I think I heard (and said) the words “Oh, this is SOOO CUTE on you!” about a thousand times. A little embarrassing but hey, this is what happens when you put a bunch of women together in a big beautiful room full of clothes.
Saturday’s Happy S.W.A.P. was Stephanie’s (our Happiness Adventure Facilitator) baby and it felt like an ongoing catered event with new arrivals of yummies pouring in by the hour.
Women came in with stuff they were tired of and left with new treasures. They helped each other try clothes on (by the end, the little dressing room had become quasi obsolete as many of us walked around in our undies – no time to waste) and made suggestions such as “I used to wear it this way” – and “it looks really good with boots.”
Everything was tidied up by 5 so we could get ready for the movie but somehow, around 10, an impromptu “S.W.A.P. after hours” party took place as some people who hadn’t been there in the afternoon decided to go through all the bags while we cleaned up the room! And thus we had more “this is SO cute on you!” and more women in their undies.
And now, for the other exciting part of this program, we have TONS of great clothes to bring to the Friendship House, this week.
All in all, a success. To be repeated.