We-Heart-Humans holds weekend clothing exchange

Local women sort through a large selection of clothing during a clothing exchange put on Sunday by we Heart Humans, a local community and charitable initiative begun on Facebook. - Submitted Photo

By MorinvilleNews.com Staff

Morinville – Approximately 40 local women got together Sunday afternoon to swap clothes and to help support a couple of charities. The Woman’s Clothing Exchange, put on by the anonymously-run Morinville group We-Heart-Humans, was held at the Dance Connections studio on 100 Street. The local business donated the use of their facility for the event which offered local woman an opportunity to drop off their gently used clothing in exchange for items they would use themselves.

Items left over at the end of the two-hour event were packed up and donated to the Youth Emergency Shelter Society and The Candora Society of Edmonton. The initiative ended up with three boxes and nine large garbage bags filled with clothing, shoes, coats, dresses and garment accessories. Items were sorted according to the needs of the two agencies.

We Heart Humans is a new campaign started in Morinville and gaining some traction via social media outlets, including Facebook. The idea, according to the group’s Facebook page, is “to provide opportunities for good works and community involvement with no greater agenda than to just do good!”

The group’s online administrator said they did not realize how many people wanted to help local charities in the community but had no idea how to start. “This page will promote any type of charity events/community events/educational events for humans by humans,” reads the group’s Facebook page.