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Oct. 18, 2022

2Loops Families Need Your Help!

This late summer October has us out in the sun, enjoying the fall colours in tshirts and shorts... but the season has definitely changed and teacher Saya is taking one last tour through the kitchen this Friday to prepare some sweet fall treats and activities for the kids...

... while Ayumi and the 2Loops volunteers prepare for our Pop Up Shop on Saturday morning! 

It's just 2 weeks until Halloween!  Find tricks and treats at 203 - 950 West Broadway this Saturday, from 11am - 2pm, with the return of our in-real-life pop up shop! 

2loops has costumes, treat bags, and ABSOLUTELY everything you could possibly need for children 0 - 6... EVERYTHING! The donations weeks are over, and we're filled to the gills with toys and accessories for kids. <-- Allow images and take a look at all this stuff!

Our experiment in clothing swapping has definitely uncovered a major issue when it comes to keeping these items in circulation: everyone we know has too much!

That means we receive many more donations than we can pass on.

Does it mean there aren't any families who need good quality kids stuff...? 

That can't be right. We just need to find a broader audience... 


Can you help us reach out? 


We've been connecting with local mom-run businesses, like Haisai Japanese Treats, and the newly opened Main Street family place This World's Ours (check out their programs for kids and adults with alternate learning styles).

They're both run by Buddings alum and we know lots of families who have wide social networks. Can you help us spread the word? Find the event poster on Facebook (like and follow), and share it near and far!

As the Broadway manager Ayumi Kato is working hard to make things easier for moms, and her post on the 2loops Instagram, also explains why she's so passionate about 2loops. Check her story and tag a friend who can relate. Or forward them this newsletter!

If you know families with young kids, or places they might go, please invite them to the Pop Up Shop! And please come, yourself! Bring a friend! Stop in to chat with Ayumi, pick up fall finds, and help families. Everyone gets their first $10 free, and with enough stuff to last a lifetime, we're hoping to cycle another 500 items before the end of the year. 


Benefit Report coming soon


2Loops Family Store is an initiative of Buddings Daycare to promote the social benefit of raising awareness and providing opportunities for families to reduce waste. 

In 2021, we received a grant to take our clothing swaps online, and after a year in shop, we've learned a few things, but the project is hardly a booming success. Should we keep it up? Our company culture embraces change, and we're always looking for ways to improve. Our annual benefit report (and corporate tax return... :( is due at the end of the month, and in the interests of transparency, we'll be sharing it on the blog. Coming soon. 

 

Featured on the blog:

Fall Happy Hours
Scamps Pet Place
Pop-up shop on Oct. 22, 11 - 2
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