Kids Clothing Swap January 14th

Just got this from the KIDS swap hostess:) For further information about this kids swap, contact Nicole at

NE Portland FREE KIDS Clothing SWAP
**SATURDAY January 14, 2012**
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Gather up unwanted, outgrown, clean clothing, accessories, and toys in good, clean condition and bring them to the swap!

Location: Maple Mallory Community Room, 3800 NE Mallory, Portland

NOTE: Space is limited. Please leave strollers at home, carry babies in a sling, and bring someone to supervise little ones while you swap.

Swap times:
Some swaps go quicker than others, these times are guidelines and swaps may finish early, so be sure to come 15 minutes before your swap.

3:00-3:10pm Tween and teen sizes 12-20 & accessories
3:15-3:25pm Pre-teen sizes 7-10 & accessories
3:30-3:50pm Children’s sizes 4-6x & accessories
4:00-4:25pm Older baby & toddler clothes 18mo-4T & accessories
4:30-5:00pm Maternity and newborn baby clothes preemie-12mo & accessories

What to Bring:
Freshly washed, non-stained and tatter-free clothing in good repair and usable condition. There are no minimum requirements for how many items you have to bring or how many you can take BUT please be courteous and generous. Items that do not get swapped will be donated to low income and high needs families in our community.

In addition to clothing and toys you can also bring lightly used and clean accessories:

lightly used, clean socks, shoes, boots
hats, scarves, mittens
books, tapes, CD’s, videos, DVDs
How the swap works:
Clothes will be separated into size groups on tables and marked with signs. Separate your clothing by size in advance and arrive 15 minutes before your swap. Hang on to your items until you are asked by the swap director to add them to matching size piles (general categories for toys.) Step back from the swap area and wait around the perimeter of the room for the swap to begin – it’s important and fair to others that the swap starts at the same time for everyone and that there is no “pre-swapping” or guarding. When the swap director starts the swap look to find the items in the sizes and styles you need and put them in your bag. As you swap keep track of your newly acquired items and hang on to personal belongings that you brought with you. If you let them out of your sight, they may be swapped.

We hold no responsibility for lost, misplaced or stolen items.

If you have any questions about the NE Kids Swap, contact the NE Portland Swap Director, at

If you would like to be added to our email list for future swaps, please contact our Main Swap List at with the size and gender of clothing you will bring and the size and gender of clothing you need (we will not spam or sell your name to anyone.) Also, let us know what area you live in and where you are willing to travel to swap. The only “membership” rule is that you be respectful and have fun! Please bring only things listed on what to bring list.
NEXT SWAP: Sign-up on our email list to be notified of our next swap – this one will include toys, books and games.
MORE SWAPS: Love to swap? There are other swaps near you. Go to to get contact information for other monthly clothing swaps and stuff swaps – all free. If you are interested in having your own clothing swap and would like tips and information, speak to your swap host after the swap.
PASS IT ON: If you know someone who would be interested in attending a clothing swap please feel free to pass this email along.


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