Go Green this Halloween! Take part in National Costume Swap Day on October 13th!

[ 0 ] September 26, 2012 |

Many kids wear their Halloween costume only once or long for new dress-up outfits for imaginative play. Swapping our old costumes for a new one without spending a dime saves money and is a great way to re-purpose costumes and reduce the amount of plastic and polyester tossed in the landfill.

In honor of National Costume Swap Day there are a number of local costume swaps planned in Rhode Island. Check the listings below for advance drop off days and times. Costumes should be clean and in good condition. Return to venue on October 13th and select a “new” costume for your child.

For a complete of swaps nationwide, visit the green halloween website.

PROVIDENCE, RI

Location: East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA – 438 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02904
Costume Swap: October 13, 2012
11 am – 1pm
Costumes donations accepted beginning September 19th.
Contact: Bonnie.Frechette@wholefoods.com

Location: 1577 Westminster St, Providence, RI
Costume Swap: October 1 – 15, 2012
Mon-Sat 8am – 8pm, Sun 8am – 6pm
The more costumes that are entered into the swap, the more likely that the drive will be a success. If there are no costumes that match your needs when you enter a costume into the swap, receive a voucher to check back at your leisure before Halloween. Kids’ and adults’ costumes will swap separately.
Contact: chrissyteck@gmail.com

COVENTRY, RI

Location: 2075 Nooseneck Hill Rd Coventry RI 02816
Costume Swap: October 6, 2012
10am – 2pm
Second Annual RI Costume Swap. Will be for Children’s Costumes Only! There will be face painting, snacks, and other fun Events. Hosted by Macaroni Kid Washington County RI, Tiddlywinks Toys & Gigi’s Glitzy Boutique
Contact: valeriek@macaronikid.com

CRANSTON, RI

Location: Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market – Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Parking Lot, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston
Costume Swap: October 13, 2012
9am – Noon. 9am – 11 am ticket holders only (costume donators) will get first choice.  From 11 – 12pm, the swap is open to the public.

Costumes donations accepted on September 29 and October 6
Drop off clean, gently 
used costumes, masks and other accessories at the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market. Costumes of any size and age will be accepted, even those for pets, as long as they are clean and in good condition. For each donation, you receive a ticket, which can be redeemed for another costume at the swap.

Join us for Autumn Hay Rides during the swap!
website: http://friendsofpawtuxetvillage.com/
contact: Marta at info@friendsofpawtuxetvillage.org

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