Family Clothing Swap for all sizes of Men/Women/Kids, NE Portland, May 15th 2022

FREE CLOTHING EXCHANGE

Sunday, May 15th from 2-4pm @ Kenton Church Loft
The North Portland Free Clothing Exchange is a free community event. Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing are exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing at this swap.
People of all shapes and places in life participate in these events. It is a great chance to meet our neighbors in a fun, friendly way and help those in need and the planet at the same time.
The last event in March showed the FCE volunteers how loved and needed the Free Clothing Exchange is. We had one of our largest exchanges yet. We are hoping to see even more clothing fly off the racks in two weeks at our next event!
Be sure to check out the bookshelf for some good reads while you are shopping!
Bring a friend and we will see you there.
KENTON CHURCH: 2115 N LOMBARD STREET, PORTLAND, OR 97217
Just off the #4 bus line and a few blocks west of the Lombard & Interstate MAX station!
https://freeclothingexchange.org

Family Clothing Swap, Sherwood, April 30th

FREE Clothing Exchange — At Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, in Sherwood Oregon. 

Countryside Community Church will be hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange on Saturday, April 30 from 9:45 to 11:00 am

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 look through all the clothing (there will be children’s, men’s and women’s categories) and take whatever they would like. All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help 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! Questions? Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689.

Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing and Accessories Swap, NE Portland, April 23, 2022.

Host Amy Alice has been working hard to organize her favorite clothing swap – and wants to invite you!

What: Women sizes 10-14 clothing and accessories swap!

Where: 935 NE 33rd Avenue.  The parking lot is behind the church, and the swap is in the gym.

When:  Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, at 9:00 AM
Amy Alice asks that you bring your vaccination card, and show her to participate in the swap. You may certainly opt to wear your mask during the swap…that will be your choice. So…here are the details in Amy’s own words!

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 drawers, and wash up all of those items in good condition that you don’t want/wear anymore.  Bring everything wearable to this swap. 

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.  

THANKS!!


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.  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!


4.  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!!
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Here’s how it works…
We start AT 9:00 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 9:00 ~ and, I will need to see your vaccination cards in order to come to this swap. Thank you. 

THANK YOU…FOR BEING A PART OF THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO RECYCLE

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 9:00, 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 up on the stage ~ for ease of looking at items.

You are welcome to look around at things that are on the floor 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 to Suki McDonough from Forward Flow Ministry/Portland Center for Spiritual Living today!

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 friends interested in size 10-14 women’s clothes, 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.

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WHO:  Women and teens who wear women’s clothes sizes 10-14 

WHEN: Saturday, 23 April, 2022, STARTING at 9:00 AM

we will start right AT 9:00 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


All Size Family Swap, April 3rd 2022, SW Portland

What: Beaverton Family Clothing Swap.  Clothes and accessories only, all sizes men, women, teens, kids, babies.

Location: Adapt Physical Therapy and Personal Training, 9923 SW Arctic Dr, Beaverton, OR 97005-4194, United States

Day and Time: April 3rd, 7pm-7:40pm


Event by Juleea Arellano and Beaverton Family Clothing Swap

9923 SW Arctic Dr, Beaverton, OR 97005-4194, United States

Duration: 40 min

Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

We are opening the all size family swap again! Yeah! We are going to try to have it quarterly now- April, July, October, January. Please only bring clothes and accessories (shoes, bags, wearables). No toys, household, or large items. Make sure clothes are clean and in good condition. No stains, rips or tears. Treat each other with kindness. No climbing on equipment . Children need to stay home or be on best behavior! We are so grateful to Adapt for hosting us all these years. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/355832019769659/?ref=newsfeed

Kids Clothing and Accessories Newborn to size 10 and Maternity Clothing Swap, April 2nd 2022, Hillsboro OR

Event by Emily Kirkwood Nelson and Naked Baby Clothing Swap (Westside Edition)

Hillsboro Presbyterian Church

Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

When: April 2nd 2022, 2pm (earlier to set up and help out)

Where: Hillsboro Presbyterian Church 172 NE 32nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA

What: Kids Clothing and Accessories Swap for Newborn-Size 10. Also Maternity clothes and items.


Please bring things to swap AND/OR one or more non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank. Of course, nobody will be turned away regardless of what you bring or don’t bring.
You may arrive as early as 1:40pm to set things out. However, WE ASK THAT ONCE YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR ITEMS, STEP OUT OF THE ROOM OR TO A DESIGNATED AREA UNTIL 2PM. We want everyone to have a fair chance at getting what ever comes and getting some nice things. You will NOT be allowed to create a stack of new finds prior to 2pm.
VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED TO:
1) Help set up tables and label them (around 12:30pm).
2) Help direct people as they come in and place items of those who come at the last minute. (These should be people who are there to give more than to receive items).
3) Pack up the left overs for donation (3-4pm)
4) Help put the tables away once the packing is done.
5) Take a load for donation.
Here are the details on what you can bring:
Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10.
Items may include (but not limited to):
clothing
socks and tights
shoes
coats, hats, sunglasses and other accessories
cloth diapers and diaper covers or unused disposables that no longer fit your baby
maternity clothing, nursing bras (NO REGULAR WOMEN’S CLOTHS)
baby gear (blankets, strollers,carriers, slings, baby care items, legal carseats and furniture, etc.)
mama gear (nursing pillows, pumps, etc.)
toys
books (both for baby and parenting books)
games
It helps to sort your clothing beforehand in these categories:
• Newborn to 3 months
• 6-9 months
• 12 months
• 18 months
• 24 mo/2T
• 3T
• 4T
• 5T
• 6-7
• 8-10
• Maternity
• Bathing
• Feeding
• Diapering
• Gear
• Toys/fun
• Books
• Shoes/socks
• Hats/hair
There are no limits to how much to bring or take, we just ask that you take only what you need. Please bring something to carry home all of your new-to-you finds! Any leftover items will be donated to a nonprofit charity. 

Family Clothing Swap -All Size/All Age, NE Portland, March 20th 2022

When: Sunday, March 20th from 2-4pm

Where: FCE Loft @ Kenton Church
2115 N Lombard Street – 97217

Family Clothing Swap – men, women, kids, babies, maternity – all sizes and ages!  Bring your clean-in-good-condition clothes and find new-to-you items!

Personal note from Ginny: We are inviting neighbors back inside for this month’s All size/All Age clothing exchange. Over the past few months the Free Clothing Exchange has been gifted lots of donations, and we’re looking forward to getting them into the hands of neighbors.

We know the mask mandate will be lifted at the time of this event, but, to keep things nice and safe, we’ll be requiring masks for entry regardless of vaccination status (we can provide a mask if you don’t have one).

How you can help make this first indoor event go fun and safe for everyone:

  • Once inside maintain 6 feet of social distancing
  • Limit your “shopping” time to 15-20 minutes
  • Respect our host’s space by sticking to the FCE Loft area
  • Being extra patient if there’s a wait at the door

Bring a friend!

Help Out At the Exchange

In order to volunteer at the event you must sign up ahead of time. Volunteers will need to arrive at 1:30pm Sunday, March 20th for orientation and stay until about 4:15pm. 

For the safety of all guests, we’re requiring volunteers be vaccinated and wear a mask when indoors. Participants won’t be required to be vaccinated, but we strongly encourage it! COVID-19 vaccines are safe and can keep you from going to the hospital or dying.

Vaccinated or unvaccinated…please stay home if you’re feeling sick. We appreciate your help and care for the well being of your fellow exchangers.

Where can I get vaccinated? Text your zip code to 438829

For more information, check out https://freeclothingexchange.org/

CANCELLED: All Size/All Age/All Gender Clothing Swap, NE Portland, January 16th 2022

Due to the Omicron surge the January event is cancelled.

Free Clothing Exchange Sunday, Jan 16th from 2-4pm @ The FCE Loft @ Kenton Church
2115 N Lombard Street – 97217


As a reminder, we’ll be requiring masks for entry regardless of vaccination status (we can provide a mask if you don’t have one) and limiting the number of folks inside at a time.

How you can help make this indoor event go fun and safe for everyone: Once inside maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Limit your “shopping” time to 15-20 minutes. Respect our host’s space by sticking to the FCE Loft area. Being extra patient if there’s a wait at the door. Bring a friend !
Helping Our Neighbors Get Through The Cold Months

Winter always brings more clothing needs to our community, and exchangers have a unique ability to help their neighbors stay warm by exchanging specific items: Winter jackets, Winter shoes, Men’s pants, Sweatshirts, Men’s & women’s socks & underwear (must be new). There is no requirement that you donate to take part in the exchange, but if you have an extra jacket or pair of warm shoes in your closet that you think would look better warming up a friend, bring it.
Volunteers Needed! Usually the awesome exchangers help run these events without signups, however during COVID we are asking exchangers to sign up ahead of time and stay for the whole event. (You will get a chance to shop.) We can’t do it without you!

Volunteer Hours: 1:00-4:15pm
Sign Up Here

For the safety of all guests, we’re requiring volunteers be vaccinated and wear a mask when indoors. Participants won’t be required to be vaccinated, but we strongly encourage it! COVID-19 vaccines are safe and can keep you from going to the hospital or dying.

Vaccinated or unvaccinated…please stay home if you’re feeling sick. We appreciate your help and care for the well being of your fellow exchangers.

Where can I get vaccinated? Text your zip code to 438829
EXCHANGE DETAILS

Location: FCE Loft @ Kenton Church
2115 N Lombard Street – 97217


contact email: PDXFreeClothingExchange@gmail.com

LOCATION AND TIME // HOW IT WORKS // OUR STORY

CANCELLED Women’s size 10-14 Clothing and Accessories Swap, January 8th 2022, NE Portland

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. 

THANKS!!


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.
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THANK YOU…FOR BEING A PART OF THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO:

RECYCLE

SAVE MONEY

HAVE FUN!I

Women’s XS- Medium Clothing Swap, SE PDX, November 18th 2021

Bring your women’s size XS – Medium clothing, clean and in good condition (no rips, stains, tears) to the free clothing swap and bring home some new-to-you goodies! Check the facebook group at SE PDX XS-M Women’s Clothing Swap for the RSVP list and additional information. Also check the google calendar to the right on this page. I (Barb Hughes) am currently away from my computer and so am trying to post this from my phone, so don’t have access to all the tools to do so.

Plant Swap/Exchange, NE Portland, December 10th 2021

Hello Plant Lovers!

This plant swap was created to build a community for fellow plant lovers. This event is open to all, from beginners to experts. Plant Exchange Pdx will be an excellent opportunity to network and learn from each other, and share.

As you all know, we nurture and care for our plants, and sharing our plant babies is special. This event will allow you to share tips and stories about the plants you are sharing. Please bring a friend or ten. Bring as many plants as you to intend exchange.

Please register/RSVP at:

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf8IUVdq1Sduh…/viewform

Plant Exchange -Bring one/take one! Find new homes for any extra plants you may have, and get some new ones – plus get to know some fellow plant lovers.

Where:  Catalina’s Mexican Restaurant. 517 NE Killingsworth St Portland OR 97211

When: December 10th 2021 6pm-8pm

Please register RSVP at:

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSf8IUVdq1Sduh…/viewform

Questions? plantexchangedpdx@gmail.com

Sponsored by Zero Waste PDX, posted to facebook by Aja Mcleggan