To get things going, tonight from 9-10 p.m. EST, there is a Twitter Party thanks to Celebrate Green!, Green Halloween, Kiwi Magazine, EcoMom Alliance, Practically Green, Swap.com, and hosted by The Smart Mama! Make sure you RSVP to win prizes.
Here is the Charlotte, NC Costume Swap info in case you want to participate locally:
Get your Halloween off to a “Green” start at Charlotte’s Green Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 8th. Don’t buy new this year – save some money and help green our community by swapping out your children’s gently used costumes.
Hosted by Natural Luxe and Atherton Mill and Market, this is a great opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and support your local farmers and vendors. We will have goody bags filled with great discounts and offers from our sponsors for the 1st 50 swappers to arrive.
Green Fact from Use Less Stuff – If half the costumes kids wear each year were swapped, we could reduce the annual waste by 6,250 tons, equivalent to 2500 mid-size cars!
Drop off costumes September 15th – October 5th
at the following Charlotte locations.
Keller Williams Realty SouthPark – 2115 Rexford Road 704-602-0400
Belly Elan – 9816 Rea Rd – Shops at Blakeney 704-544-3226
Eco-licious – 1916 Commonwealth Ave 704-966-7030
Atherton Market – 2104 South Boulevard – Open Tuesday 3 pm – 7 pm Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm and Saturday 9 am – 2 pm
We also have two special event opportunities for you to donate your costumes
All About Baby Charlotte – September 11th
Green Jeans Consignment Shopping Event 17105 Kenton Drive, Cornelius, NC Green Halloween Drop Off Times: Tuesday, September 20, 9am-8pm Wednesday, September 21, 9am-3pm Thursday, September 22, 9am-8pm Friday, September 23, 9am-6pm Saturday, September 24, 8am-3pm
The deadline to submit costumes is October 5th. Feel free to contact Jennifer with Natural Luxe at 704-904-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are accepting gently used children’s costumes. For every costume you donate, you will receive a ticket to swap out for a new one. We will gladly take donations of costumes too and help you clear some space in your home!
Join us Saturday October 8th at Atherton Mill Market 2104 South Boulevard, Charlotte
From 10am – 12pm swappers who have donated a costume will be able to pick out a “new” costume, after 12pm the swap will be open to the public to select a costume. All costumes left after the swap is over will be donated to a local charity.
For the kids – Children between ages 1-13 can enter the ChicoBag 4th annual Trick-or-Treat Bag Design Contest.