Author Archives: Barb Hughes

September 2016 Free Swaps

Here’s the Free Swaps we know about so far for September 2016: several  women’s and teens size small and medium clothing swaps,  two all-size women’s clothing swaps, and a babies/kids/maternity swap all take place this month.  Swap out things in good condition you’ve outgrown or are no longer ‘you’ and get some new things for fall!

09/03/16    Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

09/10/16 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

09/16/16   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

09/19/16 Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Colossae Church in Tigard.  No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information.(takes place 3rd Monday in September 2016, January and April in 2017. Handicapped accessible).

09/19/16 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, 7:25pm (right after Women’s all size swap) at Colossae Church in Tigard.   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday in September 2016, January and April in 2017. Handicapped accessible).

09/30/16 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 

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, August 26th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday August 26th 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 Tanya know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

Women’s size 0-8 Clothing Swap, SE Portland, August 19th

Women’s Petite to Medium (approx size 0-8) Clothing Swap – 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 August 19th at  7pm.  Arrive early and Please limit to good quality – no rips or stains, including grease. If you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes. 

I provide the structure & bring the leftovers down the street, & ask gals to help me bag & bring stuff down to my car so I can do that easily. Thanks for helping to make your swap community a reality, and remember by participating in free swaps you agree to not sell anything you get for free at a free swap, but can give it away or bring it back to the next swap if you decide it’s not quite ‘you’.  Good karma continues as we’re all philanthropists making a positive difference for ourselves and others!

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Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, Tualatin, August 15th

All-Size Women’s Clothing Swap – Monday August 15th!

This clothing swap is for women (& girl teens) — all sizes! We’ll have the
following categories: size 1-5, size 6-10, size 11-16, plus sizes,
maternity, shoes & accessories. (You can bring clothes in any size and
“shop” in another size.)

Day: Monday August 15th 2016

Time:  start time is 7pm, so arrive at 6:50pm to put clothing out

Where: Tualatin Heritage Center — 8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062
(directions below)

Please RSVP to Diana & let me know your size category by emailing  mom@blackboxphotography.com or calling /texting 503.888.4194. We will have a limited number of spaces, so let me know if you can be there, and I’ll save a spot for you. Also, feel free to tell a friend who might be interested, but be sure to RSVP!    (Note: Continue reading

Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, August 13th

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 only.   No children please.

The PTA clothing closet will take all clothing remainders and distribute to the Portland Public Schools – thanks Jackee!

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

When: Saturday August 13th 2016, 2pm.

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Family Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids), Beaverton, August 7th

Get ready for back-to school!  Bring your outgrown and in good shape clothing to the Family All Size Clothing Swap  Sunday August 7th, 7pm @ Adapt Training 9923 SW Arctic Drive, Beaverton Oregon 97005.  Phone 503-646-8482.  Bring your whole family – Everyone’s invited – men, women, teens, kids, babies!  Kids and adults – clean out things that you aren’t using and new-to-you items!

Bring your gently used-in-excellent condition clothes, shoes, and accessories, and go home with new items you can use!  This event is FREE and open to the public. All sizes are welcome.  So that you know what to expect, and so it’s fun for everyone, please read our  Free Swap rules.

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  Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December 2016)

August 2016 Free Swaps

Whew it’s hot out!  Enjoy the remaining July Swaps – the All Size Women’s and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, and the Women’s size 10-14 Clothing and Accessories Swap near 18th and Burnside.

Then it’s time to look ahead to August 2016 Free Swaps.  Here’s what we’ve got so far:

08/07/16 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family – men, women, and kids!   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 (February, April, June, August, October, December 2016)

08/13/16 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

08/15/16  Women’s All Size Clothing swap (Tualatin),   Sizes small through plus, including maternity clothes. Usually held quarterly in the evening from
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