Halloween costumes can be expensive. I use to make all the costumes for my kids. No, I am not a seamstress, but they won costume contests. Now, you have another option.
Hundreds of communities across the country will gather this weekend to "swap" old costumes for new as a way to celebrate Halloween in an environmentally friendly and affordable way.
WHO: Families, neighborhoods, schools and libraries holding free Halloween "Costume Swap" in their communities.
WHAT: National Costume Swap Day – Oct. 13
WHEN: Most events are on Oct. 13, at various times, though swaps are happening throughout October.
WHERE: Nationwide. For specific events please visit http://www.greenhalloween.org/CostumeSwap/find_2012.html.
WHY: Green America’s Green Halloween® program has helped to organize more than 150 costume swaps in more than 37 states nationwide. Costume Swaps save money and resources, build community, and help families celebrate in a more eco-friendly way.
Register your Swap:
List of the Costume Swaps this weekend: http://www.greenhalloween.org/CostumeSwap/find_2012.html
Contact the event’s Swap Coordinator, available by clicking on individual events:
Charlotte, NC 10/13 10/20
Hosted by Natural Luxe and Baby Elan Daily, this is a great opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint. We will have goody bags filled with great discounts and offers from our sponsors for the 1st 50 swappers to arrive at each swap.
Green Fact from Use Less Stuff - If half the costumes kids wear each year were swapped, we could reduce the annual waste by 6,250 tons, equivalent to 2500 mid-size cars!
Drop off costumes Sept. 15 - Oct. 12 at the following Charlotte locations.
The Boulevard at South End 1440 South Tryon Street 980-219-7526
Eco-licious - 1916 Commonwealth Ave 704-966-7030
Atherton Market - 2104 South Boulevard - Open Tuesday 9am - 7 pm Wednesday through Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
TCBY Blakeney - 9864 Rea Road 704-341-2002
We also have a special event opportunity for you to donate your costumes
All About Baby Charlotte - September 16th
The deadline to submit costumes is October 7th. Feel free to contact Jennifer with Natural Luxe at 704-904-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are accepting gently used children's costumes. For every costume you donate, you will receive a ticket to swap out for a new one. We will gladly take donations of costumes too and help you clear some space in your home!
Join us Saturday, Oct. 13, at Atherton Mill Market 2104 South Boulevard, Charlotte 10am - 12pm
Saturday Oct. 20 at The Big South 5K finish line in the Blakeney Shopping Center
All costumes left after the swap is over will be donated to a local charity.
A huge Thank You to our drop off location partners.
Address: Atherton Market 2104 South Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28203