furniture (no car seats please)
3. Donate your items at one of 6 collection sites in West Seattle through November 8th
4. Put your name in your donation bag & receive a $5 credit towards your purchase at the sale.
5. Come to the sale, redeem your credit, and shop!

DONATION LOCATIONS:

PCC West Seattle (California)
Gatewood Elementary School (Myrtle)
Arbor Heights Elementary School (Arbor Heights)
Community School of West Seattle (Roxbury)
Pathfinder School (Delridge)
C&P Coffee (California and Findlay)

FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: Terri Glaberson, terri@coolmom.org