Posts Tagged ‘stuff swap’

Historical Greenpoint Reformed Church Drum. Circa 1848

Historical Greenpoint Reformed Church Drum. Circa 1848

Sound the drums folks. Bam. Bam. BAM… Last Saturday Craig’s Kitchen hosted our first fundraising event (Yeah!) and it was a super success!

People searching for swaps

People searching for swaps

The Stuff Swap was a combination of recession-busting “shopping”, fund-raising for the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, and general community-building.

Swapping stuff at teh Greenpoint reformed Church

Swapping stuff at the Greenpoint Reformed Church

People participated by bringing some great stuff they no longer used or wanted.  And then taking other stuff that they wanted/needed. It was a solid swap event. There was great books–fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and more, cool kitchenware, some furniture, and clothes, clothes, clothes. (I personally scored a cool new jacket, a couple of fancy “work” blouses, new plates for the house, a crazy nice serving platter, a new grill, and some great new cookbooks. My boy scooped up even more great finds…)

People checking out the stuff

People checking out the stuff

If you missed the good times and great finds, no worries because the event was such a stunning success, so there will most likely be many more swaps in the future.

Baked goods provided by dessert Corps

Baked goods provided by the newly launched Dessert Corps

The Dessert Corps provided yummy treats to fortify “shoppers”.  There was Carmel Corn, Cheddar-Jalapeno Corn Muffins, Sweet Cherry Corn Muffins, Bacon Corn Muffins, Apple Pie Bars, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Cupcakes.

What would Obama do?

What would Obama do?

If you would like to see more pictures from the event (and the soup kitchen), check out this Flickr set.


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Stuff Swap

Come celebrate the recession with some old fashioned “trading”!

Next Saturday January 24th, 2009 we are hosting a stuff swap at the Greenpoint Church to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen!

Here’s the deal:

You bring your old stuff you don’t want, and you can take home some new (to you) stuff.

Or you can leave your old stuff and just hang out and drink coffee with us and snack on tasty baked goods.

Learn about the volunteer opportunities at the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen. Find out how you can help support the weekly meal or neighborhood food pantry. Sign up to help.


Saturday Jan 24, 1pm-4pm

Greenpoint Church
136 Milton St, between Manahattan and Franklin (1 block from Greenpoint Ave G train, or B61 and B43 buses)

$10 suggested donation (all are welcome!)

FREE coffee!  Baked goods too!

All proceeds to benefit the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen!

As always, don’t hesitate to give us a holler of you have any questions.
Hope to see you all soon.

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