Swap Shop

Student swap shopMission, Value, and Outcomes Statement:

The Champlain College Swap Shop aims to provide a welcoming forum for members of our campus community to donate, exchange, and take home items free of charge. We are committed to environmental and economic justice, recognizing that there can never be an assumption of someone's financial or life circumstances and that every person should have adequate access to basic amenities, such as clothing and food, as part of their personal journey towards a dignified existence. All of our items are gleaned from donations, waste collection days, and community partnerships as a way to both divert waste from landfills and educate members of the campus community about creative ways to repurpose items. Campus community members will be provided with workshops and tools for repurposing, and through this upcycling and recycling of materials, we aim to demonstrate an ecological understanding of, and deep gratitude for, the earth's finite resources.

Purpose:

  • to divert otherwise unwanted materials from the landfill
  • to have a space where the Champlain Community can find items they need for free/swap (clothing, books, games, small housewares)
  • to have a space to host upcycling/craft workshops

Location: Skiff 011

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm on a self-service model. Please turn off the lights when you leave. Students will be monitoring the space on a daily basis. 

To make a donation: please leave in the Swap Shop (Skiff 011), in the donation bin or on the table. See our accepted donation list below.

Contact us: sustainchamplain@champlain.edu 


Swap Shop list of allowed donation items:

CLOTHES: Must be CLEAN, without stains. No torn fabric, please. Try making simple repairs before donating.

SHOES: Wearable shoes

NO OPENED PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS If the item suggests contact with the body, cannot be washed, is open, DO NOT DONATE!! For example hairbrushes, combs, makeup, body lotion (even if unopened), sitz bath, bandages, etc

SEASONAL DECORATIONS ARE WELCOME

HOUSEHOLD:

  • Glasses, bottles, vases, mugs, china - Must be intact. NO NICKS, NO BREAKS.
  • No items with missing lids
  • SILVERWARE
  • NO sheets or bedding

ELECTRICAL:

  • If donating lamps, they MUST BE WORKING. Nothing with missing plugs. Make sure a bulb is available for testing.
  • No large hanging chandeliers or ceiling fans

FURNITURE: NO furniture (with cloth)

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT

  • PORTABILITY is the key here.
  • MUST be less than 5 years old.

JEWELRY: No earrings

NO ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS.

TOYS: Clean and in good condition

BOOKS & MAGAZINES VIDEOS, CDS, VHS TAPES

NO LUGGAGE - handbags and briefcases are OK

NO PLANTS - GARDEN OR HOUSE

NO ELECTRONICS unless small AND IN WORKING CONDITION e.g., clock-radios

NO COMPUTER MONITORS OR LARGE TVS