Caldwell-West Caldwell Students Score Free Stuff at 'Swaptacular'
James Caldwell High School's Environmental Protection Club holds second swap event.
It's kind of like a yard sale, but everything is free. It's sort of a swap, however you don't have to give something to take something.
The James Caldwell High School Environmental Protection Club held its second "Swaptacular" of the school year Tuesday afternoon, where students brought an assortment of items they no longer needed or wanted — including books, CDs, games and jewelry — and laid them out on the cafeteria tables after school. The high school library also provided a cart-full of free books.
The teens were welcome to browse and take whatever they wanted from about 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
The first "Swaptacular" was held in December, according to club president Malek Ismail.
"It's just a way to keep things out of landfills," Ismail said.
The junior seemed content with his found treasures — books, CDs and hundreds of blocks to bring home to his younger siblings.
Club advisor Karen Browne said any items that were left at the end would be donated to charity.