Curb-Side Clothing Processing Project

A Volunteer and Service Hour opportunity to support the SMAC-PTA Clothing Exchange

What:  Check out 2-4 bags of donated clothing that need to be processed and then return ready to go

How:    Watch the quick instructional video here:

When: Pick up times:

  • Wednesday, September 9th 3:30-5:30

  • Thursday, September 10th 3:30-5:30

Drop Off times:

  • Wednesday, September 16th 3:30-5:30

  • Thursday, September 17th 3:30-5:30

Where: Broadmoor Center - Early Childhood Education Center

              6701 W. 83rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66204

Drive around to the back of the building to Door #6

              Do Not Enter the building at the front door

Questions: smacce@smac-pta.org

- All clothes are already washed and clean

- Remove price tag and safety pin, tag can be thrown away and collect pins

- Remove safety pins from hanger, collect all the pins in a baggie and return them with the clothes

- Check for stains, holes, missing buttons, and functioning zippers.  Set aside any unusable items and return them in a separate bag from the usable items.

- Use safety pins to keep “sets of clothes” together- i.e. matching tops and pants

- Keep clothes on their hangers

- Re-bag all items ready to be hung up in the shop or folded ready for hanging

- On average it takes 30 minutes to process one bag

The Clothing Exchange is made possible with SMSD PTA volunteers, in addition to monetary donations. It is staffed 100%, by volunteer parents and families within our district, and each PTA Unit in the district donates money to be used to buy new underwear and socks.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Sort donations -- Hang donations -- Assist shoppers

Each PTA Unit has an assigned volunteer day; however, anyone is welcome to volunteer more often! Elementary schools are assigned from 8:30-11:00am. Middle school and High school are assigned evening shifts from 4:30-7:00pm. 

Tips for volunteering:

Arrive 30 minutes before shopping area opens.

Elementary schools - send 4 volunteers.

Middle School - 4 volunteers. If sending students, please ensure one adult for every 2 students.

High School - send 4 volunteers .

It is the responsibility of the volunteers to make arrangements for substitutes.

Do you know of a group needing service hours or interested in a tour? Contact:

Your local PTA



El intercambio de ropa se hace posible con los voluntarios de SMSD PTA, además de las donaciones monetarias. Cuenta con personal 100%, padres voluntarios y familias dentro de nuestro distrito, y cada Unidad de PTA en el distrito dona dinero para comprar ropa interior y calcetines nuevos.

Oportunidades para voluntarios:

Ordenar donaciones: suspender donaciones, ayudar a los compradores

Cada unidad de PTA tiene un día de voluntario asignado; sin embargo, ¡cualquier persona es voluntaria para ser voluntaria más a menudo! Las escuelas primarias se asignan de 8: 30-11: 00am. La escuela secundaria y la escuela secundaria se les asigna turnos vespertinos de 4: 30-7: 00pm.   (Enlace al calendario de fechas 2019-2020).

Consejos para el voluntariado:

Llegue 30 minutos antes de que se abra el área de compras.

Escuelas primarias: envíe 4 voluntarios.

Escuela Media - 4 voluntarios. Si envía estudiantes, asegúrese de contar con un adulto por cada 2 estudiantes.

High School: envía 4 voluntarios.

Es responsabilidad de los voluntarios hacer arreglos para los sustitutos.

¿Conoces a un grupo que necesita horas de servicio o está interesado en un recorrido?


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