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Volunteers needed for Maternity, Baby, and Kid Clothing Swap, Feb 16th at PCC

The Maternity, Baby, and Kid Clothing Swap is looking for volunteers for tomorrow’s event at PCC (toys, books, and accessories, too!) If you plan to go, here’s a link for how you can help out with the fun – and meet some new like-minded friends, too!  If you weren’t planning on going, but want to go be a part of the free frugul fun by helping so other women can shop, you’re welcome to come help, too!


Maternity, Baby and Kids Clothing, Accessories, and Toy Swap, NW Portland, February 16th

What:  Maternity, baby and kids clothing, accessories, and toy swap, maternity and kids sizes premie up to size 10.

When: Saturday February 16th   2pm-3pm.

Where: PCC Rock Creek Campus 17705 NW Springville Portland, OR 97229

Clean out your closets and the toy shelf!!! Purge what you no longer need!!! We also need helpful volunteers! (Please read below for details on what to bring).

This event will be at PCC Rock Creek in the Event Center in Building 9. Parking at PCC is FREE on Saturdays. The gravel parking lot just passed building 9 is the closest place to park. This website has a good map of the campus building locations:

Please bring things to swap or non-perishable food items (to go to a food pantry) if you can. Of course, nobody will be turned away.

You may arrive as early as 1:40pm to set things out. However, WE ASK THAT ONCE YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR ITEMS, STEP OUT OF THE ROOM UNTIL 2PM. We want everyone to have a fair chance at getting what ever comes and getting some nice things. You will NOT be allowed to create a stack of new finds prior to 2pm.

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Family All Size Clothing Swap, Beaverton, February 10th

UPDATE:  FOR SAFETY REASONS, IF THERE IS SNOW ON THE GROUND BEFORE THE SWAP, OR SNOW EXPECTED DURING THE SWAP, IT WILL BE CANCELLED. Family All Size Clothing Swap! Bring your whole family – Everyone’s invited – men, women, teens, kids, babies!
When:   Sunday February 10th, 7pm (the second Sunday this month due to the Superbowl)
Where: Adapt Training 9923 SW Arctic Drive, Beaverton Oregon 97005.

Men, Women, Teens, and Kids can 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, ages, and families are welcome.  So that you know what to expect, and so it’s fun for everyone, please read our  Free Swap rules.

By coming to Free Swaps, you agree to the following Free Swap Rules:

1. Only bring clean items in good condition

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

3. Be kind and generous to other swappers and the swap coordinators. Don’t take stuff you will not personally use or give as gifts.

4. You agree that you WILL NOT SELL ANYTHING that you received at any Free Swap(s). 

5. Free Swaps are UNIQUE! If you attend Free Swaps you are agreeing to abide by the Free Swap Mission/goals. If you feel the above rules are unreasonable, do not attend.

What a great way to declutter your closets AND refresh the whole families’ wardrobe all at the same time!

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.  This swap meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday (but in February it’s the 2nd Sunday due to Superbowl), April, June, August, October, December)

For further details contact Kirsten at  Juleea at or check the facebook page. Phone 503-646-8482.

February 2019 Free Swaps!

Wow, it’s already February!  It’s time to clean out your closets of things you no longer need/use/love, and get a fresh start – possibly see what you can find for Valentines Day?  Here’s the free swaps we know about for February – email if you have any additions/corrections. So far we’ve got all sizes of  women’s clothing swaps, household stuff swaps, family clothing swaps, maternity clothing swaps, kids clothings/books/toy swaps, and a brand new (to us) Seed Swap!  Come enjoy free swapping and treasure hunting with like-minded kind people! If you don’t see a swap in the size/location/items you like, please start one!  We are all volunteers and would love for you to join in creating and enjoying the free frugal fun!

2/02/19  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is now an All Size Women’s swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles small, medium, large, plus, and accessories. Also small household items. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at

02/09/19 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

NEW 02/09/19 Seed Swap, third annual Grow Portland Seed Swap from 2:30-4pm at the IRCO Community Room, 10323 NE Glisan St in Portland. Bring extra seed you have saved in your garden to share with others and discover new varieties. Local gardeners and farmers will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving and take home seeds. If you do not have any seed to share, you are welcome to come too— we normally have plenty of seeds. More information on the facebook page

UPDATE: CHANGED DATE TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH DUE TO SUPERBOWL 02/10/19 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  Carla or Juleea at or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday (but in February it’s the 2nd Sunday due to Superbowl), April, June, August, October, December 2019)

02/15/19  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 If you would like to receive notifications via facebook, go to: and request to join the group

02/16/19 Maternity, Baby, and Kids clothing/accessories/toys/books swap, 2-3pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229,  Event Center in Building 9. There are no limits to how much to bring or take, we just ask that you take only what you need. Please bring something to carry home all of your new-to-you finds! Any leftover items will be donated to Northwest Children’s Outreach.  For additional details, check out the facebook page Swaps will be held three times a year: June, October, February. Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10.


02/22/19 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.  Bring all sizes of women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories …plus any other small 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

02/24/19 Women’s Large clothing swap (approximately size 14-1X) Please bring 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. Address: 3029 SE 21st ave Portland Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm. Rules: Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 12 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! Email Monica for more info about swap:

Baby/Kids/Maternity Clothing, accessories and Toy Swap, Tigard, January 21st

01/21/19 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, 7:25pm (right after Women’s all size swap) at Collossae Church in Tigard.   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday January 2019, April 2019, September 2019. Handicapped accessible).

Gather the kids and baby clothing, accessories, and small toys that are in good condition that your kids have outgrown and you no longer use, wash them up, and bring them to the swap!  Also bring maternity clothes and accessories.  This is a big space with plenty of room for adults and teens – please leave children at home with a trusted sitter.

What:  Kids and Baby Clothing and Small Toy Swap …also Maternity Clothes and accessories!

When: MONDAY January 21st 2019  at 7:25pm -8pm

Where:  Colossae Church, 12244 SW Garden Place, 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!

There’s also a Women’s All Size Clothing Swap from  7pm – 7:25pm right before the kids swap.  Doors open at 6:30pm so you can sort your women’s and kids stuff, participate in the Women’s swap at 7, followed by the kids swap at 7:25pm.  All left overs will be given to several great organizations: we rotate between Caring Closet, NW Children’s Outreach and the Women’s Shelter downtown.

No need to RSVP – just show up with your stuff- there’s plenty of room for kind helpful adults and teens! (This venue is handicapped accessible, but please no children below teens!  Ladies – we do have to make one exception; if our hostess cannot come due to a child care conflict – then we are going to allow the hostess’ child(ren) to come – otherwise we won’t have a swap.)

Size Categories:

Maternity– all sizes

New baby – preemie-12mo

Older baby – 18mo-24mo

Toddlers – 2T-4T

Children – 5-7

Girls & Boy’s – 8-14+

Toys – small & medium only**

Accessories – see below for details**

**Accessories and toys can be lightly used and clean including socks, shoes, boots, hats, scarves, mittens, sunglasses, books, tapes, CD’s, videos, DVDs.

How the swap works: Clothing will be separated into size groups on the floor and marked with signs.   When you arrive place your clothes in matching size piles and wait around the outer perimeter of the room so that other swappers can place their clothing – it is important and fair to others that the swap starts at the same time for everyone and that there is no pre-swapping.  At about 7:25pm the swap host will let you know that the swap is about to begin.  At that time you will be instructed to stand in front of the clothing piles with sizes you are looking for.  When the swap host starts the swap, sort through the piles of clothing to find the items you need and put them in your bag – please remember to be generous and courteous as you are swapping clothes with your neighbors. While you swap keep track of your newly acquired items and hang on to personal belongings, if you let them out of your site they may be swapped!

What to Bring: Freshly washed, non-stained, clothing in good usable condition. There are no minimum requirements for how many items you have to bring or how many you can take but please be considerate and kind. Clothing, toys, and other items that do not get swapped will be donated to low income and high needs families in our community. Please bring only clothing and small accessories to this swap.

We try to do a kids clothing swap 3 times a year. Everything will always be posted on Swap Positive.

PASS IT ON: If you know someone who would be interested in attending a clothing swap please feel free to pass this email along.

  1.  We need YOUR help to keep this swap running smoothly.  Please help set up and/or clean up.  We have families too and sometimes the task of clearing our wonderful donations takes a bit of time.  Many hands make light work!
  2. We ask ladies who attend our swaps to help keep the swaps running smoothly.  That means to answer questions for newbies, remind people who may have forgotten the Free Swap Rules, and generally help to keep a great thing going so that everyone may enjoy our event.
  3. As much as we love children, we really have to ask that children who are walking not be at the swaps.  Babes in arms are okay.  If you have to bring a child with you, please bring an adult who can attend the child in one of the classrooms.  Ladies – we do have to make one exception; if our hostess cannot come due to a child care conflict – then we are going to allow the hostess’ child(ren) to come – otherwise we won’t have a swap.  We feel sure that you would rather have a swap than not!
  4. With the growth in attendance, this is a blessing – We are going to ask everyone to read and understand the “Rules for Swapping”- and agree to abide by them.  By attending, you agree to act according to the rules:

FREE SWAP RULES (in a nutshell):

By coming to Free Swaps, you agree to the following Free Swap Rules:

  1. Only bring clean items in good condition (in the correct sizes if applicable).
  2. Do not take anything before the swap coordinator says “go”.
  3. Be kind and generous to other swappers and the swap coordinators. Don’t take stuff you will not personally use or give as gifts.
  4. You agree that you WILL NOT SELL ANYTHING that you received at any Free Swap(s).
  5. Free Swaps are UNIQUE! If you attend Free Swaps you are agreeing to abide by the Free Swap Mission/goals. If you feel the above rules are unreasonable, do not attend.

–Your participation is your agreement to follow Free Swap rules.–

FREE SWAP RULES (more details)

  1. Free Swaps are UNIQUE!  Coordinators volunteer their time for free.  Venues donate their location for free.  Swappers bring clean items in good condition for free, and in return find `new’ items for themselves or to give as gifts.  Remainders are donated to organizations and individuals who will GIVE them away, not sell them.  No money changes hands.  Everyone gets to play with kind, generous, thrifty, sustainability-minded people.
  2. Bring only CLEAN items in good condition (no obvious rips, stains, no broken or missing zippers, no pant legs without the pants) in the sizes stated for that particular swap.  If it is a stuff or gift swap, bring only stuff/gifts and save the sized clothing for a clothing swap.  Please leave kids at home unless they are specifically invited, for the safety and enjoyment of all.
  3. Do NOT take anything before the swap coordinator says `go’.  We all start at the same time so everyone has the same opportunities.  If you see someone take something before the swap begins, please kindly remind them to put the item back until the swap begins.  If the thrill of the chase and all that wonderful free stuff brings you to a panic/greed mode  – slow down, take a deep breath, and know that there is plenty for everyone – including you!  And just like in a retail store, sometimes you’ll find a lot you like, sometimes a little.  Enjoy watching the thrill as everyone gets things they need, and come back next time to see what treasures are in store for you.
  4. Be kind to the swap coordinators -they are donating their time, energy, organizational skills, data/web skills, correspondence, and coordinating abilities for free.  By bringing an extra sack for remainders, or staying after for a few minutes to help clean up, you are showing your appreciation for the swap coordinator and helping to keep free swaps going.  If two people want the same item, the person with less gets the item. Free Swaps are kinda like a potluck – everyone brings something(s) and leaves full and happy.  If you find that you complain instead of being grateful, Free Swaps are not the place for you.
  5. By being here, you agree that you WILL NOT SELL ANYTHING that you received for free at any Free Swap(s).  If your goal is to sell things, there are plenty of other places to get them.  Free Swaps are NOT one of those places. To learn more about what Free Swaps ARE, click here.
  6. If you attend Free Swaps, you are agreeing to abide by the Free Swap Rules. No re-sellers, ebay sellers, etc, are invited to our swaps. Re-sellers, hoarders, and factious people will be asked to leave.  Free Swaps are for the fun, entertainment, enjoyment, and good Karma of people who understand and appreciate the giving spirit of  `free’:)  People who come to free swaps have found that as they have given freely of what they no longer need, they have received freely cool new stuff!  Plus, remainders are donated to organizations that will give them away for free, so everyone is a philanthropist!

The fine print: Because swap coordinators are volunteers donating their time and energy, they have every right to feel safe.  If any person makes them feel uncomfortable, threatens them, complains incessantly, refuses to follow the rules, or in any way causes the swap coordinator grief, she/he has the right to ban them from her/his swap.

If you have further questions, Contact Barbara at

Thanks for helping us keep a great thing going!!!

-Barbara and Cindy

Family Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap, North Portland, January 13th

Family Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap Sunday January 13th, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement.

Come join the fun! Everyone is welcome. All sizes of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing will be exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing, but feel free to bring clothing and shoes in good condition to swap.

We also are swapping BOOKS! So make sure to bring in all the books you are finished with, and swap them for some great cool weather/snuggle-up reads!

What: All Size/All Age Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap

When: Sunday January 13th, 2-4pm

Where: Kenton Church Basement 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217

Frequently asked questions about this swap

This quarterly swap usually takes place spring, summer, fall, winter. Contact Ginny for more information at


(Below is the email I received from Ginny 01/07/19:)


Happy New Year, Fellow Friendly Exchangers! 

I am finding myself irrationally optimistic about 2019. Why? Much of my optimism is fueled by all the ways this community cared for each other last year.

In 2018, we shared our clothing and reading resources with over 235 other exchangers.

Together we received, sorted, distributed and recycled thousands and thousands of articles of clothing.

We continued distributing socks and providing a light lunch during events to any exchangers who come hungry.

We added a book exchange and were delighted to see so many children (and adults) take home armloads of books they can call their very own.

We also grew from four exchanges a year to six – providing us with more opportunities to grab some new garments, don some new digs or even tear into a new tome.

So thank you all for the role you played in making 2018 another great year in the life of your Free Clothing Exchange!

We’re starting 2019 off with a boost of new-to-us clothes and books generously heaped upon us from the folks at Mosaic Church.

So come out early this Sunday and help us sort through the wears. You might just find something you like!


We’ll also be continuing our Free Book Exchange this month as well. Bring some books to share, and/or pick up some new ones for yourself and your kids.


We have been so blessed by how willing our fellow exchangers are to lend a hand during our events.Starting FEB 10th, we are going to start meeting on the 2nd Sunday’s of our off months from 2-4pm to sort, organize and plan.

If you’d like to get more involved with our zany, caring community these “sorting parties” are the place to be.

Email us through the website, if you’d like to help out.


Location: Kenton Church Basement
2115 N Lombard Street – 97217


You don’t need to exchange clothes in order to receive them.

Family Clothing and Stuff Swap, SW Portland, January 5th

Family Clothing and Stuff Swap for kind Men, Women, Kids – everyone is invited!

Day: Saturday January 5th 2019

Place:  the Garden Home Community Library Annex, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223. GHCL Annex (map)

Time: 1pm-3pm

Celebrate the new year by clearing out the clutter!  Bring clothing for men, women, and kids…as well as household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap.  Items should be in clean and usable condition.

All leftovers will be donated to charities including the Union Gospel Mission, Cat Adoption Team, and more.  Please take what you will personally use or give as gifts. Here’s other free swap tips.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Heather at 503-245-9932, or