A clothing swap will be held at the BC Salmon Farmers Association tomorrow to raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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A fundraising clothing swap will be held at the BCSFA offices

With just a couple of days left in their annual Five Easy Pieces fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the staff at the BC Salmon Farmers Association is looking forward to the final celebratory Clothing Swap and Shop.

Tomorrow, a fundraising clothing swap will be held at the BCSFA offices – and everyone is welcome to stop by and do a little ‘new-to-you’ shopping for women’s clothing, by donation, from 4-6 p.m. Recommended donation is $1 a piece.

“The clothing swap helps us raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation – but it’s also a happy celebration for our team now that they get to widen their wardrobe once again,” said Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director of the BCSFA. “There’s always so much enthusiasm around this fundraiser, the clothing sale is a great part of that.”

Throughout the month of April, each staff member at the association has worn just five pieces of clothing to work. Through pledges and the clothing swap, they hope to raise $5,000. This year, they’ve added the sale of Spread the Love wild flower seed bags to help them reach that goal.

“We all feel so personally connected to the work the Heart and Stroke Foundation is doing that it makes it a lot easier to complete the five-pieces challenge,” said Colleen Dane, Communications Manager. “That said – I think we’re all looking forward to a ‘change.’”

The association is now accepting donations of women’s clothing at their offices for the sale (Georgia Quay building, #201-909 Island Hwy.). All are welcome to contribute and attend the sale Thursday. Any leftover items will be donated to the Ann Elmore House.

For more information about the clothing swap, email info@salmonfarmers.org or phone (250) 286-1636. All are welcome, and donations are being accepted now.

The BCSFA represents salmon farm companies and those who supply services and supplies to the industry. Salmon-farming provides for 6,000 direct and indirect jobs while contributing $800-million to the provincial economy each year. For more information visit www.salmonfarmers.org