What we're about
Frugal Fashionista Clothing Swap™
We are more than a meetup - WE ARE A MOVEMENT!
Are you ready to get inspired? Are you ready to go shopping and update your wardrobe without breaking the bank? Don't shop!!! SWAP! At our "Swap Til' You Drop' Clothing Swap Events you can meet with locals to swap the cool clothes you no longer want or need. Our events cost just $10.00 for entry paid at the door- Just bring all of the clothing, shoes and accessories you have! You can shop/swap for all the items that you want! You are welcome to take home just as much as you like!
Are you a Recessionista Fashionista? Let's not allow our economy to get us down! Not only is a clothing swap an awesome excuse to organize our closets, get rid of stuff we no longer want, and gather a group of like minded people together for an afternoon of fun or evening of shopping and dancing to the tunes of DJ Kat. It's an opportunity to gain basically free new-to-you outfits, accessories and shoes! What's better than that? I'll tell ya! Any unclaimed items will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter and any remaining money left over after recouping fees laid out is donated to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) I'm a huge supporter of domestic violence & sexual assault victims & survivors. We will support other causes as well but this is our groups main focus. See below for other programs we are currently supporting and programs we have supported and worked with in the past.
The Frugal Fashionista Clothing Swap is taking on a new endeavor by partnering with All Media Linked, Inc. to support our local veteran community through this awesome veterans outreach program! Being a veteran myself, I am proud to work with All Media Linked on this project, working for my brothers and sisters in arms. We will still hold our monthly swaps that benefit domestic violence shelters and RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network). The We Heart Vets program run by All Media Linked will be in addition to our regular clothing swaps. These swaps are more than just swaps -the swap is but a small addition to what the WE HEART VETS program already offers veterans! Lunch is usually provided and they offer computer training and Microsoft certification - help with resumes and job placement -so many things! This event is STRICTLY for Active Duty Military, Veterans and/ or the families of either.
We Heart Vets is an immense demonstration of Love, Celebrating Veterans the last Saturday in each month w/ Feast, Festival & Opportunities! Help us continue an elaborate show of support to Veterans with your contribution of revenue, gifts, opportunities, goods & services.
We Heart Vets is an outreach program that provides support, educational services, and career services to Veterans and their families. For the majority of the veteran population, the effect of active military service can be profound and long-lasting. So much so, many veterans have found it difficult to adjust to “normal life” again. There are veterans whose resources have become inadequate and insufficient to simply meet basic needs. There are also others who are abandoned and unrecognized by their family members and those who can receive life changing benefits from training, certification & career resources. Not to mention the benefits of encouragement, motivation & optimism!
It is in these cases that a hand from organizations, community groups, personalities and individuals will cause our service men and women to thrive. The veterans need and deserve all the support they can garner. After all, they have contributed much to the establishment of a safe, stable USA.
The We Heart Vets program and event partners provide the following resources for veterans and their families:
• Workforce development training
• Referrals to organizations that provide services
• Employment opportunities
• Goods, Services, Product & Entertainment to enhance the monthly events.
We Heart Vets is a program created by Global Community Enrichment Foundation, Inc., and its media partner, All Media Linked, Inc., a multimedia, event/direct Marketing Network, and Communications vehicle which provides brand declaration, strategic planning, trending and development for your business, organization, brand, product and/or service.
Current programs we are supporting:
• RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
• "We Heart Vets": Veterans outreach program in partnership with All Media Linked
• NOMore - Ending Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
• Polaris Group - Anti Sex Trafficking Group
• ACTS Turning Points - Is the only comprehensive Domestic Violence intervention program serving Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Services include a domestic violence shelter, individual counseling, support groups for men, women and children, a behavioral intervention program, court advocacy and accompaniment, Hispanic services, training for allied professionals; and community awareness presentations and outreach. All Clothing, Shoes and Accessories remaining after the swap are donated to the ACTS Thrift Store which in turn supports the ACTS Turning Point Program for Domestic Violence as well as other ACTS programs. (Homeless Shelters and Crisis Hotlines)
Service : DOMESTIC ABUSE SHELTER - WOMEN/CHILDREN
Organization : BETHANY HOUSE OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Link to Website: http://www.bhnv.org/
Organizations we have supported in the past:
Service : DOMESTIC ABUSE SHELTER - WOMEN/CHILDREN
Organization : LOUDOUN ABUSED WOMEN'S SHELTER (LAWS)
Service: AT RISK, LOW INCOME, TEENAGE GIRL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Organization: A SPACE OF HER OWN
Link to article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009 ...
Service: Outreach Programs: Harriet Tubman Project, Suit-Up-For Success, LOVE (Leave Out Violence Everyday), Thanksgiving Basket & Christmas Celebration Project.
Link to website: http://www.sisters4sisters.com/pages.asp?pageid=32726
Service: DOMESTIC ABUSE SHELTER - WOMEN/CHILDREN
Organization: DOORWAYS FOR WOMAN AND FAMILIES
Link To Website: http://doorwaysva.org/
ASSOCIATED CLASSIFICATIONS: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS, BATTERED WOMEN, BATTERED CHILDREN, SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS, ABUSE/VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ABUSE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC ABUSE, LOW INCOME FAMILIES, AT RISK TEENS, PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS, MENTORS, MENTORSHIP
MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS ARE DONATED TO RAINN (RAPE ABUSE INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK)
One woman's junk is another woman's favorite pair of jeans or her "I'm gonna get that new job blazer!"... or "No One's Gonna Keep Me Down Skirt!" Let's help empower each other without breaking out our wallets~ not too much anyway;)
We're always looking for talented fashionista's to spoil our guests at our swaps so if you or someone you know is in the fashion industry, is a make-up artist, hairstylist, massage therapist, any sort of beauty or wellness professional, runway model, photographer, videographer, reporter, dj, caterer, chef, fortune teller, card reader, etc. We are welcome to all ideas and will happily promote any business who sponsors our group with fever! We're on several social networking sites so the opportunities for growth and exposure are limitless!
Vendor tables can be purchased at all of our events now that we have found a 4,000 sf space at the Lincolnia Senior Center! Our swaps will be held there from May on...Tables are $40 a piece and one item to raffle at a future swap. Contact me, Kim Pratt to secure a table. Tables are first come, first serve and fill up quickly so if you are interested, don't hesitate to get a table. We only have 8 tables per swap for vendors.
DO SOMETHING GOOD!
Join us and RSVP for our next "Swap Til' You Drop" event! If there aren't any swaps open at the moment~ just be patient ~ One will open up soon! Be sure to pass the word on to your friends even if you cannot make it yourself!
We Are A "PEOPLE" Friendly Group ~ Accepting of Everyone With A Heartbeat!.... Let no race, color, gender, sexual preference, religious belief, political view, etc. keep us from SWAPPING CLOTHES!
Kim and Crew