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Maternity and Baby & Grade School Kids clothing, accessories books/games swap! NW Portland, October 13th

Maternity and baby-kids swap – clothing and accessories, toys, books, games swap!  (ONLY MATERNITY -No regular women’s clothing please)

Clean out your maternity and kids closets and the toy shelf!!! Purge what you no longer need!!! (Please read below for details)

Saturday October 13th, 2-3pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229

This event will be at PCC Rock Creek in the Event Center in Building 9.

Please bring things to swap AND/OR one or more non-perishable food items (to go to a food pantry) as your “entry ticket”. 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 whatever comes and getting some nice things. You will NOT be allowed to create a stack of new finds prior to 2pm.

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED TO:
1) Help direct people as they come in and place items of those who come at the last minute. (These should be people who are there to give more than to receive items).
2) Pack up the left overs for donation (3-4pm)
3) Take a load for donation.

Here are the details on what you can bring:

Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10.
Items may include (but not limited to):
clothing
socks and tights
shoes
coats, hats, sunglasses and other accessories
cloth diapers and diaper covers or unused disposables that no longer fit your baby
maternity clothing, nursing bras (NO REGULAR WOMEN’S CLOTHES)
baby gear (blankets, strollers, carriers, slings, baby care items, legal carseats and furniture, etc.)
mama gear (nursing pillows, pumps, etc.)
toys
books (both for baby and parenting books)
games

It helps to sort your clothing beforehand in these categories:
• Newborn to 3 months
• 6-9 months
• 12 months
• 18 months
• 24 mo/2T
• 3T
• 4T
• 5T
• 6-7
• 8-10
• Maternity
• Bathing
• Feeding
• Diapering
• Gear
• Toys/fun
• Books
• Shoes/socks
• Hats/hair

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
http://www.northwestchildrensoutreach.org/

Check out the facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/272364680052277/?active_tab=about

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October 2018 Free Swaps

Happy fall!  We have a variety of free swaps this month including all-size women/teens swaps, stuff/toy/book swaps, family swap, transgender swap, maternity and baby swap, and sized swaps. Several of the swaps include Halloween costumes, so come out and play! If you don’t see a swap in a size or location that you like, we invite you to start one!  Here’s how to start a Free Swap.

10/06/18  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  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

10/07/18 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 2018)

10/13/18 Women’s size 6-12 Clothing and Accessories Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here 

10/13/18 Transgender Clothing swap, Saturday October 13th, 2:30-3:30 at the Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Center building.  5th quarterly(-ish) PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap. Stellar transit access and an accessible space in the same building as the Queer Resource Center and Disability Resource Center. Be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3 .  Check out the facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/227240061322470/

10/13/18 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 events page https://www.facebook.com/events/272364680052277/?active_tab=about

10/19/18  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

10/20/18 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap – all ages and sizes.  Includes Halloween costumes, toys, maternity, jewelry, and of course mens women’s and kids clothes.  3pm-6pm at 1375 Lockhaven Dr. NE, Keizer OR 97303. For more information, check out the facebook events page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1809463109108756/permalink/1812253108829756/

 

10/21/18 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.

10/26/18 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

* NEW! Babies and Kids Size 0-6+ Clothing and Accessories Swap, Hillsboro, September 29th

What:  Babies and Kids Size 0-6+ Clothing Swap!

Come out and support the first ever Swap for this venue! If enough swappers show to exchange Babies and Kids size 0-6+ clothing, they will consider making this a regular event – so tell all your friends/families that have babies and little kids to come out and bring things their kids have outgrown that are clean and in good condition, and swap for new-to-you items that you love!

When:  Saturday September 29th, 9am-noon

Where: Harvest Community Church, 8215 NE Quantama Street, Hillsboro, OR 97006, in the Multi-Purpose Room

If you’ve never been to a free swap before, here’s how they work.  https://swappositive.wordpress.com/about/free-swap-rules/

For more information about this swap, contact Swap Coordinator Kelly at Mommafawn3@gmail.com

Baby/Preschool Clothes & Accessories, Women’s All Size Clothing and Maternity Swap, SE Portland, August 12th

Spread the word about our August swap! Baby – Preschool Clothes and Accessories, and Women’s All Size Clothing and Maternity Swap!

Where: We will be in the large meeting room at Midland Library (straight ahead when you come in the entrance). 805 SE 122nd, Portland OR 97233.

When: August 12th, 2018, Please arrive by 3:15 to sort what you are donating, then we swap from 3:30-4:30, then start cleaning up.

If a few people are able to stay to help bag up the leftovers, I would appreciate it as we typically have an entire carload of remaining items to donate.

Bring: Baby/children’s/women’s clothing and gear from newborn through size 5 plus women’s and maternity (only things in reasonably good condition, no stained or torn items please). It helps to bring clothes sorted by size so it is easier to put things out. All are welcome even if you don’t have much to donate, just please only take what you will use.

All leftover items will be donated to Northwest Children’s Outreach (kids/maternity) and Rahab’s Sisters(women’s clothes).

Family All-Size Clothing Swap, Beaverton, August 5th

Family All Size Clothing Swap! Bring your whole family – Everyone’s invited – men, women, teens, kids, babies!
When:   Sunday August 5th, 7pm

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.

What a great way to prepare for back-to-school! What a great way to 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 February, April, June, August, October, December 2018)

For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page. Phone 503-646-8482.

August 2018 Free Swaps

Woah it’s hot out!  Time to take in a cool swap!  I know it’s hard to believe, but back-to-school is right around the corner.  Why not save a little money and swap for some of your back-to-school clothing instead?  This month there are swaps for women, men, teens, kids, babies (well, the adults will be swapping for the babies) and maternity.  Save some money, help the environment by passing usable items on to others, hang out with some new fun and frugal friends, and enjoy this last month of summer by attending the free swap(s) of your choice.

08/04/18 All Size Women’s and Teens Clothing Swap (Cowlitz County), 10am-11am at the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St. Longview, Wa 98632 . This is an open event for those women and teens that would like to participate in our quarterly clothing swap in Cowlitz County. Go through your closet and collect items; shoes, handbags, travel bags, scarves, accessories. EXCLUDES lingerie and underwear. All items must be clean and free of stains or repair needs. If you can’t make it to the swap but would like to donate your clean, unwanted items, email me for pick up and drop off location thequeenbee.45@gmail.com all unclaimed items will be donated to a local organization.

08/05/18 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 2018)

08/11/18 Women’s size 6-12 Clothing and Accessories Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here 

08/12/18 Spread the word about our August swap! Baby – Preschool Clothes and Accessories, and Women’s All Size Clothing and Maternity Swap, at Midland Library (in the large meeting room, straight ahead when you come in the entrance). 805 SE 122nd, Portland OR 97233. Please arrive by 3:15 to sort what you are donating, then we swap from 3:30-4:30, then start cleaning up. Bring: Baby/children’s/women’s clothing and gear from newborn through size 5 plus women’s and maternity (only things in reasonably good condition, no stained or torn items please). It helps to bring clothes sorted by size so it is easier to put things out. All are welcome even if you don’t have much to donate, just please only take what you will use. All leftover items will be donated to Northwest Children’s Outreach (kids/maternity) and Rahab’s Sisters(women’s clothes).

08/17/18  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

08/31/18 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 

All Size Clothing, Toys, Books, And Stuff Swap, SW Portland, July 17th

Clothing and Stuff Swap for All People, All Ages, All Sizes, All Genders (Men, Women, Kids, babies…in a child-friendly venue).

Declutter your home! Bring gently used items you no longer want and find new to you treasures. Items can include clothes, books, music, housewares, children’s toys, small electronics, small furniture.

*For each item you bring, you get to take one item.

What:  Clothing and Stuff swap!

Who: All People!  (This is a kid-friendly venue, so kids are welcome, too).

When: Tuesday July 17th, 6:30pm-8pm.

Where: Garden Home Community Library Annex, 7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland OR 97223.

This event is free and open to the public. All items are free. All leftovers will be donated at the end of the event. For more information, check out the facebook event page.