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Women’s and Teens Sizes 0-12 Clothing Swap, Camas WA, October 4th

Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap 6pm Saturday October 4th at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

Craft Supplies Swap, NE Portland, October 12th

Free craft supplies swap!

Where: Art a la Carte (319 NE Wygant St)

When: Sunday, October 12th.We will officially start swapping at 5:30pm, so come early to lay out your items and look around at what other people brought. Space opens at 5:15pm. Please RSVP to Megan McCoy paganmegan@gmail.com  to reserve a space in the swap.

What is it?: Bring any art or craft supplies you no longer need.  We will lay out all the items and when the swap coordinator says “Go,” everyone may take what they will use.  It’s all free, no money changes hands.

Who: Kind adults and teens.  Please leave younger children at home, but feel free to pick up craft items for them Continue reading

October 2014 Free Swaps

Here’s the swaps we know about so far in October.  Please note that the PCL swap this month is the THIRD Saturday due to a venue conflict, and some of the swaps this month welcome Halloween Costumes as well!

10/04/14   Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

10/12/14  Craft Supplies Swap  at Art a la Carte (319 NE Wygant St) Sunday, October 12th. Come at 5:15pm to lay out your items and look around at what other people brought – swapping starts at 5:30pm. Please RSVP to Megan McCoy paganmegan@gmail.com  to reserve a space in the swap.

10/17/14   Women’s Size 0-5 Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Feel free to bring Halloween Costumes to the October Swap!  *New requirement – everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group.

10/18/14  Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).  You can also bring Halloween costumes and decorations to the October swap- please put them in the accessories area.  Adults and teens  only (No children or babies).   For what to expect see details here.  Due to venue conflict, October’s swap will be on the third Saturday this month, however usually swaps are the second Saturday of the month.

10/20/14  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Colossae Church in Tigard.   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Cindy at simple_and_enough@yahoo.com. for more information. (takes place every 3rd Monday September-June, handicapped accessible).  No swaps July, August, or December.

10/20/14 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Toys and Accessories, 7:25pm at Colossae Church in Tigard.   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful adult and teen people (no children please)! Contact Cindy at simple_and_enough@yahoo.com. for more information. (takes place quarterly after the women’s swap on the  3rd Monday September-June, handicapped accessible).  No swaps July, August, or December.

10/31/14 Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm at New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room. The last Friday of the month.  You can bring not only clothes but shoes and accessories and any other goodies that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc). If you know of a good organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let me know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, September 26th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap Friday September 26th, 7pm at Happy Valley New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room. The last Friday of the month.  You can bring not only clothes but shoes and accessories and any other goodies that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc). If you know of a good organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let me know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

Women’s size 0-5 clothing swap, SE Portland, September 19th

Women’s Size 0-5 Clothing Swap is Friday September 19th at 7pm!  Please bring a reasonable amount of good quality clothing, and remember, non-clothing is only ok if folks take it – otherwise it must be brought back home with you. Please help out by bringing a mirror and/or some decent bags (sturdy trash bags are great) for donating the remainders!

Thanks in advance for helping to make your swap community a reality, and remember by participating in free swaps you agree to not sell anything you get for free at a free swap, but can give it away or bring it back to the next swap if you decide it’s not quite ‘you’.  Good karma continues as we’re all philanthropists making a positive difference for ourselves and others!

Only sizes 0-5 in great shape please – if you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If you have clothes missing zippers or raggy items please offer them on freecycle.org:)

Clean out your closet! Gather all the clothes in good condition that you don’t wear or want. Include accessories like shoes, hats, belts, purses, jewelry, etc. (but please: no used make-up or undergarments). Our next women/teen size 0-5 swap at People’s Co-op will be Friday, September 19th at  Continue reading

Do you think this kind of Gift Economy would work in Portland?

What do you think of this Gift Economy idea from http://www.gifteconomy.ca/?

Do you think this idea would work in Portland?

Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap, Tigard, September 15th

Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap, at Colossae Church in Tigard (new address is 12244 SW Garden Place…just a few doors down from the old one).   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! (This venue is handicapped accessible!) With back to school and fall’s new clothing ideas, it’s time to exchange your no-longer-needed women’s and teens clothes for new-to-you clothes!

When: Monday September 15th at 7pm (Always the 3rd Monday of every month

Time:    7pm – 7:25pm

Where: Colossae Church, located in Park 217, you’ll see a blue sign out front that says”Colossae”.   New address is 12244 SW Garden Place, Tigard,OR 97223…just a few doors down from the old address.

1.  We need YOUR help to keep this swap running smoothly.  Please help set up and/or clean up.  We have  Continue reading