The Shawnee Mission Area Council (SMAC) PTA Clothing Exchange (CE) is open with new safety procedures in place for volunteers and shoppers.
The PTA-run Clothing Exchange is a shop-like resource that offers free used clothing and shoes to residents within the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) boundaries.
Shawnee Mission PTAs across the district fund and host donation drives to support the exchange. They provide support especially for some of the most high-demand items: new underwear and new socks for SMSD students. Each student enrolled in the Shawnee Mission School District may receive five new pairs of socks and five new pairs of underwear each semester. Proof of enrollment and ID are required.
Clothing Exchange volunteers work closely with school social workers and nurses to assist individual families and students with clothing needs. Students who receive post-high transition services partner with the CE to clean, sort, and organize items, as part of enhancing their job skills goals and providing needed services at the CE.
Info for Shoppers
The Clothing Exchange is open to shoppers, alternating weeks: Thursday evenings 4:30 to 7 p.m. / Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The CE is located at the Shawnee Mission Early Childhood Education Center, 6701 W. 83rd St. The entrance is in the back of the building at door #7.
COVID-19 protocol procedures are in place. Masks are required and the number of shoppers is limited to 10 at a time. A complete list of guidelines can be located at https://www.smac-pta.org/clothing-exchange
Info for Potential Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome at the Clothing Exchange. Those interested in volunteering should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info for Donations
Donations of gently used and clean items are welcomed, along with packages of new socks and underwear in all sizes. The items can be dropped off to the bins outside of Door #7 of the CE, or an appointment for donation drop-off can also be scheduled. Please reach out to email@example.com for assistance.