KID’S & MATERNITY CLOTHING & TOY SWAP
Colossae Church, Tigard
**MONDAY October 21st, 2013**
7:25pm – 8:00pm
Gather up unwanted, outgrown, clean clothing, small accessories, and small to medium toys in good condition and bring them to the swap!
Location: Colossae Church, 12176 SW Garden Place, (by 217/99/Hall), Tigard. NOTE: This swap location is only partially child proofed so please leave children at home.
There will be an all size women’s clothing swap right before the kid’s swap from 7:00pm to 7:20pm – please come at 6:45pm if you’d like to swap some of your own clothes. There will also be a donation pile for men’s clothing if you wish to contribute. For the kid’s swap, plan on arriving at 7:15pm all children’s sizes start at 7:25 – separate your clothing ahead to save time. If you have kids costumes, you can bring those as well this time.
Maternity– all sizes
New baby – preemie-12mo
Older baby – 18mo-24mo
Children – 5-7
Girls & Boy’s – 8-14+
Toys – small & medium only**
Toddlers – 2T-4T Accessories – see below for details**
**Accessories and toys can be lightly used and clean including socks, shoes, boots, hats, scarves, mittens, sunglasses, books, tapes, CD’s, videos, DVDs.
How the swap works: Clothing will be separated into size groups on the floor and marked with signs. When you arrive place your clothes in matching size piles and wait around the outer perimeter of the room so that other swappers can place their clothing – it is important and fair to others that the swap starts at the same time for everyone and that there is no pre-swapping. At about 7:25pm the swap host will let you know that the swap is about to begin. At that time you will be instructed to stand in front of the clothing piles with sizes you are looking for. When the swap host starts the swap, sort through the piles of clothing to find the items you need and put them in your bag – please remember to be generous and courteous as you are swapping clothes with your neighbors. While you swap keep track of your newly acquired items and hang on to personal belongings, if you let them out of your site they may be swapped!
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 considerate and kind. Items that do not get swapped will be donated to low income and high needs families in our community.
If you have any questions about the swap or are not on our email list and would like to receive email notification of future clothing, please refer to the Swap Positive website! Please bring only clothing and small accessories to this swap.
NEXT SWAP: We try to do a kids clothing swap 3 times a year. Next one will be early 2013. Everything will always be posted on Swap Positive.
MORE SWAPS: Love to swap? There are other swaps near you. Go to https://swappositive.wordpress.com/other-swaps/ 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.
The extra clothes and toys for this swap will be donated to a non-profit organization in need.