Gulfport’s free Clothing Swap takes place during the
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
on the second Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The swap takes place in the courtyard adjacent to the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. South.
Participants are invited to bring up to five gently used garments to exchange for vouchers that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants. Items may be for women, men or children. Gently used shoes and wardrobe accessories are also accepted. Please provide hangers for all garments to be used in the swap. For anyone interested, vouchers may also be purchased for $3 each.
Donations of clothing above the 5-garment limit are encouraged and accepted.
All additional donations should be contained in bags or boxes.
Cash donations are also accepted.
All cash collected, donated clothing, and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA).
CASA is a local non-profit organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence.
For more information on the clothing swap, contact Susan Blankenship at (727) 453-9093 or email
. In case of rain, please visit on the following month on the second Tuesday.
CASA’s Director of Advancement, Nicole Worthington, recognizes that factors such as fear of more violence and lack of financial or community resources often prevent people from leaving abusive situations.
“Once the courageous decision to leave is made, survivors often have no possessions. This is an opportunity for the community to come out and show support for some of our neighbors in their time of need, as they prepare to begin a new life. Simply go through your closets and pick out some gently used items. Then enjoy the swap, knowing that all remaining clothing will be donated to CASA to help others.”
Over 250 large bags of clothing and hundreds of dollars have been donated to CASA since the clothing swap was started in 2010.
The clothing swap is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, Gulfport Merchants Association and Peninsula Inn & Spa.
Gulfport’s Tuesday Fresh Market is a year-round event, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fresh bread, cheese, seafood, herbs, plants and flowers, desserts, nuts and granola, local honey, pet treats, hand-made soaps, local art, crafts, jewelry, bath and body products and much more. Over 60 vendors set up shop outdoors each Tuesday.
New vendors join the market place each week and live music is always featured.
The Fresh Market takes place every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during summer).
For more details about the Fresh Market, contact Susan Blankenship or Chris Spencer by email to
Visit the Fresh Market website at www.GulfportMA.com/FreshMarket.html or Fresh Market Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket.