Donate Clean, In Good Condition Clothing!

If you’ve been spending time at home cleaning out your closets, you can donate your freshly washed, in great condition clothes to help neighborhood families!  Kenton Church has offered to wash and deliver emergency clothing during this Covid-19 pandemic.  I emailed and asked if we free swappers could provide clothes to help. Here’s Zack from The All Size Family Clothing Swap at the Kenton Church with the details:

Hope this finds you well and staying healthy.
Thanks so much for thinking of us. We have already received a few emergency clothing requests that we are working now to fulfill as best we can.
As far as clothing donations go…at this time our core volunteer and all-around superstar Emma Taniguchi is processing and arranging donation logistics to help gift emergency clothing to people.
If you would like to DONATE emergency clothing please let us know what you have to donate through the request form through our website here. We ask that all clothes be in good ready-to-wear shape and thoroughly washed and clean before being donated.
Emma will store and quarantine new donations until we can safely get them into circulation.
Thanks again! We’ll look for any donation emails to come in from the form on our website. Please do not drop off clothes unless it has been pre-arranged through Emma.*
Zack Stack
* added information for clarity.

Emergency Free Clothing Available!

Hi Swappers!  The All Size Family Clothing Swap at the Kenton Church is offering to help if you or your family needs clothing! I’ll let them explain:

EMERGENCY CLOTHING RESOURCES

We understand that many people are experiencing a wide range of emotions and needs right now caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. In times like this, we must lean into our community more than before.

The Free Clothing Exchange wants to continue supporting you and your family in this time. If you or someone you know has any emergency clothing needs please submit a request form through our website here.

One of our wonderful volunteers will check our current clothing stock for you to see if we have anything that fits you and your needs. If so, we’ll wash it and arrange a safe, curbside drop off.

As our people power is limited, please use this option only if you are experiencing a critical shortage of clothing resources. Thank you!

MAY EXCHANGE UPDATE

In all likelihood, our May 2020 Exchange will have to be cancelled. This makes us sad too, but we must do what we can to protect our community. We’ll keep you posted through email and on our new Instagram page. Location: Kenton Church Basement
2115 N Lombard Street – 97217

04.04.20 UPDATE: YOU CAN HELP -DONATE CLEAN IN GOOD CONDITION CLOTHES!

If you’ve been cleaning out your closets and want a way to help during this time, you can Donate your freshly washed, in great condition clothes to help neighborhood families!  Here’s Zack from The All Size Family Clothing Swap at the Kenton Church with the details:

Zack for the FCE here. Hope this finds you well and staying healthy.
Thanks so much for thinking of us. We have already received a few emergency clothing requests that we are working now to fulfill as best we can.
As far as clothing donations go…at this time our core volunteer and all-around superstar Emma Taniguchi is processing and arranging donation logistics.
If you would like to DONATE emergency clothing please let us know what you have to donate through the request form through our website here. We ask that all clothes be in good ready-to-wear shape and thoroughly washed and clean before being donated.
Emma will store and quarantine new donations until we can safely get them into circulation.
Thanks again! We’ll look for any donation emails to come in from the form on our website.
Zack Stack

Virtual Potluck/Dinner Visit With the Weils, 6:30pm Wednesdays

Swap Host Bert Fitzgerald of Simone Weil House is temporarily replacing Wednesday open dinner and discussion with a Zoom event (link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/997657809) every Wednesday @6:30pm.

Bring your food to your computer, connect on zoom meet up, and share…

check ins
chewing noises
a reading from Dorothy Day
Lectio Divina
closing comments

Swap host Burt says when the Covid-19 is under control and things get back to ‘normal’, the Wednesday Potluck Open Dinner will be back to its normal location.

Swap host is Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com

For additional details and updates, check the Simone Weil House Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

Swaps Cancelled, Time To Spring Clean!

Hi swappers!  Due to the corona virus and social distancing, Free Swaps will be taking a health break until it’s safe for group fun again.  Since you may have time on your hands being at home, feel free to go through your closets and storage and start compiling goodies to bring to free swaps when they start up again!

Another option would be to join your neighborhood Buy Nothing Group.  This is like free swapping, but on a person-to-person gift basis with your neighbors.  You may want to visit online with your gift recipient, and leave items on your porch for pickup.  Another suggestion is you may wish to agree ahead of time to wash/sanitize the object before gifting and after receiving. Just some options.

Thank you for being a part of this community of free frugal fun!  Please take care of yourself.  Be safe.

In appreciation,

Barb Hughes, Founder, Swap Positive

 

CANCELLED Women’s Petite To Medium Clothing Swap, SE Portland, March 20th

CANCELLED Note from venue:  The Community Room is closed to the public until further notice.
Share and receive awesome clothes! Women’s XS to Medium (approx size 0-8) – Clean out your closet, gather all the clothes in good condition that you don’t wear or want: Include accessories like shoes, hats, belts, purses, jewelry, etc. (but please: no ‘stuff’, used make-up, or undergarments). Arrive early and please limit to good quality – no rips or stains, or grease. If you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.

What: FREE Women’s Size Small to Medium (approx 0-8) Clothing Swap

Where: People’s Food Coop 3029 SE 21st avenue, Portland OR 97202 503.232.9051

When: March 20th, (the third Friday) 7pm Upstairs Community Room

You can also receive swap notifications through the Continue reading

CANCELLED: All Size Family Clothing Swap, Kelso, March 18

03.12.20 The South Kelso Neighborhood Association is no longer hosting a Monthly Free Community Clothing Swap/Give-away.

However, they DO have a clothing bank that is open Mondays 5-7pm, and Saturdays 10am-noon.

You can also bring your clean and in good condition clothing donations  (all sizes, ages, and genders).

Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com for more information.

CANCELLED: Potluck/Open Dinner, NE Portland, March 18th

Swap host Burt says this week’s event is cancelled.  Bert will let us know details and keep us updated about future potluck dinners as well.

Meet new people and share good food! Drop in on the Wednesday Potluck Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships. We’re also gathering clothes and working on having a clothing closet and place people can do laundry in our basement. I expect that will be ready for weekly use in 3 weeks (approx mid February)

When: Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm

Where: 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905

Swap host is Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com

For additional details and updates, check the Simone Weil House Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse