Amazing. Just amazing.
I personally want to thank those who came to our latest Nashville swap. As you may have heard (or read), we had our largest attendance ever in Nashville with 60 attendees. Many people came in not knowing what to expect with the swap concept. Admittedly, swaps are really a hipster thing. They started in cities like NYC, Chicago, and SF and have spread throughout the country. I'm glad that so many were able to show how it worked and how it can benefit a whole community in different ways.
Unfortunately, I couldn't be there for the event. I had a major family medical emergency out of town, so my husband (and Sassy Family board member) Jason had to run the show. With the help of an invaluable volunteer, Colleen, the event ended up being a smash, impressing everyone, including the owner of the donated Main Street Gallery.
We had families from all over the Nashville area, including families that had been struggling to clothe their children. It's our mission and purpose to help all families, especially struggling families, and to be able to do that is awesome.
I have to give a special shout out to our volunteer, Colleen. She not only helped us at the event, but she worked hard on publicizing the event to the greater Nashville community. The biggest reason we had the attendance that we did was because of her efforts. You'll be hearing more about her here at Sassy Family very soon!
On another subject, below is all the donations given just to this swap. It was so much, we had to rent a storage facility to store it all. We have plans for all these items in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Tomorrow is the day! This picture is all the donations that we could fit in our boxes. There's more. Way more. Way, way more.
Our next swap in Nashville has a lot of excitement with it. Lots of people are emailing and calling with interest in this swap. Hopefully, we'll be doing live updates, if we're not too busy. Look at this blog for more info.
Our Nashville swap is coming up in ONE WEEK!!
With getting things together in creating Sassy Family into a non-profit, this swap has snuck up on me. However, thanks to the hard work of new board member, Barbara and volunteer Colleen, we've been able to get things together and it looks like it will be a good swap.
This will be our first one as an official non-profit and at this swap there will be info on our non-profit status, how your can help or donate, and our plans for the future.
You can look at our HOME page for more details on the this swap, including the new location of the Main Street Gallery. But please, please invite your friends and family to this great event!
Hello and happy summer!
I've been working hard on our next swaps in Nashville and Oakland. I've also received help from some mothers who have been supportive of Sassy Family. In Oakland, you have met Sarah Scarbrough, but now in Nashville, I'm getting help from Colleen Baggett, a mother who loved the Sassy Family swap concept. Colleen has helped us secure a new venue, the Main Street Gallery, for our next swap in July. She's also has been working on a new flyer which should be out and about this week.
Speaking of the Nashville swap, here's the basic info: July 23. 11-1PM. Main Street Gallery in East Nashville. School Uniforms are needed this time since schools start the first week in August. (Yikes)
Follow our FB and Twitter for updates or call 615-398-9872.
In Oakland, we're looking at having a swap in late August before school starts there. School Uniforms will definitely be needed as well.
There are more exciting things going on with Sassy Family this summer so stay tuned!
Happy Mother's Day weekend, Sassy Family!
Sarah's in Oakland, getting ready for today's swap at the Oakland Baha'i Center. I'm here in Nashville, keeping all of you up to date on how things are going. So look at this blog for pics and info from me and Sarah on how the swap is going.
Hope you are able to make it out to the Oakland swap!
10:08 AM: we are just starting to open things up right now. Lots of things are coming in. Pics coming soon.
11:20 AM: one of our biggest supporters in Oakland, Siu, came through with tons of items to swap. Attendance was low at first but now things are picking up. Come through!
12:40PM: it's been a rainy day but we've gotten some good support from those who came out. 20 minutes left!
Just as a reminder, we will be donating any remaining items to Loved Twice
1:15pm: wrapping up and cleaning up. Thanks Oakland!
Just a quick note for our Oakland swappers!
The next Sassy family swap in Oakland will be May 7, 2016 from 10AM-1PM at the Oakland Baha'i Center. For more info, look at our front page, check our Facebook, email email@example.com or call 510-473-6110.
More info coming soon!
Good Morning! It's 8AM and everything's coming together for the swap. The car is loaded with donations of clothes and toys from friends, Sassy Family fans, and other organizations. All signs are printed to post on boxes and walls,
The plan is for me to be at East Park Community Center around 10-10:15, If you want to drop off swap items then, please do! However out doors won't open until 11AM.
Watch this blog post throughout the day to see pics and updates!
9:45--leaving now for the swap! See you there!
11:30--busy busy! Had a couple of people come in and drop off at 10:30 and we've been going strong ever since. Big thanks to Barbara for coming and helping us sort through toys and more!
12:30--So we got a family of 14 who desperately needed clothing for their youngest. This is why Sassy Family is here in Nashville. Helping families by any means necessary
1:35pm--all packed up now. Thanks so much to those who came and helped. Look out for our next swap in july
just a quick note about how excited I am about our next swap in Nashville this Saturday! We've received donations from Sassy Family fans all over the city and there is an excitement building! Look forward to seeing you on Saturday at East Park. If you want me to pick up a donation, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2nd is the date, Nashville! Sassy family just received a huge donation of toys that will be brought to our next swap so be ready! If you would like to donate gently used kids clothes and toys early, email at Sassyfamilyclothingswap@gmail.com and we'll pick it up for you!
See you in April!
Founder and Operator of the Sassy Family Craft Fair and the Sassy Family Kid's Clothing Swap