Women’s Medium Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE PDX, August 8th

Check your closet, drawers and storage, wash clothes and other wearables you no longer love/wear/need (including cleaning up jewelry, purses, shoes, and other accessories) and bring them to the women’s medium size 6-12 clothing swap!  This is a swap for women and teens who wear women’s sizes 6-12 only.   No children please.

What: size 6-12 medium women’s FREE clothing swap 

When: Saturday August 8th 2015, 2pm.

Swaps are usually the 2nd Saturday of each month, and usually last about an hour. If a few women can start putting remainders into piles or bags around 3pm, that would be appreciated!  Also, the full length mirrors are getting a little shabby – if you have one in good shape you’d like to donate to this swap, please contact volunteer swap hostess Anna to let her know at addragazelle@gmail.com.

Where: Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (in the gym) 935 Continue reading

Family Clothing Swap – Men Women and Kids, Beaverton, Sunday August 2nd

*NEW* Family All Size Clothing Swap  Sunday August 2nd, 7pm @ Adapt Training 9923 SW Arctic Drive, Beaverton Oregon 97005.  Phone 503-646-8482

Bring your gently used-in-excellent condition clothes, shoes, and accessories, and go home with new items for your entire family!  This event is free and open to the public.  All sizes are welcome.

Get some back-to-school clothes for the kids!  Trade your no longer needed clean  in good condition adult clothing and accessories too.

Previously this has been an all-size women’s swap, but you can bring your whole family now – not just women!  In 2015 the Beaverton Family Swap meets The first Sundays of August 2nd, October 4th, and December 6th.  For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.

August 2015 Free Swaps

08/02/15 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training in Beaverton. Bring your whole family now – not just women!  In 2015 meets The first Sunday August 2nd, October 4th, and December 6th.  For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.

08/08/15 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

08/21/15   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.

08/22/15 Kids Clothing Free Swap – Sizes 4T-8  August 22nd – noon-2pm, Location: Zenana Spa and Wellness  2024 SE Clinton St. Portland OR.  Get ready for the school year by swapping your kid’s clothing.  Bring a bag of clothing sizes 4T-8 to the FREE Kid’s Clothing Swap and walk away with some new clothes for your children. Please bring clothing in sizes 4T-8 only.  All clothing left behind will be donated. Be sure to pass this along to your friends, mom’s groups, etc.

08/28/15 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, July 31st

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday July 31st 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/Teens sizes 10-14 Clothing Swap, Central Eastside, July 26th

Clean out your closets, storage, and accessories drawers, and wash up all of those wearable items in good condition that you don’t want/wear anymore.

WHO:  Women and teens who wear clothes sizes 10-14
Bring your gal pals! Please e-mail me at amyalice58@gmail.com so I may send them information and keep them in the loop!

WHEN: Sunday, July 26th, at 1:30 PM
Our timing for swaps has changed due to changes in the Jazzercise class schedule.  The class will finish at 1:00, so feel free to come anytime after 1:00 to set out your clothes.

WHERE: Jazzercise Fitness Center, East Burnside at 18th Continue reading

Sharing services, ideas, tangible items in your neighborhood

Some swappers I’ve talked to in person have wished for a way to incorporate free swap/sharing in a way to help beyond swapping of things.

I posted about Rooster, one of two new sharing economy/pay-it-forward online ideas that have recently come to Portland.

Now I’d like to share The Buy Nothing Network, a facebook group where you share ideas, services, and help your neighbors, as well as giving/receiving things.  You connect online to ask for/offer things and services (example: asking for help changing a tire, or thanking people for the help they have offered).  I’m part of the Inner Northeast facebook group, and everything is free.  It’s easy because you just ask the moderator if you can join your area’s facebook group and they approve you. I’ve been part of this group for several months now, giving and receiving things, as well as help (an electrician removed our basement track lighting, which I then brought to the Spring Stuff Swap!).

I like the idea of supporting those who support the sharing economy, so I wanted to share these two new online community ideas with the Swap Positive community. Feel free to check them out if you are interested.

Barb Hughes

Join Portland’s Pay-it-forward movement on Rooster

Wanna swap more than stuff?  Swap positive is excited to kick off Portland’s pay-it-forward movement Sign up to join us on Rooster >> Rooster is a place where like minded individuals get together to help, borrow, share and reuse with one another for free, in the spirit of generosity and paying it forward to their local communities. Originally started in the California Bay Area, the movement quickly grew to 10,000 families and individuals who share their time and resources with one another: They hand down used sofas, TVs and kitchen appliances, borrow baseball bats and baby cribs and get together to paint fences and co-walk their dogs. Roosters are people who embrace giving, sharing, helping, recycling and reusing and we think you should be a part of it. Sign up to join us on Rooster >> Yours truly, Swap positive team

See the history/story of Rooster here.