Swap Your Gently Used Toys at Temple Sholom

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

teddy1.jpgNow that the mountains of wrapping paper and boxes have been cleared, you may be wondering where to stash the remaining mounds of new, and pre-existing, toys, several of which may have been duplicated and triplicated following the holidays.
Why not take them along to the Great West Essex Toy Swap, on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Temple Sholom of West Essex? There, you’ll be able to give those toys, which should be newish or gently used, a loving home, and perhaps even exchange them for other toys for free.
The Toy Swap was born out of a suggestion by Greg Gutbezahl, a graphic designer in Bloomfield, and was embraced by the good, community-minded folk at Temple Sholom.

If you’re interested in helping, the Toy Swap is looking for volunteers for the swap committee. Click here to send your details.
Please check the site for updates closer to the time.
Meanwhile, here are some dates to mark on your brand new 2010 calendar:
What: The Great West Essex Toy Swap
When: Feb. 20 – drop off toys after 4pm in exchange for coupons of varying value which can be used to pick up new toys at no charge on the following day
Feb. 21 — the Toy Swap – from 10am to 3pm.
Where: Temple Sholom of West Essex
760 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1229


  1. POSTED BY HidingInBaristaville  |  December 29, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    This is a GREAT idea. Gutbezahl is one of Bloomfield’s finest!

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And we can get this project completed in time for Montclair's sesquicentennial when we can stick a fork into historic preservation as a public policy.

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