The Northampton Department of Public Works is sponsoring a swap event for toys and kid’s sporting equipment on Saturday, December 10th from 9-noon in the Smith Vocational High School cafeteria.
Members of the DPW's ReUse Committee and the High School’s Environmental Club will be accepting clean, gently used toys and sporting equipment on Friday, December 9th from 5pm-8pm, as well as on Saturday, December 10th from 8am-9am. Items that will not be accepted include anything that is dirty, broken, ragged or missing pieces, and baby gear such as cribs, car seats, strollers and play-yards. The entrance to the cafeteria at Smith Voc is at the back of the main academic building at 80 Locust Street.
Toy donors will have first choice of free merchandise from 9am-10am on Saturday, December 10th. The doors will open to the public from 10am-noon. Any unclaimed toys will be donated to local preschools and charities.
The ReUse Committee urges participants to make prior arrangements for childcare, because this event is intended for adults only. In addition, shoppers should plan on bringing reusable bags to collect their goods, because this will be a zero-waste event. For more information, go to www.northamptonma.gov/dpw/Recycling or call Karen Bouquillon at 413-597-1059.