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July 2015 Free Swaps

Here’s the Swaps taking place in July 2015!  If you’d like to start a swap in your interest, size, or area of town, here’s how! Please tell me, and I’ll share your free swap details on the Swap Positive site.

07/11/15 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.

07/17/15   Women’s Size 0-5 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.

07/26/15   Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 1:30pm 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.

07/31/15 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 

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

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, Friday June 26th, 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 Size 0-5 Clothing Swap, SE Portland, June 19th

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 used make-up or undergarments). Our next women’s/teens  size 0-5 swap at People’s Co-op will be Friday, June 19th at  7pm.  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. 

Please bring 2 times the number of empty bags as you have full of clothes for the remainders! 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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All Size Women’s and Teens Clothing Swap, Tigard, June 15th

Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap in Tigard!  No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! (This venue is handicapped accessible!) It’s time to exchange your no-longer-needed women’s and teens clothes!  This location is not fully childproofed, so please leave children safely at home with a sitter.

When: Monday June 15th at 7pm

Time:    7pm – 7:25pm

Where: Colossae Church, located in Park 217, you’ll see a blue sign out front that says ”Colossae”.   Address is 12244 SW Garden Place, Tigard, OR.

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Kids Clothing, Accessories, and Small Toys Swap, Tigard, June 15th

Summer is here!  The kids have outgrown their clothes – gather the good clothing and toys your kids have outgrown, wash them up, and get the kids new clothes, toys, and accessories!   Get prepared for summer at the kids/teens/maternity/toy swap at Colossae Church  12244 SW Garden Place.  This is a big space with plenty of room for adults and teens – please leave children at home with a trusted sitter.

What:  Kids Clothing and Small Toy Swap (also baby and maternity)

When: MONDAY June 15th at 7:25pm (right after the women’s clothing swap)

Where:  Colossae Church, 12244 SW Garden Place, (by 217/99/Hall), Tigard.   NOTE: This swap location is only partially child proofed so please leave children at home.

Not only will you de-clutter your stuff, you’ll find ‘new’ things you can use and your kids will love!  It’s a great way to clean house, recycle, and practice sustainability…and it’s free!  Kids Clothing and Toys Swap takes place 7:25pm-8pm. Continue reading

Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, June 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.

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

When: Saturday June 13th 2015, 2pm.

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June 2015 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for June of 2015.  If you have any additions/changes, please let me know.  Let the summer swapping season begin! 06/06/15   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

06/06/15 Maternity Clothes Free Swap – June 6th – 9:30am-10:15am  Zenana Spa and Wellness Center2024 SE Clinton St. Portland OR is hosting a maternity clothing swap!  All sizes, all seasons. Be sure to pass this along to your mother-to-be friends, mom’s groups, birthing center coordinator, favorite maternity hospital/doctor, etc. If you can’t make it or don’t need clothing, please bring in a bundle of clothing to donate and receive 10% off of your next spa service.   For additional information email Elle Poindexter ellepoindexter@gmail.com

06/06/15  Baby Clothing Free Swap – June 6th – 10:30am-11:15am, at  Zenana Spa and Wellness, 2024 SE Clinton St. Portland OR.  Is your baby out growing his clothes? Do you have a bag or two of clothing to give away? Bring it to the FREE Baby Clothing Swap and walk away with some new clothes for your babe. Please bring clothing in sizes 0-12 months.  All clothing left behind will be donated to Insights Teen Parent Program. Be sure to pass this along to your mother-to-be friends, mom’s groups, birthing center coordinator, favorite maternity hospital/doctor, etc.  For additional information email Elle Poindexter ellepoindexter@gmail.com

06/07/15 Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7:00pm at Adapt Training 9923 SW Arctic Dr, Beaverton, Oregon 97005. Please read the swap rules in the files section on the facebook files documents  before attending the swap, arrive a little early, and have your clothes sorted by size prior to the swap. Bring a girlfriend or female family member, usually bi-monthly on the first Sunday.  For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  or check the Beaverton Women’s Clothing Swap facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1435937400045361/.

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