This past weekend was the first ever Airdrie back-to-school thrift-for-all kids clothing exchange. Over 100 Airdrie families were able to donate and pick out different clothes.
The point of the exchange was for families to donate clothes that their kids may not fit anymore while picking out new clothes that would be at no cost.
Cat Tyler hosted the event with David Dempsey, she is really happy with how everything turned out.
"We helped around 125 families all together. My goal was 100, so we reached that goal and surpassed it and I'm really happy about that."
It was a two-day event that took place at the Airdrie Lutheran Church, according to Tyler. Saturday was a busy day as AirdrieFEST was also taking place, while Sunday was slightly less busy.
Plenty of clothes were dropped off Saturday which was good as people who needed new clothes and did not have any to donate were able to visit Sunday and pick up what they needed.
In total, Tyler predicts over 40 bags of clothing was donated.
"It makes me happy to know that we helped so many people and that all the effort that it took wasn't for nothing."
Tyler hopes she is able to hold this event again next year.
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