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Spring Stuff Swap, NE Portland, April 8th

There’s still time to RSVP for the Annual Spring Stuff Swap on April 8th!  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 home with a sitter.

When: Saturday April 8th, 2017   2pm (arrive between 1:30 and 1:50 to get a parking spot, and to set your stuff out before the swap begins.)

Where: Evergreen Community Church (formerly Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst)  in the gym, 935 N.E. 33rd Continue reading

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)

04/02/17  *New Swap!!  Family Clothing and Footwear swap (N Portland), Sunday April 2nd, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. 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. Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq  This quarterly swap usually takes place March, June, September, December. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

04/08/17 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community church (formerly called Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst).  For what to expect see details posted here the third week of March 2017.  Free Swaps at this location  usually second Saturday of the month.

04/15/17 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.

04/17/17 Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Colossae Church in Tigard.  No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information.(takes place 3rd Monday in September 2016, January and April in 2017. Handicapped accessible).

04/17/17 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, 7:25pm (right after Women’s all size swap) at Colossae Church in Tigard.   No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people! Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday in September 2016, January and April in 2017. Handicapped accessible).

04/21/17   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.

04/28/17 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 

04/29/17 FREE Family Clothing Exchange — At Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood. Countryside Community Church will be hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange on Saturday, April 29 @ 10:00 am. Bring any gently worn clothing items to exchange that you or your loved ones no longer wear. Beginning at 10 a.m. everyone will be released to rummage through all the clothing (there will be children’s, men’s and women’s categories) and take whatever they would like. All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help others in the surrounding communities as well as our own. This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children’s clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it’s a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny! Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689.

04/30/17  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.

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

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

UPDATE 12/04/16 the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap is now full and a wait list has been started.  If you find you won’t be able to make it to the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, please email Christine at pdxswapRSVP@gmail.com and let her know to pass your spot to the next in line.

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).
 Due Continue reading

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.

*NEW*  12/17/16 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11am. 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.

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 

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

Spring Stuff Swap, NE PDX, April 9th

Join the Treasure Hunt!   Combine spring cleaning with free frugal fun at the Spring Stuff Swap! Give and get music, books, kitchen and housewares, toys and games, crafting items, collectables, tools, holiday items, working technology, music, sports equipment and more! And it’s all FREE!

Bring your in-good-condition stuff, find new-to-you items, keep usable items out of landfills, meet like-minded kind thrifty people…plus, all remainders will be given away for free in the community!   Think of the saving$, recycling, philanthropy, abundance, and good karma flowing around:)   If you’ve never been to a free stuff swap, see one in action here.

Please read the information below and reserve your spot (RSVP) to attend. 

Kind and courteous women, men, and teens are invited.  We are expecting 150+/- people, so leave babies, toddlers and grade school children safely at home with a sitter.

HOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN THE SPRING STUFF SWAP:

By coming to Free Swaps, you Continue reading