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Swapadventure free exchanges help families get what they need

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

For two Mount Prospect moms, creating Swapadventure was a no-brainer.

"We have families save a lot of money by getting a jacket for their child or a toy even or something that, oh my gosh, I was looking for this at the store and now I'm able to get it for free," co-founder Maggie Pawelko said. "It's just a wonderful time to save money.

Swapadventure is a free exchange of kids' clothes, furniture, toys and more.

"We have moms that have their own Swap Adventure baskets because they have their kids put in stuff and bring to our swapping events," Pawelko told FOX 32 News.

At a Swapadventure event, items are laid out for the pickings. Picture Black Friday – except everything is free and there is no limit on how much you can give or receive.

Since October, Pawelko and co-founder Angelika Babich have hosted eleven Swapadventure gatherings at neighborhood businesses. The events attracted hundreds of families, who found out about them by word of mouth and social media.

"It's very helpful because we post a picture of our event so families get to see them and they share it with their friends," Babich said.

Angelika and Maggie have three children each. They've been friends since high school. Now they're both stay at home moms, showing other moms how to save money - and more.

"We also help businesses bring members to their door," Babich told FOX 32.

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