Clean out your closet to benefit the United Way

The first annual York University Clothing Swap for the United Way will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 12 to 2pm, at The Underground Restaurant in the Student Centre on York’s Keele campus.

Practice an environmentally friendly way of restocking your closet and reduce your contribution to landfills. Bring clean, modern, gently worn and new items you no longer wear or use and then swap and take home your favourites. Bring a minimum of three clean, new or gently worn modern adult clothing, shoes and accessories (belts or purses) that you no longer wear, to The Underground between 8 and 9:30am. Then return between 12 and 2pm, and for a $5 entrance fee, you can try on a variety of outfits. If you love it, it is yours!

The $5 entrance fee will go to the United Way. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity. Those interested in participating in the clothing swap should register by Nov. 7 by sending an e-mail to Ijade Maxwell Rodrigues, executive officer, President’s Office.

Maxwell Rodrigues is also seeking volunteers to staff the event and help with sizing and sorting the clothing.

Visit the York University Clothing Swap for the United Way Web site for more information.