Tara Daystar of La Leche League of Floyd and Tamara Slife of CHIP will be hosting a swap meet on Wednesday, July 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at New River Community Action. Floyd families are invited to donate and exchange gently used clothing, baby supplies, children’s items and books for adults and children.  The SWAP is a joint effort between La Leche League of Floyd and CHIP, with the goal of building community and helping parents access different forms of local support.

Tables will be set out to display items families wish to swap. Individuals interested in swapping, please contact Tamara Slife at (540) 357-0044 to reserve a table at NRCA in Floyd. Please make sure items are in clean, ready-to-use condition.

This event is also open to Individuals who have nothing to swap but are in need of some used baby, maternity, or children’s items.  Just show up!

In addition to swapping items, participants can enjoy learning about Floyd’s new free breastfeeding resource, La Leche League of Floyd, as well as the free parent support group, CHIP of Floyd.

Certified Parent Educator Tamara Slife will be available to answer any questions about the challenges of parenting, how to help best prepare your children for school success, and to answer questions about how CHIP supports parents in their parenting journey.  

Accredited LLL leader Tara Daystar will be offering breastfeeding support to interested families, answering questions and providing information about future LLL events. Pregnant mothers are encouraged to come, as pregnancy is a great time to prepare for breastfeeding success.

CHIP is a free, non-profit service to support parents in being their children’s most important teacher, how to better understand their children and their children’s developmental needs, learn how to keep their children healthy and safe, and learn how to help their children have a positive and successful future. CHIP also provides developmental screenings, health screenings, counseling, play groups, goal achievement, money management, positive discipline techniques, and free children’s books. CHIP of Floyd can be reached via email at tslife@nrcaa.org or via phone at 540-357-0044.

La Leche League groups provide peer-to-peer breastfeeding support, parent connection and education in the community.  La Leche League chapters are all completely volunteer run, each facilitated by an accredited LLL leader. In addition to monthly meetings, LLL of Floyd provides breastfeeding resources and support via phone, email and in person consultation.  Thanks to the generosity of local donors, LLL of Floyd has been instrumental in increasing breastfeeding literary resources at the Jessie Peterman Library. La Leche League of Floyd can be reached via email at lalechefloyd@gmail.com or via phone at 540-929-1033 or via the website www.floydlll.com.

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