Clothes, books, toys, age-appropriate gear

Children's Clothing Exchange

Trade your child’s outgrown clothing, books, toys, and gear for age-appropriate items. If you do not have children’s items to trade, you can volunteer instead!

Item Exchange

Sign up using the contact info below and get 10 credits which you can exchange for anything in our selection!

To get more credits, you may exchange other items or volunteer. 

What we exchange

We exchange clothes, toys, school supplies and more! For the full list, see our PDF.

If you need something that is not on this list, reach out at

We will need

  1. Your contact information Intake form
  2. Your child’s birth certificate or health insurance card to prove that the child is yours.
  3. If you are pregnant, you will be asked to provide a letter from your doctor stating that you are pregnant.
  4. Some basic demographic information such as your gender and the age of your child

Where to find us

Our office is located in the basement of Old Baptist Church Cambridge. There is only metered parking at this site.

Call beforehand

Tara Riopelle 617-576-0039 (extension 1)

Tom Bingham


Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not. Our doors are open to anyone who believes that participating in our program will help them achieve financial self-sufficiency.

All Children’s Clothing Exchange members are required to adhere to these rules to ensure the continued success of the program:

  • First and foremost, have fun!
  • Program participants may not select children’s items for other people’s children.
  • You are welcome to visit the Exchange up to twice a month.
  • You may select up to ten articles of clothing per visit, if you have enough credits to do so.
  • You may select up to three pairs of shoes per visit.
  • You may select one piece of baby equipment per visit.
  • You may select one “basket full” of books and toys per visit with a ten-book limit.
  • Select only a reasonable amount of miscellaneous items such as diapers and wipes.
  • Be courteous and respectful to staff, volunteers, and other participating members.
  • Help us keep our shelves and racks neat.

Please Note: Solutions at Work reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who does not adhere to the above rules.

Unfortunately, we don’t currently have the capacity to pick up items at your home. We are seeking volunteers who could utilize their own vehicle to pick up items and transport them to the Children’s Clothing Exchange. Click here for more information about volunteering for Solutions at Work.

We have a large, cheerful play space at the Children’s Clothing Exchange that kids are welcome to use while their parents browse for items. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the play space.

Yes. We will provide you with a letter acknowledging your donation that may be used for tax purposes.