Women’s All Size Tigard Swap June 18th


From Barbara Bomar of the Tigard All Size Swap:
The Tigard all size swap is this Monday, June 18th at 7pm sharp. Please get there at least 10 min’s early to ensure we can start in a timely manner.  Please spread the word and if people are interested, have them email me, Barbara Bomar at tigardpetiteswap@yahoo.com so I can add them to the list! All unswapped clothes will go to another great organization this month; Cindy will share on Monday but most likely the women’s shelter or rape crisis center downtown. I will also share an email from the organization we donated to last month. The orphanages in Honduras were SOOOO appreciative!! Very exciting that we were able to help out in another country; you can even view pictures on FB of items being distributed from our swap group!
  
THIS WILL BE OUR LAST SWAP UNTIL SEPTEMBER. We will be taking the month of July and August off and will resume the 3rd Monday in September. I will do my best to send out a reminder email those months that we will NOT be meeting. Hopefully everyone can make it this month, spread the word and invite your friends!

See info. below if this is your first swap!
Bring clothes/shoes/accessories that you no longer love but are still clean and in good condition to our May swap.What: All size women’s/teens clothing swap (it’s FREE!)
When: Monday June 18th at 7pm (Always the 3rd Monday of every month)
Where: Colossae Church, located in Park 217, you’ll see a blue sign outfront that say’s “Colossae”. Address is 12176 SW Garden Pl, Tigard, OR 97223.What to bring: Bring only CLEAN womens clothing – thanks for washing up everything you bring:). Also bring any accessories, shoes, purses, and other wearable items. Bring bags to take your new clothes home with you.

The idea behind the Free Swap is to offer and get free clothes, forever. No money changes hands with these clothes ~ even if you get them home and decide they aren’t quite `you’, we ask that you GIVE them away to someone. Leftovers from the swap will be donated to a local charity. We’ll also be taking men’s clothes this month if you have any to donate.

1. Wash all items before bringing to the swap. Check the pockets for tissues, gum, and money.
2. We are a clothing swap, not fabric swap, so the bottoms of pant legs or sweaters with a sleeve missing are not usable for us regular people. Also, please no household items.
3. People who’ve been to swaps before know this, but thought I’d bring it up for newbies…No cheating! No taking, or hiding, or stuffing things into your sack before we officially start! It only makes it fair for all of us. And NO HOARDING once the swap begins, let’s be fair to everyone who is there.
4. Wear a swim suit or spandex workout clothes under your street clothes when you swap. Try stuff on before you take it home. See how great you look in a mirror (we’ll have at least 3 available for you). If it doesn’t fit, throw it back into the pile so someone else can see if it fits them.
5. It’s fun to see people smile as they try on something you brought, or see the encouragement of ‘that looks great on you’ and ‘here are some jeans your size’. You’ll be able to try new fashions you’d never dream to try on in a store
6. All remainders will be donated to a non-profit that will give the items away for FREE:)
7. Please do NOT bring: children’s clothes, or clothes that are stained/dirty/smelly/not wearable. If you are participating in the kids swap, then bring your children’s clothes and that swap will take place in a separate area after the women’s swap.
Go to  Other Swaps link to find details on the children’s clothing swap , different size swap, or other swap venues taking place.

If this is your first swap, Here’s how a Swap works…
Shoes, purses, accessories, and jewelry will be in a separate pile.

All of the clothes will be kept in bags while we wait. Shoes and accessories can go into a separate pile…but no pre-swapping please. When everyone is present, the swap coordinator will give the go-ahead and we’ll empty bags into piles on the floor. After you empty your bags, please step back until everything is out and ready. Things in the middle of the room in rows are free. Items in little piles around the room, against the walls in bags, or on chairs are someones’ stash.

When everything is in piles, the swap coordinator will say, “Go!” And we’ll all start at the same time. That way everyone has the same opportunity to find new clothes.

Take what looks good to you, gather it into your pile, then try them on. Mirrors are available. If they aren’t quite `you’, throw them back into the pile for someone
else to enjoy.

Please support our mission by enjoying the swap as a place to get free stuff, and if you part with your new-to-you swap items, we ask that YOU do it in a free way too!

Please bring friends and spread the word; the more the merrier and more clothes to swap! No need to RSVP, we currently have the space! If you need more information about the Tigard All Size swap you can contact me, Barbara Bomar, at tigardpetiteswap@yahoo.com

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