Whether you’re getting a jump start on spring cleaning, still digging out from post-holiday clutter or just love a great bargain, pack your tote bags for the Jackson Heights Stop ’N’ Swap.
On Saturday, March 10, local “green” nonprofit GrowNYC returns to host its third swap in the neighborhood in as many years at the Renaissance Charter School on 81st Street. Residents are invited to bring their reusable, but unwanted items to share with others at this free event. Items will be available to a good home on a first-come first-served basis.
Since 2007 GrowNY’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education has hosted 29 Stop ’N’ Swap events throughout the five boroughs to encourage New Yorkers to reduce, reuse and create less strain on landfills. “Sharing clothing, housewares and other items with neighbors is a fun and interactive way for people to reduce NYC’s waste while also getting things they need for free,” explains Marcel Van Ooyen, GrowNYC’s executive director.
“More than 7,500 New Yorkers have attended one of our swaps, and Jackson Heights residents are among the most enthusiastic communities to participate.”
The March 10 Stop ’N’ Swap will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St. between 37th and 35th avenues. Bring clean, reusable, portable items you no longer need or wish to share or simply bring a tote bag and see what’s free for the taking.
No furniture or large items, please. Visit www.GrowNYC.org/swap or call (212) 788-7964 for more information.