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Women/Femme Clothing and Accessories Size Large through Plus Swap, SE Portland, August 25th

Large Size and Up Women/Femme Clothing and Accessories Swap (size 14 – Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap).

Please bring Women’s size 14 and up clothes in good condition (no rips or stains) and accessories such as jewelry, shoes, hats, belts, purses.

Please bring extra bags to help haul out the left overs. Every 4th Sunday in People’s Food Co-op community room.

What: Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up)

When: August 25th, 7-8pm (every 4th Sunday)

Where: People’s Food Co-op, in the upstairs community room, 3029 SE 21st ave Portland.

Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm.

Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 14 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location)

Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO

Be kind and courteous!

Do not sell the things you get at the swap.

Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one!

Please also consider volunteering! I need help bagging up left overs at the end and carrying them to my car. Or if you are willing to do the donation run, to your car.

Also we will need to sweep the room afterwards. If you are interesting in being a back up coordinator, please contact me. Thank you and happy swapping! For more info about swap contact cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

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Potluck Brunch and Swap, NE Portland, August 24th

Meet new people and share good food! Drop in on the Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1p. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships. Coming soon: swap resources at a permanent free store space & library!

When: Every Saturday, from 10am-1pm

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

NEW!! All Size Family Clothing Swap, Kelso WA, August 21st

NEW!  All Size Family Clothing Swap/Give-away (Kelso WA) The first swap takes place August 21st, (and every following 3rd Wednesday) from 2pm-6pm at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room,  351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626.

They accept clothing donations (all sizes, ages, and genders) and are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com .

Experienced Swappers – please come and help get this new swap started! Remainders benefit the South Kelso Neighborhood Association.

Potluck Brunch and Swap, NE Portland, August 17th

Meet new people and share good food! Drop in on the Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1p. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships. Coming soon: swap resources at a permanent free store space & library!

When: Every Saturday, from 10am-1pm

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

Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8) Clothing Swap, SE Portland, August 16th

Share & receive awesome clothes! Women’ and teens XS to Medium (approx size 0-8) – Clean out your closet, gather all the clothes and accessories in good condition that you don’t wear: Include accessories like shoes, hats, belts, purses, jewelry, etc.!  (Wearables only please: no ‘stuff’, used make-up, or undergarments). Arrive early and please limit to good quality – no rips, 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: August 16th, (and every third Friday), 7pm Upstairs Community Room

You can also receive swap notifications through the Facebook group page called SE Clothing Swap XS/Petite Women at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267181703349196/ and request to join the group. We meet monthly on the third Friday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It’s best to arrive 5-10 minutes early as we will start promptly at 7pm.We start & leave on-time so please plan extra time to be a few minutes early so you get plenty of awesome new duds! – include time for traffic, weird parking issues, etc. Most trading is done from the beginning to around…approx 7:25ish I would say, & we’re out & ready for Friday night by about 7:45.

Everyone waits to take anything until the swap starts, and there is a firm rule about NOT selling any clothes you get from a swap.

FREE SWAP RULES*

1. Bring only clean clothes, in good condition, in the correct sizes (this swap is size petite to medium only please).

2. Do NOT take anything before the swap coordinator says “go”.

3. Be kind and courteous to other swappers.

4. Do not sell things you get from the swap.

*By participating in this swap, you agree to and will follow the above rules.

PLEASE BRING ENOUGH BAGS TO COVER YOUR LEFTOVERS AS WELL AS WHAT YOU TAKE!

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Free Swaps Are A Good Investment in YOU!

Hi Swappers!  Free Swaps have been touted as ways to help save the environment, create community, make a positive difference, and as economic sustainability entertainment.  Now free swaps are making an impact in the investment community! I was interviewed about Swap Positive for investment group Acorns, by a blogger through Grow/CNBC, Anna-Louise Jackson. Check it out!

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Thank YOU for participating in free swaps!  If you’d like to make a bigger impactful difference, check out my future stretch goals on the Contact Page.

Maternity and Baby to Size 5T Clothing and Accessories Swap, SE Portland, August 10th

Naked Baby Clothing Swap:
Saturday August 10th 2019
10:30am – 11:15am

Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Details:

Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to 5T.
Items may include (but not limited to):
clothing
socks and tights
shoes
coats, hats, and other accessories
cloth diapers and diaper covers or unused disposables that no longer fit your baby
maternity clothing, nursing bras, and women’s clothing and accessories
baby gear (blankets, strollers, carriers, slings, baby care items, legal carseats and furniture, etc.)
mama gear (nursing pillows, pumps, etc.)
toys
books (both for baby and parenting books)
games

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