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The Swap It Party Fundraiser is an annual event organized by a group of BFIS Moms with the goal of raising funds for the Residencia Infantil Emmanuel (RIE). RIE It is a local foster home assisting families in need. To learn more about the important work they do visit: http://www.resi-rie.org/pagines/2/bvn2.htmlI This was the event’s 5th year running. It featured a wide range of activities to enjoy. There was a large clothing boutique, where guests could go to shop for new clothing, shoes and accessories for free. Upstairs there was an Vietnamese lunch buffet, and a silent Auction auction. Outside, on the terrace there was a station to have your nails done. In the garden there was a 1€ book sale and a cafe. The job of CAS students was to help out with either the boutique, the cafe, the kitchen, or cleaning up afterwards. Donations and business sponsors included, approximately 150 people participated, and 110 attended the event. Because of this, it was lucky that we had more than 30 volunteers. Altogether generous people within our community contributed more than 4030€ raised by the end of it. Additionally, aside from the funds raised, pounds and pounds of lightly used clothing were saved from being thrown out, and instead got taken to new homes.To sum it up, the Swap It Party was a super fun event for everyone who attended, and really successful in terms of how much money was raised to help the Residencia. The event was photographed by Kasia Gorka and Fabricio Carrijo of Umbu Photography -https://umbuphotography.com/ Written by Ella Ucer, Grade11