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Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, Tigard, April 15th

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 barbarabomar@yahoo.com  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 ONLY – 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 April 15th 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 Continue reading

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All Size Kids and Adults Clothing Swap, Clatskanie, March 16th

What: Kids and Adults Clothing Swap!  This is a new event sponsored and planned by high school student Martha and her friends. If this event is successful, the students may consider making this an annual or biannual event, so support these  teenagers in their mission to make a positive difference in their community, while having fun!

When: March 16th, 10am-1pm

Where: Clatskanie High  471 Bel Air Dr, Clatskanie, OR 97016

Bring: Gather all of your used family clothing and accessories in bags from home and bring to the swap.  If you don’t want to use a reusable bag, the event will be selling bags by donation. All proceeds from donations for bags will be given to Clatskanie’s local thrift store Turning Point.

Any clothing that hasn’t found a home will be given to Clatskanie high’s sharing shed. A place where children and families can get the resources they need.
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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:
https://www.pcc.edu/about/locations/rock-creek/

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.

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED TO:
1) Help direct people as they come in and Continue reading

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 barbarabomar@yahoo.com  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 barbarabomar@yahoo.com

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

-Barbara and Cindy

January 2019 Free Swaps – including a NEW Women’s 14-1X swap!

Hi Swappers!  Happy New Year!  Here’s the swaps we know about so far for January 2019.  We’ve got a NEW SWAP – WOMEN’S SIZE 14-1X!  We’ve also got an heirloom seed swap, a family swap for men, women, kids, and babies, a kids and maternity clothing swap, swaps that include toys or stuff, several women’s sized clothing swaps and more! If you know of any additional free swaps that fit our criteria, please let me know and I’ll add them to this list.

01/05/19  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 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

01/05/19 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap for Men, Women, Kids – everyone is invited!  1pm-3pm at the Garden Home Community Library Annex, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223.  Celebrate the new year by clearing out the clutter!  Bring clothing for men, women, and kids, 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.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Heather at 503-245-9932. http://www.gardenhomelibrary.org/events/adults/ 

01/12/19 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.

01/13/19 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 http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq. This quarterly swap usually takes place spring, summer, fall, winter. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

01/18/19   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 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

01/21/19  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Collossae 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 January 2019, April 2019, and September 2019. Handicapped accessible).

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 barbarabomar@yahoo.com  for more information. (takes place 3rd Monday January 2019, April 2019, September 2019. Handicapped accessible).

01/25/19 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  Happyswap@hotmail.com

01/27/19 Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 11:00am 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.

NEW! 01/27/19 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: wildmoonherbs@gmail.com

01/27/19 Sandy Seed Swap (Sandy Oregon), Seedy Sunday – A seed swap.  Sunday January 27th 2019, 1:30-3:00pm. Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Sandy OR 97055. All gardeners are welcome to the Sandy Library’s 2nd annual Seed Swap! If you don’t have seeds to contribute this year, no worries. Our seed swap motto is “Bring what you have and take what you need”. Starting a 1:30pm-3pm in the Sandy library Community Room, Seedy Sunday is an heirloom seed exchange for everyone. Bring your organic, non-GMO, non-hybrid seeds to share. It is not required that you donate seeds to be able to participate. However, please only take the amount of seeds that you actually will use in your garden so there will be plenty for everyone. Seedy Sunday provides the opportunity to come together and exchange our non-GMO, non-hybrid heritage varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. Seedy Sunday Seed Swap takes place annually on the last Sunday in January.  Contact librarian Susie Jenkins for more information, at 503-668-5537, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.

Mom’s Clothing and Gift Swap, and Potluck, SE Portland, December 16th

What:  A Holiday celebration for Moms that includes Potluck finger food snacks, music, raffle prizes, clothing and gift swap, and fun! This event is sponsored by members of the Portland Mama’s Free Items Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591662991055495/

Where:  St. Peter and Paul Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97215

When: Sunday December 16th 4pm-8pm, but can arrive after 3pm to set up donations of snacks, swap items, mingle etc.

RSVP how many you are bringing by text to 971-401-7899 or join the Portland Mama’s Free Items Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591662991055495/ and click ‘going’. This event is focused on Mom’s, but if you need to bring kids please be responsible for them.

POTLUCK and FREE SWAP: Can arrive any time after 3pm to set out items, Potluck and Swap begin at 4pm.  (Free swaps usually last about an hour, so arrive early for the best selection.  However, even if you arrive later, there will be others arriving later as well and adding items, plus the raffles take place from 4pm -8pm.  Must be present to win the raffle prizes.)

Potluck: If you can bring a finger food dish or snack to share, or a new item to donate for the raffle, that would be wonderful, but not required. Everyone who attends will get a free raffle ticket!

Free Clothing and Stuff Swap: Go through your house and storage, find in-good-condition items you no longer need/use love, wash them up, make sure all the pieces are there, and bring them to the swap! Bring giftable and wearable items in good condition to swap including: holiday decorations, kid, baby, and teen clothes, mom and maternity clothes, toys, books, household and kitchen items, games, fun and pampering stuff teens and mom’s like – basically anything clean and in good shape that is giftable! When the swap begins, feel free to take what you will use or give as gifts. Please be kind, generous and courteous. All remainders will be donated to bless families in the community.

In between snacking and swapping, there will be music from 4-7pm. Relax, visit, and chill with other Moms! This is a chance to de-clutter, find new-to-you items, enjoy a visit and food with new friends, listen to music, and refresh yourself!

If you are a Mom, you can also join the Portland Mama’s Free Items Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591662991055495/

December 2018 Free Swaps

Happy Holidays! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for the month of December, 2018.  We’ve got one family all-size clothing swap for men women and kids, two all-size women’s clothing and stuff swaps, a women’s small/medium clothing swap, a clothing/gift swap/snack potluck/celebration for Mom’s, and a Holiday Gift and Toy swap (RSVP’s are full and has a waiting list for the gift and toy swap):

12/01/18  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 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

12/02/18 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)

12/08/18 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. This swap is currently full.

12/16/18 Mom’s Clothing and Gift Swap, Celebration and Potluck. A Holiday celebration for Moms that includes Potluck finger food snacks, music, raffle prizes, free clothing and gift swap, and fun!  St. Peter and Paul Church, 247 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97215. Sunday December 16th 4pm-8pm, but can arrive after 3pm to set up your donations of snacks, swap items, mingle etc. RSVP how many you are bringing by text to 971-401-7899 or join the Portland Mama’s Free Items Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1591662991055495/ and click ‘going’. This event is focused on Mom’s, but if you need to bring kids please be responsible for them.

12/21/18  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

12/28/18 Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm at New Seasons Market, 15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center, Happy Valley, OR 97086, the 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