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Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, NE PDX, December 10th

Time to RSVP for the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! This has become a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun!

The 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Saturday December 10th, 2pm, in the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst gym.  RSVP (reserve your spot) by December 5th!

Gift Swaps are tons of fun – watch here to learn more!

The gym is unheated so dress warmly. Since all swappers are invited (and their kind men, teens, and friends), YOU MUST READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE AN ENTRY ‘TICKET’ TO GET INTO THIS SWAP (see below).

YOUR ENTRY TICKET
 To attend this event and keep things running smoothly, you and your guests need to read and abide by the Free Swap Rules, and What To Bring (below). To get on our Reservation/entry list, email volunteer Christine’s special 2016 Gift and Toy Swap RSVP email pdxswapRSVP@gmail.com and in the subject line write in your name and how many people you are bringing. (Example: Jane Doe and one guest – 2 total).
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Family Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) Beaverton, December 4th

Family All Size Clothing Swap  Sunday December 4th, 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!

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)

Women’s Small and Medium Swap, Camas, December 3rd

Women’s and Teens Small/Medium Clothing and Accessories Swap! Bring clean clothes and accessories that aren’t quite ‘you’ to swap, and experience free frugal fun with like-minded women!  Free swaps are like a playdate…but afterwards you have a cleaner house and new clothes, shoes, and accessories!

What:  free clothing and accessories swap – including shoes, handbags, jewelry – you bring good stuff, you’ll find good stuff!  Bring a like-minded thrifty treasure-hunting friend!

When:  Saturday December 3rd, 6pm

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December 2016 Free Swaps

Happy Holidays!  Here are the free swaps we know about so far in December. Several sized women’s clothing swaps, a family clothing swap (men, women, kids), a holiday gift and toy swap (men, women, teens) and more!  Find a free swap you like (or start one) and join the fun!

12/03/16  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

12/04/16 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family!   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)

12/10/16 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church). For what to expect see details on how to RSVP here. Second Saturday of every month women’s size medium clothing swaps, except for the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap in December and the Spring Stuff Swap in April.

12/16/16   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.

12/30/16 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, November 25th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday November 25th 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 have a favorite 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

RSVP now for the 2016 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap coming up in December!

Time to RSVP for the 2016 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! This has become a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun!

The 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Saturday December 10th, 2pm, in the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst gym.

Gift Swaps are tons of fun – watch here to learn more!

The gym is unheated so dress warmly. Since all swappers are invited (and their kind men, teens, and friends), YOU MUST READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE AN ENTRY ‘TICKET’ TO GET INTO THIS SWAP (see below).

YOUR ENTRY TICKET
 To attend this event and keep things running smoothly, you and your guests need to read and abide by the Free Swap Rules, and What To Bring (below). To get on our Reservation/entry list, email volunteer Christine’s special 2016 Gift and Toy Swap RSVP email Continue reading

Women’s Size 0-8 Clothing Swap, SE Portland, November 18th

11/18/16   Women’s Size Petite to Medium (approx 0-8)  Clothing Swap at People’s Food Co-op in SE Portland at 7pm.

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 November 18th 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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