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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
7-8pm  (arrive 10 minutes before 7pm)   Where: Tualatin Heritage Center,  8700 Continue reading

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, July 29th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday July 29th 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 10-15 Clothing Swap, Central Eastside, July 31st

Women’s Size 0-8 Clothing Swap, SE Portland, July 15th

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 July 15th 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 Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, July 9th

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 July 9th 2016, 2pm.

Swaps are usually the 2nd Saturday of each month, and usually last about an hour. If a few women can start putting remainders into piles around 3pm, that would be appreciated!

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July 2016 Free Swaps

During the summer months several of the regular swap hostesses take a break, since free swaps are all run by volunteers just like you. If you want to step up to create a swap of items YOU like, in an area of town where you live, let me know and I’ll share your summer fun free on this site!  If you want to learn more about free swaps in general, here’s a great link.

Here’s an overview of the July 2016 free swaps we know about so far (about a week before each swap we post additional detailed information on this blog roll):

07/09/16 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.

07/15/16   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

07/29/16 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 

*JUST ADDED!!* 07/31/16  Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 10:45am 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.

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, June 24th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, Friday June 24th, 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).

To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com