Join us for our the ABUNDANCE SWAP on December 9th.
Bring items at 1:00pm. Swap starts at 2pm. It lasts an hour.
What is the ABUNDANCE SWAP?
It is an alternative to the holiday shopping season because some of the good stuff we have isn’t being well used or fully enjoyed.
How does it work?
Step 1. Find quality items. Look in your home, shop, garage or office for items that someone would enjoy as a gift. These should be fun, useful, interesting or beautiful items in really good shape that you feel you can spare. “Quality” doesn’t mean “expensive”. It means well-made, worthwhile, and likely to be valued. Please only include items that are in good enough condition to be “gift worthy”.
Step 2. Contribute then collect. On the day of the ABUNDANCE SWAP, bring your items. Help organize your items in these categories: Men’s Items, Women’s Items, Kid’s Items, Kitchen, Home Decor, Outdoor Equipment, Garage, Tech, and Miscellaneous. Once you have contributed, enjoy a cup of coffee– then the swap will begin. We invite you to find some things that you’d like to take away to give as gifts to others!
Step 3. Spend less and love more. Use the gifts you take home to reduce the cost of your new gift purchases. As you spend less, consider using the “saved” money to help those in need in our community and around the world.
Three simple steps, that’s it. This will be our own holiday shopping event–a round of giving and receiving that includes no money and no new demands on resources. For some of us it may be a stretching exercise – a chance to let go of stuff, or to let go of worries that we might not get back “our fair share”, or let go of commercially-planted ideas that a gift should be shiny, new, and from the store.
Bonus! There will be coffee, hot chocolate, and a gift wrapping station available. We hope you can join us this year at the ABUNDANCE SWAP!
Questions? Email us by clicking here. See you December 9th!
Place: Antioch Office (255 SW Bluff Drive)
To learn more, watch this short video here or click below!