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CANCELLED: RSVP for the 15th Annual Spring Stuff Swap, Happening April 11th 2020!

03.17.20 It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the April 2020 Stuff Swap. The Multnomah County Health Department has declared a statewide emergency and the health and safety of our swappers is of the utmost importance. Thank you for understanding the seriousness of this cancelation. Stay safe and stay healthy.

-The Swap Positive Team

NOTE:  We will plan as if this swap will happen, and will be watching the health news.  If needed we will notify by email those who have RSVP’d, and also post on this site by April 8th if we need to cancel.  Swaps are all about free frugal fun – we want to swap THINGS, not ILLNESSES!  Thank you for your understanding!

RSVP NOW for the 15th Annual Spring Stuff Swap April 11th 2020!  Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, treasure hunting, and free frugal fun with like-minded friends! 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!  This Swaps remainders are being gifted to the local charity The HIV Day Center which GIVES them away, not sells them- so your generosity keeps giving! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, treasure hunting, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around!  If you’ve never been to a free 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 (RSVP form link below), and read and agree to the swap guidelines Continue reading

Art Supply Swap, Sandy Oregon, February 23rd

Art Supply Swap! Bring arts and crafts supplies you no longer need, and trade them for things you do need!

When:  Sunday February 23rd, 1pm

Where: Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055.

Who: Anyone who crafts will end up with things they no longer need.  Trade them for things you do need! Bring those brushes you never used, or all the googly eyes you bought for that one project. Have fun and meet other crafters and artists!

For more information, contact  Thea Ellen tellen@ci.sandy.or.us

February 2020 Free Swaps

Hi swappers!  Here are the free swaps we know about so far for the month of February!

02/05/20 Drop-in Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Swap host is Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com For additional details and updates, check the Simone Weil House Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) NEXT SUNDAY (02.09.20) DUE TO THE SUPER BOWL. 😉

02/08/20 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.

02/09/20 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) THE SECOND SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY DUE TO THE SUPER BOWL. 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)

02/12/20 Drop-in Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Swap host is Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com For additional details and updates, check the Simone Weil House Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

02/15/20 No Camus Women’s Clothing Swap this February – see you in March!

02/19/20 All Size Family Clothing Swap, Kelso. Every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pmWhere: at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room, 351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. Bring your clean and in good condition clothing donations to swap (all sizes, ages, and genders)! They’d also love volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com for more information.

02/19/20 Drop-in Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Swap host is Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com For additional details and updates, check the Simone Weil House Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

02/21/20  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

02/22/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, (may be starting up again – check facebook page for details) every Saturday from 10a-1pm 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

02/23/20 Art Supply Swap, 1pm at the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055. Anyone who crafts will end up with things they no longer need. Trade them for things you do need! Bring those brushes you never used, or all the googly eyes you bought for that one project. For more information, contact  Thea Ellen tellen@ci.sandy.or.us

02/23/20  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 info about this swap contact  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

02/29/20 Maternity, Baby, and Kids clothing/accessories/toys/books swap, 2-3pm at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church 172 NE 32nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA. Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10. 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 more information about this swap, check out the Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/482896272417570/?notif_t=events_recurring&notif_id=1579235104414444 For additional details, check out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabyClothesSwapWestPDX/. Swaps will be held three times a year: Usually June, October, February. Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10. (Just noted that this years swaps will be Saturdays  February 29, and April 25 0f 2020.)

Family Clothing Swap (after) Holiday Decoration Swap, and Waste Reduction Event, Gresham, January 18th

All Size/All Age/All Gender Clothing Swap and (after) Holiday Decoration Swap is January 18th 10:30am-1:00 at Gresham Library. Also take part in reusable bag making if you like.

Bring all sizes and genders of clothing, as well as holiday decor to swap!
Learn about recycling and food waste prevention.
Kids and adults can participate in recycled art projects!
Get tips on how to reduce waste with easy at home ideas.

When: January 18th , 10:30am-1:00pm

Where: Multnomah County Library – Gresham, 385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham, OR 97030, USA

Sponsored by the City of Gresham and Green Minded Gresham, Hosted by Stephanie King

Facebook event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/741595786328030/

Family Clothing And Stuff Swap, SW Portland, December 14th

Bring the whole family to the Garden Home Community Library’s annual winter Free Clothing and Stuff Swap!

WHEN: Saturday December 14th, 10am-noon
Doors open at 9:50am for people to bring in their items. Swapping starts at 10am.

WHERE: Garden Home Community Library Annex . 7475 SW Oleson Rd. Portland OR 97219
Please note, the library’s annex is located across the street from the library. It’s in the Garden Home Marketplace. But our space is not visible from the parking lot. We are 2 doors down from the Bulldog Deli on the side of the building that overlooks SW Oleson. Look for our big yellow gnome!

WHAT: Bring Clothing for men, women, and kids…as well as household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap. Items should be clean and in usable condition.

Leftovers will be donated to charities including The Transition Projects, Mercy Corps, Bethlehem House of Bread Community Closet, and more.

For more information, contact Heather Waisanen, Adult Services Programmer at Garden Home Community Library, 503-245-9932 http://www.gardenhomelibrary.org

Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, NE Portland, December 14th

UPDATE:  as of 12/03/19 This swap RSVP list is full.  However we invite you to  Register/RSVP for the waiting list!

DECEMBER IT’S THE HOLIDAY GIFT AND TOY SWAP!  You need to RSVP for this event, as we invite kind men, women, and teens, and want to make sure we don’t overbook the venue.

It’s time to declutter your home and storage, gather up Giftable items in great shape that you no longer need/use/love, wash them up, make sure all the pieces are there, and bring them to the 2019 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! This has become a FAVORITE Holiday tradition! Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun!

The 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Continue reading

December 2019 Free Swaps

Hi Free Swappers!  We’ve got a variety of great free swaps this December! Clothes for all sizes of men, women, kids, transgender folks! Books, toys, games, household, holiday stuff, and potluck food! Choose a swap in your interest / area that’s convenient and fun for YOU!  If you don’t see something in your size/interest/area, start a free swap and let us know – it’s simple!  Here’s how.

12/01/19 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family!   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)

12/07/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm 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

12/07/19 Toy/Game/Book Swap, 9am-noon, at the Oregon City Stake Center, 14340 S. Donovan Rd. Oregon City 97045.  Trade your kids gently used toys/games/book for new surprises! December 7th, 2019. 9am-10am Drop off and enjoy light snacks and hot cocoa 10am-12noon Choose ‘new’ goodies. Please leave kids at home so you can shop in secret. To donate ahead of time or to arrange pick-up or drop off, call Merilee Lloyd 503.307.2263

12/14/19 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church, 2pm.  You must RSVP for this free frugal fun event to save your space at the swap! For details see here.

12/14/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm 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

12/14/19 Trans and Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm, PCC Cascade Campus. PLEASE check our updated FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap This event is 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love. Important: We can only receive clothes until 2pm—but you can come take clothes until 3pm! A big thank you to the PCC Cascade QRC for hosting us again!  Facebook info: https://www.facebook.com/events/447479422818413/ Please share far and wide! For folks not on Facebook: https://www.transcendpdx.org/9th-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

12/14/19 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap, 10am-noon. Doors open at 9:50am for people to bring in their items. Swapping starts at 10am. Garden Home Community Library Annex  7475 SW Oleson Rd. Portland OR 97219. Please note, the library’s annex is located across the street from the library. It’s in the Garden Home Marketplace. But our space is not visible from the parking lot. We are 2 doors down from the Bulldog Deli on the side of the building that overlooks SW Oleson. Look for our big yellow gnome! Bring Clothing for men, women, and kids…as well as household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap. Items should be clean and in usable condition. Leftovers will be donated to charities including The Transition Projects, Mercy Corps, Bethlehem House of Bread Community Closet, and more. For more information, contact Heather Waisanen, Adult Services Programmer at Garden Home Community Library, 503-245-9932 http://www.gardenhomelibrary.org

12/18/19 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.

12/20/19  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

12/21/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm 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

12/21/19 Women’s All Size Clothing 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).

12/22/19  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 info about this swap contact  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

12/28/19 Saturday Potluck Brunch, every Saturday from 10a-1pm 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