A group of Ferndale parents are bringing a unique fundraising idea back for a second year this weekend with the second annual Clothing Swap to benefit the John F. Kennedy School PTA.
Krista Johnston, the PTA's fundraising chairperson, came up with the idea for the ladies-only event as a chance for attendees to liven up their winter wardrobe and have a fun night out all while benefiting local students.
The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Loving Touch. Guests bring currently fashionable, new or slightly used ladies clothing, accessories, shoes, and purses to the event, and volunteers will arrange the donations while guests indulge in desserts and receive free mini spa services.
Guests will then shop the clothing donations and take home whatever suits them - for free. All leftover items will be donated to a local women’s shelter.
The cover charge for the event is $20 and guests must bring a minimum of five fashionable clothing items to enter the swap. All funds raised go to JFK’s PTA, which helps "pick up the slack" for school needs such as band instruments and assemblies.
Johnston, who is the co-owner of the Woodward Avenue Brewers, the Emory and the Loving Touch, started the event last year as a way to make fundraising more "fun" for parents and the community. She said that event was a "huge success."
Free services include make-up and nail polish changes by Rouge, chair massages by Essential Massage Therapy, henna hand art by Alchemy and hair by Flip. Desserts are provided by Pinwheel Bakery, Treat Dreams and The Purple Kitchen.
Psychic readings will be provided by Boston Tea Room for a nominal fee.
Clothing drop-off is from 6-7 p.m. and shopping starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp. This is a ladies-only, 21 and over event.
For more information, email Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the event listing here.