Community Closet: Monthly Clothing Swap at Silver Bay Harbor Association in Toms River
September 3, 2021 – 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Looking for a unique and rewarding way to refresh your wardrobe? Have you ever wanted to try out a new type of clothing but felt uncertain spending money on something that is new to you? Here is your chance to try new things in a safe and cost-free environment. This no-cost, pop-up boutique event is queer organized and OPEN TO EVERYONE.
Following spirited participation in a Pride month clothing swap held earlier this summer, Cassie Provinzano, 21, of Toms River, has decided to form Community Closet, a new organization hosting monthly clothing swaps by the beach in the Silverton section of Toms River. “After the overwhelmingly positive engagement with our first event, I saw a need for this type of community resource,” said Provinzano.
Community Closet’s events offer community members and allies a chance to give their once-cherished garments a new life while trying out and trying on new styles. We especially encourage those interested in finding more gender-affirming clothing to come to check out this event.
Ms. Provinzano, a Kean University education major, conceived the idea because she has “always been interested in fashion and events that bring people together without involving money.”
“Recently, I was thinking about Pride and realized that a clothing swap would be a perfect event to invite those who are interested in exploring gender-affirming clothing in a safe space without needing to spend money to do so.”
Along with being a great way to give clothes a second life, this free event is a groovy way to make fashion more sustainable for anyone. Clothing donations are not required but that old piece in your closet might be exactly what someone is looking for!