Host an ‘Exchange for Change’ party and have fun, share with friends and re-vamp your wardrobe for next to nothing.

Kicking off on 1st September 2009, ‘Exchange for Change’ asks women across Australia to host clothes swap parties to raise money for those less fortunate. Women get together with friends and colleagues to swap clothing items that are no longer loved, wanted or worn. Voluntary donations from the events will go directly to Oxfam Australia’s invaluable work both in Australia and overseas.

Participants can host their own party at anytime and anywhere that suits them in Australia during September 2009. With easy online directions, friends, family and colleagues can organise a fun event, be it at home, in the office or at their mothers club or book club, and create a new look for their wardrobes at virtually no cost.

“As the credit crunch hits all of us, frugality is fashion forward and thrift is the new cool. We are simply asking women to rid themselves of clothes that they no longer want and get a new look for next to nothing. Supporters also know that they’re helping to provide a brighter future for those less fortunate,” says Exchange for Change founder Kris McIntyre.

“We all experience tough times, but for some of us it’s much tougher than others. For a small contribution, we can make a big impact on the world we live in. If even 5,000 women contribute $30 each, we could raise as much as $150,000 towards Oxfam Australia’s work to stamp out global poverty.”

Sounds like a good way to do a good deed and go nuts on a new wardrobe. Check out www.oxfam.org.au/exchangeforchange for details.

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