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PTA Swap Shop opens for 2017-18

Look no further than the Pearland Council of PTAs’ Swap Shop/Community Closet to refresh your child’s back-to-school wardrobe without denting the budget.
 
Through the Swap Shop, Pearland Independent School District parents may donate or exchange gently-used clothes for their children to wear to school.
 
The shop helps offset the cost of buying school clothes by allowing parents to trade children’s outgrown school clothes for something fresh.
 
Thanks to a voucher program, the shop also gives away clothes to district families in need.
 
Hours of Operation
The shop will open soon for the 2017-18 school year. Regular hours are 6-8 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Aug. 15 (5-8 p.m.)
  • Sept. 5
  • Oct. 3
  • Nov. 7
  • Dec. 5
  • Jan. 9
  • Feb. 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 8
Where Is the Swap Shop?
The Swap Shop is in the brown building behind Pearland Junior High West and across from PACE Center (2314 Old Alvin Road).
 
Enter from Old Alvin Road and turn in the driveway leading to PACE. The building is straight ahead. Look for a “Swap Shop” banner.
 
What May Be Exchanged or Donated?
Clothing to be exchanged or donated cannot have ink/marker/pencil marks, missing buttons, tears or other flaws. In addition, all items must be washed and neatly folded.
 
The shop accepts only standardized dress code. . . .
  • Solid-colored polo shirts or t-shirts
  • Solid-colored pants (black, navy, khaki or jeans)
  • Jumpers
  • Skirts/skorts
  • Shorts (elementary grades only)
  • Belts (no big chains or logos)
  • Jackets
  • Sweaters
Donations of lunch kits, backpacks and new or gently-worn shoes are also welcome.
 
What Is the Clothing Voucher?
A voucher allows families in need to get donated items without exchanging.
 
For clothing vouchers, contact a school nurse, counselor or principal.
 
How Do I Volunteer?
The Swap Shop always needs volunteers. For more information, contact shop coordinator Lori Healy at 214-679-3280 or lorihealyserves@gmail.com.
 
(8/9/17)