So your daughter needs a new pair of winter boots and you are strapped with Christmas coming. Why not call around to friends and family and start an exchange. This can also be done on local message boards or online groups. I go to yahoo groups and Cafe mom and found local groups and they are doing it. You just list what you need or what you have to give and others respond to it.
Freecycle.com is another great way to find and give things. I encourage you to do a little research and find some great free stuff and in turn to give back and give some gently used items to others.
Create a Great Life!!