Category Archives: Clothing Swaps

Women and teen girls are invited to bring their clean and wearable clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories to swap.

Slow Open With Outdoor Swap Requests

We’ve had requests from swappers wanting to start free swapping again. If your area has been approved to re-open for in-person socializing, you may want to consider the following to allow a safer start to free swapping.

If you decide to do an outdoor swap- such as in a parking lot, park, or large outside yard swap- I will post your details on the swap positive site if you send me the following information:

  1. swap host(s) name and email/phone contact information.
  2. category(ies) you will be swapping (such as women’s size medium, all size/all age, jewelry, etc).
  3. location address, day, and time of swap
  4. on day of swap, put down your items in piles 6 feet apart.  Then do a round robin where you move around the circle looking at each pile, and taking things that look interesting.
  5. promise that all swappers attending wear masks (yes even outside, since we will be closer to each other). And that instead of trying things on, you gather up what you like, and take it home to wash it before trying it on. You can always bring what doesn’t work for you back to the next swap.
  6. name of the non-profit you’ll donate your remainders to- and the name of the person who will take them to the location.
  7. Only swappers who are NOT ill agree to attend the swap.
  8. Only swappers comfortable taking the risk come to the swap.  Each swap host may require you to sign your name and contact information when you arrive at the swap,  in case someone at the swap turns up positive, you can be contacted.

If you decide to host a swap with the above protocol, please send me the details to swappositive@gmail.com and I’ll post it here and on our Swap Positive Google calendar!  Thanks swappers!

Barb Hughes

CANCELLED Women’s Petite To Medium Clothing Swap, SE Portland, March 20th

CANCELLED Note from venue:  The Community Room is closed to the public until further notice.
Share and receive awesome clothes! Women’s XS to Medium (approx size 0-8) – Clean out your closet, gather all the clothes in good condition that you don’t wear or want: Include accessories like shoes, hats, belts, purses, jewelry, etc. (but please: no ‘stuff’, used make-up, or undergarments). Arrive early and please limit to good quality – no rips or stains, or grease. If you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.

What: FREE Women’s Size Small to Medium (approx 0-8) Clothing Swap

Where: People’s Food Coop 3029 SE 21st avenue, Portland OR 97202 503.232.9051

When: March 20th, (the third Friday) 7pm Upstairs Community Room

You can also receive swap notifications through the Continue reading

CANCELLED: All Size Family Clothing Swap, Kelso, March 18

03.12.20 The South Kelso Neighborhood Association is no longer hosting a Monthly Free Community Clothing Swap/Give-away.

However, they DO have a clothing bank that is open Mondays 5-7pm, and Saturdays 10am-noon.

You can also bring your clean and in good condition clothing donations  (all sizes, ages, and genders).

Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com for more information.

CANCELLED: The Trans and Queer Clothing Swap is Postponed until April 5th

The Trans and Queer Clothing Swap has been postponed until April 5th.   More information here  https://www.facebook.com/events/1075183526175626/

CANCELLED: Women’s Medium Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland CANCELLED 03.14.20

03.11.20 Note from Swap Hostess Anna:

Out of an abundance of caution, and wanting to help “flatten the curve” (the exponential curve of coronavirus transmission in the Portland area), we have decided to cancel this month’s Women’s Size 6-12/Medium clothing swap at the Evergreen Community Church in NE Portland that was scheduled for March 14th.  We apologize to those who have looked forward to this swap.  Please stay tuned for news about the stuff swap in April at the Evergreen Church location. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Free Swaps Are On For Well People ;)

All free swaps are still on! 

However, PLEASE don’t come if you have a fever, cough, or runny nose.

That way those who are healthy can come to the free swap and only swap clothing, not sickness 😉

Thank you!

Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, March 14th

THIS SWAP HAS BEEN CANCELLED

03.11.20 Note from Anna, Swap Hostess:

Out of an abundance of caution, and wanting to help “flatten the curve” (the exponential curve of coronavirus transmission in the Portland area), we have decided to cancel this month’s clothing swap.  We apologize to those who have looked forward to this.  Please stay tuned for news about the stuff swap in April.

Check your closet, drawers and storage, wash clothes and other wearables you no longer love/wear/need (including cleaning up jewelry, purses, shoes, and other accessories) and bring them to the women’s medium size 6-12 clothing swap! This is a swap for women and teens who wear women’s sizes 6-12. No children or babies please.

What: size 6-12 medium women’s FREE clothing swap

When: Saturday March 14th, 2-3pm.

Swaps at this location are usually the 2nd Saturday of each month, and usually last about an hour. If a few women can start putting remainders into piles around 3pm, that would be appreciated!

Where: Evergreen Community Continue reading

Family Clothing and Book Swap, NE Portland, March 8th

Family All-Size Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) and BOOK Swap , March 8th 2020, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement.

The North Portland Free Clothing Exchange is a free community event held quarterly at the Kenton Church on North Lombard Street. Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing are exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing, but feel free to bring clothing and shoes in good condition to swap.

We’re swapping books too! Bring your children and grown up books that are in good condition and that you’d be proud to share…and take a few new stories home with you.

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 by filling out the contact form at https://freeclothingexchange.org/contact-us/.

More information on the website https://freeclothingexchange.org/

Maternity and Baby through Kids size 10 Clothes and Accessories Swap, Hillsboro, February 29th

Maternity and Baby Clothes through Kids Size 10 – Clothing and Accessories Swap!  Including baby and maternity accessories, books, and toys!

(NO REGULAR WOMEN’S CLOTHES)

Please bring things to swap AND/OR one or more non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank. Of course, nobody will be turned away regardless of what you bring or don’t bring.

When: February 29th, 2pm-3pm.

Where: Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, 172 NE 32nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA

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 OR TO A DESIGNATED AREA 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 set up tables and label them (around 12:30pm).
2) 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).
3) Pack up the left overs for donation (3-4pm)
4) Help put the tables away once the packing is done.
5) 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/

Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/482896272417570/?notif_t=events_recurring&notif_id=1579235104414444

March 2020 Free Swaps

Hi Swappers! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2020. If you have a free swap that fits our criteria, please contact me and I’ll post them! 

03.04.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

03.07.20 Spring Seed Swap, 10am-12:30pm, with a short seed presentation at 10am, at the Hollywood Library 4040 NE Tillamook St. Portland OR. Hosted by Portland Seed Exchange and Tanager Farm.  Bring seeds to share: food crops, flowers, and native seeds are best.  Label seeds with: variety, year grown, crop family, days to maturity, location grown, germination rate, skill level.  No GMO seeds or seeds over 4 years old please. Also see facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/2246714645634114/

03.08.20 Family All-Size Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) and BOOK Swap , 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. 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! 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 by filling out the contact form at https://freeclothingexchange.org/contact-us/https://freeclothingexchange.org/

03.11.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

CANCELLED 03.14.20 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland, 2pm at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

CANCELLED 03.18.20 All Size Family Clothing Swap/Give-away (Kelso WA) every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pm at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room,  351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. They accept clothing donations (all sizes, ages, and genders) and are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com . Remainders benefit the South Kelso Neighborhood Association.

CANCELLED 03.18.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

CANCELLED 03.20.20 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

CANCELLED 03.21.20 Women’s All Size Clothing, Household, and Small Stuff Swap (Camas/Clark County, WA) Please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, small, medium, large, plus. Also small household stuff and books. Usually held the third Saturday of every month, 3pm at the Camas Library 625 NE 4th Ave. Camas, WA 98607.  Please reserve your spot (RSVP) with Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  (No swaps in July and August).

POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY APRIL 5TH 03.22.20 Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm. PCC:Cascade 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon 97217.  FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap This event is 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love. We can only take clothes until 2pm—but you can come take clothes until 3pm! (See the FAQ for more on this.)
Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/events/1075183526175626/ For folks not on Facebook: https://www.transcendpdx.org/10th-pdx-trans-queer-clothing-swap/ Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Join us! https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

CANCELLED 03.22.20 Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up) 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 14 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!  For more information, contact Carrie at  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

CANCELLED 03.25.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse