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San Diego, CA (June 19, 2012) – For the first time, the Parent Connection will put on their wildly popular Family Swap Meet in June. For years, local parents have flocked to the annual spring and fall swap meets to find great deals for infants, children and expectant parents, including new and used baby clothing, handcrafted gifts, toys, strollers, car seats, high chairs, play pens and other furniture. This first summer Swap Meet will be held at Canyon Crest Academy on Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Early Sunday morning, hundreds of local parents will line up outside Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley. The first 500 shoppers to arrive will receive free reusable shopping bags along with information and coupons for local businesses. Jennifer Ott, a local mother of twins, remarks, “It seems like such a waste of money to spend a lot of money on kids’ clothes that won’t fit anymore in six months. I love buying used items and then selling or giving them away for someone else to use after me.” Renee Zau, the Parent Connection board chairperson, notes, “By passing along our outgrown baby and kids’ products rather than dumping them at the landfill we are helping our members save money locally while being environmentally friendly and preventing the negative impact of unnecessary packing materials, boxes, and transportation.”
Allan Company will provide recycling of beverage containers, paper and cardboard for the event. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase from a local gourmet food truck. More4Families will provide a nursing and rest station for moms and babies who need to take a break in the shade. When the Swap Meet winds down, local charity United Cerebral Palsy’s trucks will arrive to pick up any unsold items that vendors choose to donate.
Mark your calendar now for the Parent Connection Family Swap Meet that will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130, located in Carmel Valley. Admission is $2 per person; children under age 12 are free. Proceeds from the Swap Meet provide funding for parenting workshops and benefit the Parent Connection’s Community Resource Fund, which supports families in crisis throughout San Diego.
About Parent Connection
The Parent Connection is a non-profit parenting support network sponsored by Scripps Health that provides support in the form of parenting classes, playgroups, special events and an active online network. Since its inception in 1980, local families have relied on the Parent Connection to guide them through the maze of parenthood. Membership in the Parent Connection is open to all San Diego families. For more information, visit http://www.sandiegoparent.com.