In an effort to support our commitment to sustainability and community, GFA has launched the Uniform Exchange, where clean and gently used school uniform clothes can be donated and families can find usable items in good condition as an alternative to purchasing new. Families may donate or browse throughout the year as their students grow and preferences evolve. All transactions are free. Families need not have made a donation before taking available items.
Items currently available in the Exchange include blazers, sweaters/sweatshirts/fleeces, skirts and jumpers, short and long-sleeved tops, shorts and pants, GFA ties, and miscellaneous GFA logo athletic wear.
Hours and Location
The Uniform Exchange is adjacent to the theater in the Hartwell Performing Arts Center. Enter through the McGrath Gallery and the Exchange is located to the right of the theater as you face the theater entrance.
The Exchange will be open for the following hours:
- Fri., Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to noon
- Mon., Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to noon
- Tues., Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to noon
- Wed., Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
During the school year, the exchange will be open three mornings and one afternoon per week, exact times TBA. If your schedule prohibits visiting during open times, you may email to arrange for a time to meet.
Guidelines for Clothing Donations
Donations may be brought to the Exchange during open hours or dropped off at the main security desk.
The Uniform Exchange is accepting:
- Clean, unstained, gently used uniform bottoms, dresses, skirts, jumpers, tops, and sweaters; GFA fleeces, sweatshirts, and jackets
- Navy blazers (now is a good time to go through your child’s closet to see if they’ve outgrown a blazer from a previous year that can be donated), GFA ties, GFA belts
The Uniform Exchange does NOT currently accept:
- Used GFA socks or hats
- Black blazers
- Suit pants
- Tan/khaki skirts
- General clothing allowed for upper school students, such as jeggings, leggings (except those that are worn under uniform skirts), jeans, non-GFA sweats, non-uniform tops, dresses, and skirts
- Clothing with
- Grease marks, paint, pen marks, or other stains
- Underarm discoloration
- "Ring around the collar"
- Frays or holes
- Heavy wear and fading
- Personalization (items with a name printed or embroidered on them)