Community Potluck/Brunch, NE Portland, March 4th

Yonder House is holding a Community Potluck Brunch Saturday March 4th!  Hang out and eat good food! Bring something to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!

(Free clothing and stuff swaps are a ‘potluck of things’…Yonder House hosts a twice a month ‘potluck of food’!)

When: Saturday March 4th, 11:00 am

Where:  5311 NE 15th Ave, Continue reading

All Size Women and Teen’s Swap, Camas, March 4th

Paul Cheek of Rushing Water Yoga says the Camas swap is now an ALL SIZE Women’s and Teens Clothing and Accessories Swap For all your women and teen gal pals! Bring clean clothes and accessories that aren’t quite ‘you’ to swap, and experience free frugal fun with like-minded women!  Free swaps are like a playdate…but afterwards you have a cleaner house and new clothes, shoes, and accessories!

What:  free clothing and accessories swap – including shoes, handbags, jewelry – you bring good stuff, you’ll find good stuff!  Bring a like-minded thrifty treasure-hunting friend!

When:  Saturday March 4th, 6pm

Where:  Rushing Water Yoga Studio in  Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for the Spring Stuff Swap!

This post is a call for volunteers!  Be part of the Fun! Choose to volunteer for the 2017 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland! At only twice a year, this is a very popular and well attended swap where kind women, men, and teens bring usable treasures they no longer use, and go home with new-to-you items they love or can give as gifts, all for free! Tentative date is Saturday April 8th when we get all volunteer positions below filled. Volunteer only 15-45 minutes either before or after the swap. Feel free to choose how you would like to help to make the magic happen below.

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

1-2 people who will greet and sign in swappers as they arrive (before swap). 

1-2 Person(s) or non-profit organizations with van(s) who will ‘play Santa’ and pick up and give away remainders for free to a charity who gives away the items, not sells them (after swap).  

4 people who will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders (after swap). 

(02/25/17 We now have all the volunteers we need for this position) 3 people who will help swappers put out their things (before swap).

2 people to bring a vacuum cleaner(s) and extension cord(s) to vacuum venue (after the swap).  

Thanks for letting me know if you can help in the comment section below, and I’ll contact you with further details. By volunteering, you assure your place at this very popular swap!

When  all the volunteers are in place, details such as what to bring, and a special  RSVP email address will be listed on the Swap Positive site after the third week in March.

Barb Hughes

The Treasure Hunting Begins…

Swappers were pretty excited about the February size 6-12 (small/medium) clothing swap at the Evergreen Community Church gym (formerly PCL /Presbyterian Church Of Laurelhurst building in NE Portland).  We hadn’t swapped clothes since November 2016 due to the Gift swap in December, and being iced out in January. This is play time for those who love de-cluttering, treasure hunting, and refreshing wardrobes for absolutely free! Plus we had lots of remainders that were picked up this time by the Pay It Forward Store to be shared with others in our community for free.

Everyone who comes to Free Swaps not only gets to de-clutter and have an hour or so of free entertainment, but each person gives AND receives AND is a philanthropist AND helps the environment by keeping usable items out of landfills.  Thank you for being a part of the free frugal fun! Everyone who contributes in a free swap participates in the magic to make it all happen.

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Photo taken before the February 11th free swap in NE Portland. Can you feel the buzz of excitement in the room?

March 2017 Free Swaps

Hi Swappers!  March is just around the corner, and that means Daylight Savings Time, St. Patricks Day, and lots of free frugal fun with friends at Free Swaps!  Here’s the swaps we know about so far this month.  Please let me know if you’ve got any changes/additions so I can post them here.  If you don’t see a free swap in your size, location, or interest, please start one and then tell me about it so I can post it here for free!

03/04/17    Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

03/04/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11:00am. Bring food to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!  Contact Bert Fitzgerald 574-213-5468 for more information. Check out the Yonder House facebook page at facebook/yonderhouseon15th for details.

03/11/17 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church (formerly Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst building).  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

03/17/17   Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.  Everyone who attends, please bring an extra bag for remainder donation.  Monthly on the third Friday.  If you’ve got other sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.  If they are torn/ripped, please offer them on freecycle.org. If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group

03/18/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11:00am. Bring food to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!  Contact Bert Fitzgerald 574-213-5468 for more information. Check out the Yonder House facebook page at facebook/yonderhouseon15th for details.

03/31/17 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, February 24th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday February 24th, 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 have a favorite organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let Tanya know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, Tualatin, February 17th

Women of all sizes and shapes – come enjoy the All Size Swap in Tualatin February 17th!  Here’s all the details about the Women’s All Size Swap in Tualatin February 17th!  Also meet the new swap hostess, Cassidy Wright!  Bring all your gal pals because this swap includes all women’s sizes small through plus, including maternity.  RSVP’s required – Call or text Cassidy Wright at 503-880-7822.