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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).
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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.

*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:

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April 2016 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for April 2016.  If you have a free swap that meets our criteria please let us know and I’ll post it here for free!  There’s something for most everyone this month – all size clothing, household/toys/books, and various sized clothing swaps.  If you don’t see a swap in your size/location, please start one!

04/02/16    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

04/03/16 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)

04/09/16 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).  Due to venue codes as to amount of people allowed in the space, and that ALL kind women, men and teens are invited to the Spring Stuff Swap, YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS SWAP FOR ENTRY to keep the number of swappers to a fun and respectful level.  No children or babies at the Spring Stuff Swap.  For what to expect see details here.  (Gift swap in December, Stuff Swap in April, other months Women’s/teens size 6-12 clothing swap, second Saturday of the month.)

04/15/16   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.

04/17/16   Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 1:30pm 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.

04/29/16 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 

RSVP for the Spring Stuff Swap Saturday April 9th in NE Portland

It’s time to RSVP for the April Spring Stuff Swap – Combine spring cleaning and free frugal fun!  Your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, your home will be less cluttered, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use…plus, all remainders will be given away to others in the community!   Think of the saving$, recycling, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a gift swap or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints and so everyone has fun, You Must Read all the information below including the RSVP directions to Reserve Your Spot (BELOW) at this swap!

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 Continue reading

Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, NE Portland, December 12th

The 2015 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Saturday December 12th at 2pm at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst in the gym. (There is no clothing swap in December – the next clothing swap will be January 9th, 2016.)

The Holiday Gift and Toy Swap is a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun! Reserve your space now!

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 Continue reading