Transgender and Nonbinary Clothing, Accessories, and Pet Food Free Store/Swap, SE Portland, November 15th

Brave Space is hosting a Free Store for clothing, accessories, and pet food! November 15, 2020 from 12pm to 2pm in the Brave Space parking lot: 3620 SE Powell Blvd. This event is open to anyone in the transgender and nonbinary community.

Social Distance Guidelines:
Please be prepared to be outdoors, wear a mask and gloves (provided), and stand or sit 6 feet apart from other guests.

Want to donate to this event? Check out our website for more info: BraveSpaceLLC.com/ClothingCloset

Adult All Size/All Gender Clothing Swap, SE Portland, October 8th

Time is 6pm -6:30pm so you can swap in the light, day change so Alexandra can host this swap!

Outdoor free Clothing Swap for All Size/Gender adults …Thursday, 6pm at Woodstock park, October 8th!

This is a free event, and we ask that you bring clothing items that are clean and in good condition, and read/follow the important instructions below.

When:   6pm unless it’s cold, rainy, smokey. Check the facebook page before coming to make sure the swap is on.

Where:  Outside at Woodstock Park at the corner of 47th and Steele Street https://www.portland.gov/parks/woodstock-park

What:  All Size/All Gender Clothing Swap for adults who are kind and considerate!

Important instructions:

All attending must not have a fever, cough, or other covid symptoms.

Masks are required to be worn at all times during the swap.

If you have children they must stay with you at all times.

Please bring a blanket/towel to put your things on in the park in rows,  spacing your blanket/towel at least 10 feet away from other blankets/towels to allow social distancing between.

Bring CLEAN Women’s and Men’s clothing.

Be generous.  Be kind.  Only take what you will personally use or give as gifts.  If two people want the same item and can’t work it out, the person with less items gets it.

When you leave, please take the remainders on your towel/blanket home with you.

Many people are going through a big purge right now so this is a fun way to social-distance, as well as give/receive free clothes!   

For more information contact Alexandra at https://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/.  SE PDX XS-M Women’s Clothing Swap.

All Sizes/All Genders Adult Clothing Swap, SE Portland, October 2nd

Free Clothing swap in the park!

All Sizes/Genders …Friday at the NW corner of Woodstock park,  starting at 6pm (since it’s getting dark earlier we moved the time up an hour-Details below)

This is a free event, and we ask that you bring clothing items that are clean and in good condition, and read/follow the important instructions below.

When:   6pm Fridays unless it’s cold, rainy, smokey, or dark. Check the facebook page before coming to make sure the swap is on.

Where:  Outside at Woodstock Park at the corner of 47th and Steele Street https://www.portland.gov/parks/woodstock-park

What:  All Size/All Gender Clothing Swap for adults who are kind and considerate!

Important instructions:

All attending must not have a fever, cough, or other covid symptoms.

Masks are required to be worn at all times during the swap.

If you have children they must stay with you at all times.

Please bring a blanket/towel to put your things on in the park in rows,  spacing your blanket/towel at least 10 feet away from other blankets/towels to allow social distancing between.

Bring CLEAN Women’s and Men’s clothing.

Be generous.  Be kind.  Only take what you will personally use or give as gifts.  If two people want the same item and can’t work it out, the person with less items gets it.

When you leave, please take the remainders on your towel/blanket home with you. (Unless you personally talk with Shay or Alexandra at the swap, and bring your items to the volunteer’s car so they can transport to a nonprofit)

Many people are going through a big purge right now so this is a fun way to social-distance, as well as give/receive free clothes!   If you’d like to be backup for taking remainders, please contact Shay,  admin on the facebook group SE PDX XS-M Women’s Clothing Swap.

For more information contact Alexandra or Shay at https://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/

All Size Fall and Winter Clothing Swap and Pop-up Free Store, NE Portland, October 3rd

This Saturday, October 3, Dont Shoot Portland is hosting a clothing drive and free store at 18 NE Killingsworth!

“Free Clothing Drive with Dont Shoot PDX
Give & Take

Clean-Gently used and new accepted
Fall + Winter clothing preferred
All sizes please

Free food & drinks

Saturday October 3rd
12pm – 5pm
18 NE Killingsworth”

CANCELLED DUE TO AIR CONDITIONS All Size/Gender Free Clothing Swap, SE Portland, September 11, 2020

DUE TO HAZARDOUS AIR CONDITIONS IN PORTLAND, THE ALL SIZE/GENDER CLOTHING SWAP HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SEPTEMBER 11TH.  SWAP HOSTS WILL BE WATCHING WEATHER REPORTS AND REEVALUATE FOR UPCOMING FRIDAY FREE OUTDOOR SWAPS.

Check the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/  facebook page for updates.

Stay safe!

Neighborhood Outdoor Free Swaps During Covid

parking strip free swap

Many of us are downsizing and de-cluttering. Some because we have the time on our hands and it’s enjoyable, some preparing to move to a smaller place, some because kids/families are growing and we don’t need/fit the items anymore.

At this same time, many of the places we usually drop off our de-cluttering donations are not accepting donations at this time, and indoor Free Swapping activities are mostly on hold. Where can we put all our de-cluttered stuff?

How about a Neighborhood Outdoor Free Swap? For an example, we live in a walkable neighborhood where there is lots of foot traffic. I’ve strung a line between our street trees and have been hanging up clothes I no longer need/use love, with a ‘free’ sign. I also have a large cardboard box in the parking strip with a ‘free’ sign. It’s fun to watch neighbors walk by and look through the goodies, and see the joy on their faces as they take things they can use/repurpose. If you are in a more rural area, having a ‘free neighborhood swap’ might do the same thing by having families bring items they have decluttered to a central location.

My husband and I go on evening walks through our neighborhood. I’ve noticed that more neighbors have started putting out ‘free’ boxes in their parking strips now. Some have hung clothes from the branches of their trees. Others have laid items out on their front lawns with free sign and arrow. It makes walks through the neighborhood feel like a scavenger hunt! It also keeps usable items out of the landfill, and occasionally allows some social distancing neighborhood visits.

Right now it’s beautiful, sunny, warm weather. However, when it gets rainy, cardboard free boxes and clothes hanging in trees won’t work. But this fun activity can last longer if we bring in the items if rain is in the forecast, and put them back out when it’s sunny. As long as neighbors are walking their dogs, walking in the neighborhood, then this will work. When we are in our homes keeping dry and warm will be the time to pack in the idea. Maybe by then there will be a Covid vaccine and we can begin inside free swaps again?

Many of us have appreciated the added free frugal entertainment of Neighborhood Outdoor Free Swaps during this strange time, having something simple we can do together that combines community building, de-cluttering, and treasure hunting fun.

Barb Hughes

All Size/All Gender Adult Clothing Swap, SE Portland, Fridays until it rains/is too cold and dark

The Friday outdoor clothing swap was a huge success! Thanks to all who came, & for our mighty lil sharing community!😊🧡

Swap hosts Shay and Alexandra are expanding the outdoor free Clothing Swap to include All Sizes/Gendersevery Friday at the NW corner of Woodstock park,  starting at 7pm until it starts raining and/or gets cold and dark. (Details below)

This is a free event, and we ask that you bring clothing items that are clean and in good condition, and read/follow the important instructions below.

When:   7pm Fridays until it’s cold, rainy, or dark. Check the facebook page before coming to make sure the swap is on.

Where:  Outside at Woodstock Park at the corner of 47th and Steele Street https://www.portland.gov/parks/woodstock-park

What:  All Size/All Gender Clothing Swap for adults who are kind and considerate!

Important instructions:

All attending must not have a fever, cough, or other covid symptoms.

Masks are required to be worn at all times during the swap.

If you have children they must stay with you at all times.

Please bring a blanket/towel to put your things on in the park in rows,  spacing your blanket/towel at least 10 feet away from other blankets/towels to allow social distancing between.

Bring CLEAN Women’s and Men’s clothing.

Be generous.  Be kind.  Only take what you will personally use or give as gifts.  If two people want the same item and can’t work it out, the person with less items gets it.

When you leave, please take the remainders on your towel/blanket home with you. (Unless you personally talk with Shay or Alexandra at the swap, and bring your items to the volunteer’s car so they can transport to a nonprofit)

 

Many people are going through a big purge right now so this is a fun way to social-distance, as well as give/receive free clothes!   If you’d like to be backup for taking remainders, please contact Shay,  admin on the facebook group SE PDX XS-M Women’s Clothing Swap.

For more information contact Alexandra or Shay at https://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/

 

Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, SE PDX, August 28th

Alexandra and Shay are hosting TWO All Size Women’s Clothing Swaps – one Friday August 21st, and one Friday August 28th! This is a free event, and we ask that you bring clothing items that are clean and in good condition.

When:   7pm Friday August 28th

Where:  Outside at Woodstock Park at the corner of 47th and Steele Street https://www.portland.gov/parks/woodstock-park

What:  All Size Women’s Clothing Swap.

Important instructions:

All attending must not have a fever, cough, or other covid symptoms.

Masks are required to be worn at all times during the swap.

If you have children they must stay with you at all times.

Please bring a blanket/towel to put your things on in the park in rows,  spacing your blanket/towel at least 10 feet away from other blankets/towels to allow social distancing between.

Bring CLEAN Women’s clothing.

When you leave, please take the remainders on your towel/blanket home with you. (Unless you personally talk with Shay at the swap, and bring your items to her car so she can transport to a nonprofit)

For more information contact Alexandra or Shay at https://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/

Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, SE Portland, Friday August 21st

(UPDATE:  Hosts say, if it’s raining Friday August 21st at 7pm, the outdoor swap will be canceled, but please come next Friday, same time and place.)

Woo Hooo!!!!!

Alexandra and Shay are hosting TWO All Size Women’s Clothing Swaps – one Friday August 21st, and one Friday August 28th! This is a free event, and we ask that you bring clothing items that are clean and in good condition.

When:   7pm Friday August 21st, and again Friday August 28th

Where:  Outside at Woodstock Park at the corner of 47th and Steele Street https://www.portland.gov/parks/woodstock-park

What:  All Size Women’s Clothing Swap.

Important instructions:

All attending must not have a fever, cough, or other covid symptoms.

Masks are required to be worn at all times during the swap.

If you have children they must stay with you at all times.

Please bring a blanket/towel to put your things on in the park in rows,  spacing your blanket/towel at least 10 feet away from other blankets/towels to allow social distancing between.

Bring CLEAN Women’s clothing.

Be generous.  Be kind.  Only take what you will personally use or give as gifts.  If two people want the same item and can’t work it out, the person with less items gets it.

When you leave, please take the remainders on your towel/blanket home with you. (Unless you personally talk with Shay at the swap, and bring your items to her car so she can transport to a nonprofit)

For more information contact Alexandra or Shay at https://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/

 

 

 

 

Slow Open With Outdoor Swap Requests

We’ve had requests from swappers wanting to start free swapping again. If your area has been approved to re-open for in-person socializing, you may want to consider the following to allow a safer start to free swapping.

If you decide to do an outdoor swap- such as in a parking lot, park, or large outside yard swap- I will post your details on the swap positive site if you send me the following information:

  1. swap host(s) name and email/phone contact information.
  2. category(ies) you will be swapping (such as women’s size medium, all size/all age, jewelry, etc).
  3. location address, day, and time of swap
  4. on day of swap, put down your items in piles 6 feet apart.  Then do a round robin where you move around the circle looking at each pile, and taking things that look interesting.
  5. promise that all swappers attending wear masks (yes even outside, since we will be closer to each other). And that instead of trying things on, you gather up what you like, and take it home to wash it before trying it on. You can always bring what doesn’t work for you back to the next swap.
  6. name of the non-profit you’ll donate your remainders to- and the name of the person who will take them to the location.
  7. Only swappers who are NOT ill agree to attend the swap.
  8. Only swappers comfortable taking the risk come to the swap.  Each swap host may require you to sign your name and contact information when you arrive at the swap,  in case someone at the swap turns up positive, you can be contacted.

If you decide to host a swap with the above protocol, please send me the details to swappositive@gmail.com and I’ll post it here and on our Swap Positive Google calendar!  Thanks swappers!

Barb Hughes