Bay Area’s Competitive Gymnastics, Head Over Heels, Hosts Peace.Love.Swap Event on Dec. 18

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Bay Area athletic arts school, Head Over Heels, is hosting a Peace.Love.Swap event on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. The Peace.Love.Swap event aims to keep perfectly reusable items out of landfills and to donate to local charities by producing fun, affordable and family friendly swaps on an ongoing basis. Participants can bring their gently used and clean baby, toddler, kid and maternity items to the swap and will be able to pick up items that they need. The event provides an earth-friendly opportunity for parents to get rid of clothing, books, toys, and other items their children have outgrown and get the next size up. Peace.Love.Swap charges $5 to participate in the swap and is free for those who can volunteer at the event.

Bay Area’s competitive gymnastics at Head Over Heels (HOH) will be offering Open Gym time at the event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a fee of $10, or $5 for swap participants. For safety purposes, Open Gym will be capped at 40 children and participation is on a first come, first serve basis.

“The open gym time is a great way to keep children occupied while parents pick out items,” says Diedra Bassel of HOH.

Participants can drop off items between 11 a.m. and noon. Peace.Love.Swap would like the items washed before drop off and all clothing items should be on hangers except for pants, shorts and skirts for newborn through 18 month sizes. Left over items at the end of the event will be donated to the Emeryville Community Action Project, an organization that gives much needed items away to those less fortunate. Peace.Love.Swap is held quarterly at the gym.

To learn more about how the swap works, go to

For information on the Bay Area’s kid’s gymnastics and other services at Head Over Heels, call (510) 250-3715 or visit them online at Head Over Heels is located at 4701 Doyle St. Bldg. F in Emeryville. For important driving and parking information go to or call the gym.

About Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels Athletic Arts, is an organization that has provided positive athletic experiences to toddlers, children, teens, and adults in the Bay Area since 1977. Their goal is to improve students’ quality of life by helping them to achieve their individual athletic goals while instilling a life-long love of being physically active by showing them how fun it can be to work out at a young age.

HOH programs include toddler & preschool gymnastics, recreational gymnastics, competitive gymnastics and special needs gymnastics, recreational and pre-performance circus arts, dance, trampoline, tumbling, and martial arts. HOH also offers seasonal and parent organized camps, birthday parties, field trips, Friday night Parent’s Night Out and regular physical education and gymnastic classes for several local preschools.


Diedra Bassel