June 2018 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for June 2018 – and there’s a LOT of them!  If you have any updates/additions, please let me know at swappositive.info@gmail.com.  If you don’t see a swap in a size/location/interest that makes you happy, start one – Here’s how!  Be part of the free frugal fun:)

06/02/18  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Stuff 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

06/02/18 Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Accessories Swap, 10am-noon  at the Longview Public library, 1600 Louisiana St. Longview Washington. This swap is usually quarterly, and is open to kind women and teens of all sizes. Contact Elaine Brown thequeenbee.45@gmail.com for more information.

06/03/18 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family!   Our swap is FREE, with no admission charge, no strings attached, and all remainders will be given away for free or to organizations that will not sell them but will give them away. For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Carla or Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday February, April, June, August, October, December 2018)

06/09/18 Women’s size 6-12 Clothing and Accessories Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here 

06/10/18 Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 10:45am at the Jazzersize Fitness Center near 18th and SE Burnside.  Please e-mail Amy Alice at amyalice58@gmail.com to be put on the email list for her quarterly swaps.

06/15/18  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

06/16/18  Baby, Kids and Maternity Clothing, Accessories and Toy Swap, Saturday June 16th, 2pm-3pm at Portland Community College (PCC) Rock Creek Campus in the Event Center in Building 9. This swap takes place three times a year:  June, October, and February, and is sponsored by the Naked Baby Clothing Swap (Westside Edition) https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabyClothesSwapWestPDX/about/

06/29/18 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   


Maternity, Baby Clothing and Gear Swap, SE Portland, May 25th

Have a lot of clothes, toys, baby gear, and maternity wear? Come swap your stuff with other People and their babies at the Alma Baby Clothing Swap Party!

When:  May 25th from 10am-2pm!

Where: Alma Education and Movement Space 1233 SE Stark, Portland OR 97214 (map)

Who: People and their babies, Pregnant persons, too!

Here are the details:
Bring gently-used items, maternity and in sizes newborn up to 5T. Items include:

  • clothing
  • socks and tights
  • shoes
  • coats, hats, sunglasses and other accessories
  • cloth diapers and diaper covers
  • maternity clothing, nursing bras, clothing, and accessories
  • baby gear (blankets, strollers, carriers, slings, baby care items, legal car seats and furniture, etc.)
  • gear (nursing pillows, pumps, etc.)
  • toys
  • books (both for baby and parenting books)
  • games

It helps to sort your clothing beforehand (so you have more time to dig through and find new awesome stuff!) in these seven categories:
newborn to 3 months
3-6 months
6-12 months
12-24 months

There are no limits to how much to bring or take, we just ask that you take what you need. Please bring something to carry home all of your new-to-you finds! Any leftover items will be donated to Insights Teen Parent Program.
Bring a potluck dish or beverage if you have the time and energy.

Pregnant Persons are welcome!

Any questions please feel free to call Jami Pedersen 503-867-3920


Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, May 25th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday May 25th, at New Seasons Market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room, 15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr, Happy Valley, OR 97086. The last Friday of the month.

You can bring clothes, shoes and accessories…plus any other in good condition stuff 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 Tanya know.

To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

Volunteer needed to deliver remainders after Women’s Clothing Swap May 12th

Hi swappers!  We need a person with a big heart and a vehicle who can transport the clothing remainders from the women’s clothing swap Saturday May 12th from the Evergreen Church in NE Portland, to a housing project in NW Portland after the swap.  You’d play an important part in sharing the fun of free swaps with people who could really use the uplift!  If you can help after tomorrow’s swap, please tell Anna the swap hostess at the swap, or you can contact her in advance at addragazelle@gmail.com

Thanks for helping to bring the fun of treasure-hunting to make a positive difference for families in our community!

Barb Hughes, Swap Positive Volunteer Coordinator


Petite to Medium Women’s Clothing Swap, SE Portland, May 18th

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). Our next women’s/teens Petite to Medium (approx 0-8) swap at People’s Co-op will be Friday May 18th at 7pm.  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: Friday 05/18/18  7pm Upstairs Community Room

You can also receive swap notifications Continue reading

Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, May 12th

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.   No children or babies please.

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

When: Saturday May 12th, 2018, 2pm.

Swaps at this location are usually the 2nd Saturday of each month, and usually last about an hour. If a few women can start putting remainders into piles around 3pm, that would be appreciated!

Where: Evergreen Community Church (in the gym) 935 N.E. 33rd Avenue. Portland OR 97232 Continue reading

Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Camas, May 5th

Camas Women’s All Size Swap Saturday May 5th 2018 at 6pm!

Please tell all your friends and feel free to repost this!

Doors open at 5:45pm with swap starting promptly at 6pm.

First Saturday of every month ( except summer ) at Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas. Get directions here.

Swap all your old, still in good condition, clothes, shoes and accessories! And books, or any other media, household and kitchen stuff, too. Most anything that can be passed on to the homeless shelter and be useful to someone setting up a new home.

Bring what you can, take what you like.

Leftovers are donated to Share House (sharevancouver.org) and Dress for Success (dressforsuccess.org)

PLEASE RSVP TO DOROTHY AT  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  IF PLANNING TO ATTEND. (Though you are just as welcome if you show up without an RSVP, but this helps us prepare knowing how many will be here.)

I look forward to seeing you all there!

If you are new to the group, or new to swapping, please review the Swap Positive website https://swappositive.wordpress.com/about