Youth Clothing Swap
October 31, 2014
We’re incredibly proud and excited to tell you about a story of impact this past month with the launch of the first QMUNITY Youth Clothing Swap! This truly inspired idea was initiated by the Youth Advisory Committee and took place during the Gab Youth drop-in on Wednesday, October 22.
QMUNITY staff, volunteers, youth, and community members generously donated a huge variety of clothing and accessories, exceeding our wildest expectations.
It was a safe, welcoming, and fun space where youth were encouraged to try on and take whatever articles suited their personal styles and needs. Creating safe, alternative spaces (to traditional retail spaces) is one part of the QMUNITY foundation; allowing individuals’ self-determination and freedom of expression, while building connections and community. Attendance and feedback was amazing, and the enthusiastic response has encouraged everyone involved to make this a regular event in the future!
If you’re a community member or business owner who would like more information or to get involved, we will be accepting donations of fabulous, clean, and loved clothing and accessories in all styles and sizes. Youth who are interested in attending future events or would like to join the Youth Advisory Committee should contact [email protected].