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April 2017 Free Swaps!

Here’s the Free Swaps we know about so far for April.  They include two Family Clothing Swaps, Baby/Kids/Maternity Swap, the Spring Stuff Swap, Potluck Brunch, and of course several Women’s All Size and Sized Clothing Swaps!  It’s a full month of spring cleaning, re-gifting, playing, and getting new-to-you treasures! Invite a friend to join the adventure with you.

04/01/17  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

04/01/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11:00am. Bring food to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!  Contact Bert Fitzgerald 574-213-5468 for more information. Check out the Yonder House facebook page at facebook/yonderhouseon15th for details.

04/02/17 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 (usually on the first Sunday February, April, June, August, October, December 2017)

04/08/17 Spring Stuff Swap in Continue reading

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, March 31st

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday March 31st, at New Seasons market on Sunnyside in the Continue reading

Reserve Your Space at the April 8th Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland!

Time to RSVP for the Annual Spring Stuff Swap – Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, and free frugal fun with like-minded neighbors!  Your home will be less cluttered, your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use…plus, all remainders are given away to a local charity that GIVES them away, not sells them! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a gift or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints YOU MUST GET ON THE GUEST LIST TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS SWAP (swap RSVP email below), and read and agree to the swap guidelines below so everyone knows what to expect and can have fun.

Kind and courteous women, men, and teens are invited.  Please leave babies, toddlers and grade school children safely at Continue reading

Community Potluck/Brunch, NE Portland, March 18th

Yonder House is holding a Community Potluck Brunch Saturday March 18th!  Hang out and eat good food! Bring something to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!

(Free clothing and stuff swaps are a ‘potluck of things’…Yonder House hosts a twice a month ‘potluck of food’!)

When: Saturday March 18th, 11:00 am

Where:  5311 NE 15th Ave, Continue reading

Women’s Small to Medium Clothing Swap, SE Portland, March 17th

Come to the Women’s XS 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 March 17th at  7pm (feel free to wear or bring green :).  Arrive early and please limit to good quality – no rips or 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: Friday 03/17/17  7pm Upstairs Community Room

You can also receive swap notifications through the Facebook group page called Continue reading

Women’s size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, March 11th

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.   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 March 11th 2017, 2pm.

Swaps at this location are usually Continue reading

Greeter(s) and Cleaner(s) needed April 8th 2017

(WE HAVE ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS as of  03/09/17! Stay tuned for detailed information about how to RSVP for the 12th Annual Spring Stuff Swap!) Hi Swappers!  We still need some volunteers so we can hold the Spring Stuff Swap on April 8th 2017!  If you volunteer – you assure yourself a place at the swap!  Two REALLY easy jobs still need to be filled:

(03/03/17 this position has been filled!) 1-2 people who will greet and sign in swappers as they arrive.  You greet people at the door and have them check off their name from the RSVP list.  Easy.  Arrive between 1:00pm and 1:15pm on day of swap to pick up a clipboard that has the RSVP list.

(03/08/17 this position has been filled!) 1-2 people to bring a vacuum cleaner(s) and extension cord(s) to vacuum venue after the swap. Since the venue donates the space for free, we are responsible for returning it to them in good shape.  We ask that swappers bring only items that are clean, so there’s usually not that much to vacuum up at the end.  Estimate around 3:00pm – 3:15pm.

Thanks for letting us know if you can volunteer to sign people in before the Spring Stuff Swap, and/or vacuum after the Spring Stuff Swap on April 8th!  You can reply below, or email me at urbanfarmerpdx1@yahoo.com  If you’ve never been to a free gift or stuff swap, here’s what one looks like!