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Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, SE PDX, August 29

Women’s All Size Clothing Swap and Stuff Swap at the Happy Valley New Seasons Market!  Please RSVP as soon as possible for you and your friend(s). Bring all sizes of women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories PLUS any other goodies* that you want to pass on. When we have a variety the swap gets more interesting.    *Goodie Ideas: books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc.

When: Friday August 29th at 7pm  (always the last Friday of the month)

Where: The Yoga studio aka conference room at the Happy ValleyNew Seasons Market.  To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at

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) or if you have any questions, contact Tanya at RSVP today!



P.S feel free to forward this info to all your gal friends! Continue reading

Family Swap, Sherwood OR, August 23rd

It only happens twice a year – the bi-annual Family Swap in Sherwood!

FREE Clothing Swap/Exchange Saturday August 23rd  — At Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood. Countryside Community Church will be hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange on Saturday, August 23rd, at 10 a.m. Bring any gently worn clothing items to exchange that you or your loved ones no longer wear.

Beginning at 10 a.m. everyone will be released to “shop” through all the clothing (there will be children’s, men’s and women’s categories limited to Clothing Items Only) and take whatever they would like for free.

All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help clothe others in the surrounding communities as well as our own. This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children’s clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it’s a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny!  For more information, phone weekdays: 503-925-0689.

Kids Clothing Swap looking for host/ess!

Kids grow out of clothes so fast!  Hosting a Kids Free Swap gives you regular opportunities to get together with like-minded people to swap out kids clothes, clear out your closets of stuff your kids have outgrown, get new to you clothes and toys they can use for FREE, help keep usable items out of landfills, and the remainders are passed along so other local kids/families can enjoy free goodies as well!

Nicole Willis, volunteer hostess of the Kids Clothes and Small Toys (infant through teen) swap at the Midland Library in SE Portland, is looking to pass this volunteer position on to another interested swapper(s).  Nicole can give you her library contact person, so your free swap space is already figured out!  She has organizations to take the remainders and give them away for free – she Continue reading

Women’s/Teens size 0-5 Swap, SE Portland, August 15th

Welcome to the August Women’s Size 0-5 Clothing Swap this Friday 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

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, August 15th at  Continue reading

Venue needed for NEW Plus Size Swap!

Tracy is looking to help start a Plus Size women’s clothing swap!  She is looking for a venue that will allow her swaps for free (ie won’t charge her to use the space),  in a location that is close-in Portland (NE, SE, NW).  She is looking for a space or room that can hold at least 30 people, is window-free for privacy, and has an open floor plan so clothes and accessories can be laid out in piles/rows (either on tables already in place, or on a clean floor space).

If you own or work at a business that has a space to donate, please contact Tracy at Continue reading

Women’s/Teens All Size, Plus, and Maternity Swap, Tualatin, August 13th

This quarterly clothing swap is for women (& girl teens) — all sizes! We’ll have the following categories: size 1-5, size 6-10, size 11-16, plus sizes, maternity, shoes & accessories. (You can bring clothes in any size and “shop” in another size.)

When:  Wednesday, August 13th from 7-8pm  (arrive 10 minutes before 7pm)

Where: Tualatin Heritage Center — 8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062 (directions below). Due to space constraints, please RSVP to Diana at

What to bring:

1. CLEAN clothes, shoes & accessories you Continue reading

Maternity Clothing Swap, SE PDX, August 9th

Maternity Clothing Swap at Zenana Spa and Wellness Center Saturday August 9th from 9am-10am.  All sizes, all seasons of Maternity clothes!  To reserve your space sign up online at Be sure to pass this along to your mother-to-be friends, mom’s groups, birthing center coordinator, favorite maternity hospital/doctor, etc. If you can’t make it or don’t need clothing, please bring in a bundle of clothing to donate and receive 10% off of your next spa service. Don’t forget to RSVP to hold your spot!  A baby clothing swap follows immediately from 10am-11am.