A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

Recycling Fair

Please join the Recycling and Waste Reduction Committee for the 2018 Recycling Fair

April 24-26, 8:15 am — 5:00pm, CFS Gym

What is the Recycling Fair? – A clothing swap, that’s what! Open to all units of CFS and adults, the Recycling Fair is a place to bring the like-new items you no longer wear and shop the items that others have brought. All sizes of clothes, accessories, and shoes are welcome.

Donation Drop-Off

  • Donations will be accepted Friday, April 20th and Monday, April 23rd. Clothes can be delivered to the Gym at drop off, 8:15 - 9:00 am, and pick up, 3:00 - 3:45 pm.
  • New this year: because we are kicking off the Fair on Spring Sports Day we encourage everyone to bring Sports shoes, clothes, and accessories.
  • Warm weather clothes are best; the Recycling Fair has gotten so large that we need a way to keep it under control. Who knows, if this goes well, maybe we’ll have one in early fall, too!
  • Clothes that are in like new condition are what we want. Items with holes, that are torn or have stains should take a detour to your home’s rag bag.
  • Presorted clothes are greatly appreciated. As you are gathering clothes to bring to the Fair, if possible take a few minutes to sort them for us. Paper bags are great! They can be stacked, labeled, and even stapled closed! Place ES girl clothes in one bag, US boy’s in another. You get the picture.
  • Books will be accepted. All books should be in excellent condition. Leftover books will be delivered to Book Harvest.
  • No toys or household items. Unfortunately, we just can’t manage these items.

Shopping at the Fair

April 24-26, $5 will allow you to fill a bag. If you brought a donation then it’s $2.50 per bag. Please do not send money to school with LS children. Even though they may have the opportunity to come by the Fair during the school day they will not be able to shop at that time. Please make arrangements to come by the Fair with your LS/ES children before or after school.

How you can help

We can’t do this without lots of volunteers! Besides bringing in clothes and books there are many volunteer opportunities available. Students are welcome to help as well. If you like, choose a shift your child can attend as well. Shifts are available all day long, including before and after school.

Serving the greater community

For the last few years we have invited local refugee families to join us to shop the Fair for free. There are, however, many more in our community in need that are not able to attend. In the past, we have obtained individual needs and provided lists of first names and sizes of people who need clothes (children and adults). Stop by the Fair to shop for yourself and for those that can’t be there in person.