Kids Swap Shop at St Gregory’s Church 
Pre-loved clothes for fast growing kids.
Tuesdays in term time, 9-10am @ St. Gregory’s Church, Church Street, Dawlish
For latest dates and other information follow them on Facebook

How it works……. The Swap Shop are very pleased to accept donations of children’s outgrown clothes and shoes for boys and girls aged 0 to 16 years. For each item donated a ‘Swap Shop Ticket’ is given to the donor and these can be exchanged for items new to them from our good quality, clean and constantly replenished stock. No money changes hands.

Since they launched, just over a year ago, they have built up quite a few regular ‘swap shopping’ families where parents and grandparents are finding that it’s not only a great way to help in clothing their children more affordably, but also helps them to form more environmentally-friendly habits and ‘do their bit’ to help in protecting the planet by resourcing their children’s clothing in a more sustainable way. The Swap Shop hold sessions weekly from 9-10am on Tuesdays in
term time and aim to hold at least one Saturday session each term. To keep up with dates and times you’ll find them on Facebook as ‘Kids Swap Shop at St Greg’s’. During lockdown when families couldn’t visit a shoe shop, Roots, the Dawlish-based Community Enhancement group,
bought a couple of foot-size gauges for toddlers and juniors, to help parents make sure they were buying the right size shoes for their children when having to source them on the internet without any ‘trying on’. These have now been gifted to the Swap Shop. They are available to use every session (or to take home for a week on a loan) and are a valuable and welcome addition to the service.

So, if you have children or grandchildren, nephews or nieces, and they have grown out of any of their clothes or
shoes without wearing them out, please consider donating these items to Swap Shop. The Swap Shop would especially welcome items for age 5 and over. Any surplus items ‘sticking around’ are donated on to CR2EE (Christian Response for Eastern Europe) who take them for the families they help in Moldova, Europe’s poorest
country. The Swap Shop also donates any surplus of baby clothes to help out the Teignmouth Baby Bank.

Please tell all your families, friends and neighbours about Swap Shop and point them in this direction – they can be sure of a warm welcome and they can help save money too! And, lastly, if you’d just like to see how they operate then please visit one Tuesday morning and take a look for yourself.