CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 01/06/22
From Swap Host Amy Alice:
“This Saturday’s Swap has been Cancelled. We are facing an unprecedented spike in Covid cases, and it has made me consider, reconsider, and change the plans for the upcoming swap scheduled for Saturday the 8th. Our health and wellbeing are the most important issues, and I think it would be prudent to have the swap when things are more normalized. Much as I would like to see you and much as I would enjoy getting new duds from you wonderful women, I think now is NOT the time for us to gather in large groups. There WILL be a time when we may meet again, but Saturday is not the time.I am sure you will understand my decision – I look forward to seeing you when things are better and more conducive for us to get together again.”
Amy Alice, Swap Host
Amy Alice has found someone to take the clothing left at the end of a swap (THANK YOU to Jenny Stockton!!!!), a location (at same church where the other swaps have been, at 935 NE 33rd Avenue, THANK YOU PAUL BELZ-TEMPLEMAN!!!!)
a time (8:30AM)
and date – Saturday, January 8th, 2022.
You just bring your vaccination card, wear masks during the swap, and bring clean in-good condition clothes and accessories in women’s size 10-14!
Jenny Stockton who’s taking remainders, asks of all swappers:
“I’d also like to encourage participants that as they’re sorting through their closets not to throw away unusable/unrepairable garments (stains, rips, etc.). There is textile recycling available (Goodwill being one spot) and I’m happy to facilitate the drop-off if people want to clearly mark and set aside those items.”
If you could put unusable items in separate bags that are clearly marked and offer them to her, directly, that would be swell! I’d rather not get those items mixed in with the clothing swap items. Thanks!
So…Here’s Amy Alice, the swap host, with info about her free swap!
It’s time for you to think about all of those clothes and accessories in your closet that you don’t wear, that don’t fit, that you no longer use or want, and that NEED a new life and someone else to wear and enjoy them!
Clean out your closets, storage, and accessories drawers, and wash up all of those items in good condition that you don’t want/wear anymore. Bring everything wearable to this swap.
WHO: Women and teens who wear clothes sizes 10-14
WHEN: Saturday, 8 January 2022, STARTING at 8:30 AM
we will start right AT 8:30 AM so please come early enough for you to set out your clothing for the swap and allow me to check your vaccination card before it begins.
WHERE: 935 NE 33rd Avenue; the parking lot and entrance to the swap are both around the back of the church
WHAT to BRING: CLEAN clothes, in good condition, (no hangers needed), accessories, shoes, purses, jewelry, belts, gloves, mufflers, scarves, ~ basically…any wearables. Wash them up and bring them along to add to the swap.
and ~ if you have any spare bags for the remaining clothing to be bagged for our donation, that would be SWELL if you could bring them along! thanks!
PLEASE WASH YOUR CLOTHING ~
EVEN IF YOU THINK YOUR ITEMS ARE PROBABLY CLEAN.
You will also want to bring something to carry your stuff home in…bags or boxes or bins or SOMEthing!
A few things I would like to remind all of you about when it comes to swapping:
1. Check the pockets for tissues, gum, money, items of value…unless you want to leave the money and treasures to offer someone else as a bonus!!
2. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…Bring CLEAN clothes to the swap. That means…WASH the clothing before bringing it to swap. Everyone wants to get CLEAN things to try on and to keep.
3. Only bring clothing, accessories, shoes, and WEARable items…save your “stuff” for another swap.
gift” swaps, but this is NOT one of those.
4. I can’t figure out how to put lines through this message so ignore #4, for THIS Swap, as Jenny WILL take these items! so you MAY bring these items, THIS time… just put items in clearly marked bags, and give them to Jenny, directly. thanks!
This is a clothing swap ~ not a fabric swap, so just the legs of pants, or sweaters with a sleeve missing, are not usable items for those of us coming to a clothing swap. We don’t want “rags” at our swaps. I’m sure you understand since YOU probably don’t want those items either!
5. 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 ~ or bring them to the next swap! That is the mission of these swaps…everything free, forever.
Here’s how it works…
We start AT 8:30 AM, so please be here BEFORE to put out your clothes so we can all start at the same time.
We WILL begin right at 8:30 ~ and, I will need to see your vaccination cards in order to come to this swap. I am also asking everyone to wear a mask. Thank you.
There are no dressing rooms, so I would suggest that you wear something like spandex/yoga/bike clothes/swimsuit under your regular clothes if you’d rather not “dress down” to try on the items. You will want to try things on, so dress so you can do that and be comfortable in this space. There will only be women here at the swap.
When you get here before 8:30, put out all of the clothes and wearable items you have on the floor, in the center of the room. The shoes, purses, accessories, and jewelry will be in separate piles ~ for ease of looking at items.
You are welcome to look around at things there while we wait for the hour of the swap. Just…please don’t take anything or move anything until all things are out, I’ve gone over ground rules, and I tell you it’s time to swap.
Things in the middle of the room, in rows, are free. The items in little piles around the room, against the walls in bags, are someone’s “stash”, so please leave them be.
Take what looks good to you, put it into your pile, get some items saved up, then try stuff on before you take it home. See how great you look in one of the mirrors I will have there for you. If it doesn’t fit or look “right” for you, throw it back into the pile so someone else can see if it fits her.
Bring along a bag(s)/box(es) to carry your treasures home.
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!
Leftover clothes will be donated.
There is no limit to the amount of items you bring or the amount you take home with you. We ask that you be courteous and generous with each other. If you can use it ~ take it ~ enjoy it!
You CAN make a positive difference by recycling your clothes.
Please feel free to pass this information on to your female friends, and have them contact me so I may have them on my swap list. The more people who come, the better the selection of clothes for everyone.
Please, do NOT bring: children’s clothes, clothes that are larger than women’s size 14 or smaller than size 10, or clothes that are ripped/stained/dirty/smelly/not wearable. Please take your non size 10-14 clothes to the appropriate venue. Thanks for your understanding.
THANK YOU…FOR BEING A PART OF THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO: