The Ivanhoe community does not have any affordable, and convenient places to obtain items like books, clothes, toys, and furniture, in one place. Many of Ivanhoe’s residents rely on the bus system or walking for transportation, making it difficult to visit multiple locations and carry items from those stores.
Our proposal is a neighborhood “drop and swap” system. A drop and swap allows residents to “drop” their once needed items, and “swap” them with items they currently need. It’s a beneficial exchange that promotes recycling of clothing and other items within the community. It builds relationships and unity between residents.