New Hours as of March 1 - Monday 11-2 pm and Tuesday - Saturday 11-3 pm
Working in the shop is a fun and productive way to become involved in the community. You will meet new people and learn new skills, forming personal bonds within a supportive team. Volunteers work 3-hour shifts in the store, either in the morning or afternoon, every other week.
Volunteers are actively making contributions to the health and well-being of local women and children through the charitable work of the Women's Exchange. Since our founding in 1962, we have contributed over $1 million to more than 80 organizations that benefit women and children in the greater local community.
The Fairfield Women's Exchange is a member of the National Federation of Woman's Exchanges. The first Exchange started in 1832 to provide women with a means of earning a living from their handiwork. We provide a marketplace for artisans to sell their high quality goods.n We are also a top destination for children's clothing and toys, as well as home goods, women's accessories and clothing and a wide variety of gifts! We are able to support the community thanks to the amazing group of volunteers who run the Exchange.
Our mission is two-fold: by providing a showcase for various forms of art, we are helping the creators help themselves. Second, by donating our proceeds to charities that promote the mental and physical well-being of women and children, we are providing assistance to those striving to remake their lives.
The first Women's Exchange started in 1832 to provide impoverished women with an outlet to earn money for their handwork. The concept was to help women help themselves. This concept caught on and Exchanges began to pop up across the country, many of which are still in business today.
The Fairfield Women's Exchange is a not-for-profit organization managed and staffed by volunteers. Currently we have over 50 volunteers, and we are always happy to welcome new women to our team.