Before the start of each sports season the first stop my family and I make is to the thrift store.
I excitedly put together a couple of boxes, threw in some pants and cleats that did not fit my son anymore, sent the boxes with my hubby to registration, and eagerly waited to hear how my experiment went.
I was sadly disappointed.
Although my son's items quickly disappeared no one contributed any items to the boxes.
None. Zero. Zilch. Not a single item.
The league had advertised the equipment exchanged and people had asked about the exchange but still, there the boxes sat. Empty. For 2 weeks straight.
Needless to say I was a bit discouraged and somewhat surprised. I thought for sure this would be something other parents would participate in.
But alas they did not.
I can't help but wonder if they just saw the hand-me-down part of it and not the eco-friendly, cost saving part of it.
My husband was very encouraging and reminded me that it takes time for new ideas to catch on.
Good Point Hubby!
So even though my spirit was dampened I am going to try it again next year and see if maybe, just maybe, I can get a few parents to participate.
Have you had success starting up these kinds of exchange programs? If so, I would love to hear your story and any pointers you may have!
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