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Clothing swap helps out three organizations

Denton activist and local community market founder Kati Trice and Denton-conscious locals Emily Rozell and Michelle Lynn want you to clean out your closet and dog-ear that $5 bill.

That’s all you have to do to participate in the Denton Charity Clothing Swap, where participants can “shop” for cool and gently worn women’s and children’s clothing, as well as bags, scarves, jewelry and costumes.

The swap will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1401 Egan St. However, all clothing must be dropped off by tonight on the porch at that address, 203 E. Third St. or 1406 Austin St.

Participants should stow their goods in 13-gallon kitchen trash bags. The donor’s name should be written on a piece of paper inside each bag.

Then, on Friday and Saturday, donors can take home an equivalent amount of clothing, or less — based on the number of bags they brought.

Admission is $5. The proceeds and leftover items will benefit the Denton Community Market, a local bazaar in the parking lot of the Historical Park of Denton County, on Saturdays during the spring, summer and fall seasons; I Heart Denton, a local organization that provides needy Denton residents with basics such as working air conditioning, box fans and other seasonal utility needs; and Denton County Friends of the Family, a nonprofit that helps the victims of relationship violence.

For more information, search for “Denton Charity Clothes Swap” on Facebook.

— Lucinda Breeding