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July 2019 Free Swaps

Here’s the July 2019 Free Swaps we know about so far.  Women’s clothes swaps in various sizes, a book swap, a small stuff swap, a swap for all sizes of men/women/kids, a food and story swap; July is a good month to declutter your closets AND get new-to-you items for some summer fun!  Let us know if you have a swap you’d like us to add!

* NEW 07/06/19 Yonder House Brunch and Story Swap, 10am-2pm at Yonder House 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905.  We’ll provide at least baked oatmeal and coffee – please bring food to share, and a story to swap!  For additional details check the Yonder House Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/events/315578992681937/

07/13/19 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.

07/13/19 Women’s Size 10-14 Clothing and Accessories Swap, 8:00am-9:00am at the Evergreen Community Church gym 935 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97232. Contact Swap Hostess Amy Alice for more information at amyalice58@gmail.com

07/14/19 Family Clothing, Footwear, 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/

07/19/19  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

07/26/19 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. This is a self-hosted swap, where women bring their things, lay them out, and when they leave if any of their items are still there, they take their own items home and bring them back to the next swap. If you want to host this ongoing swap please contact swappositive.info@gmail.com

07/28/19 Women/Femm’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 interested in being a back up coordinator, or want more information about this swap, please contact Carrie at  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com. Thank you and happy swapping!

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Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, May 31st

WHO IS READY FOR FREE SHOPPING???

Bring a friend and join in!!

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley

Friday May 31st, 7 pm (every last Friday of the month)
New Seasons Market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room inside New Seasons

15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr,
Happy Valley, OR 97086.

You can bring clothes, shoes and accessories…plus any other in good condition stuff that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts and etc).

At this time, this is a self-hosted swap.  Women of all sizes choose to arrive, swap clothing, and take any of their ‘not chosen’ remainders back to donate to the nonprofit of their choice (or bring back to the next swap).

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, April 26th

What: Free Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap – bring friends! You probably have clothes, accessories, and other household stuff you’ve realized just ‘isn’t you’ anymore.  Wash it up and bring it to the swap, and get some new-to-you treasures!

When: Friday April 26th, 7 pm

Where: New Seasons Market on Sunnyside  15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr,  Happy Valley, OR 97086 (in the yoga studio/conference room).

Ongoing, the last Friday of the month.

You can bring clothes, shoes and accessories…plus any other in good condition stuff that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts, etc).

Say hi to swap hostess Anna DeBoard Matheson or Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

April Free Swaps 2019

Happy Spring!  Time to de-clutter your house, closets, garage, and storage!  Dig out all the things that are still in great shape, but you just don’t need/use love anymore.  Wash them up, make sure all the pieces are there, and bring them to a free swap in April. We’ve got quite a variety this month: all size women’s clothing, stuff /toys/books/household/collectable swaps, family swaps for men/women/teens/kids, maternity clothing and baby/kids clothing and stuff swap, women’s small to medium swap, and women’s large to plus swap!  If you don’t see a swap in area or subject that you like, please start a free swap – and I’ll give you free advertising here on the site!  Together, we can all treasure hunt and play with like minded people, declutter, and make a positive difference: because remainders are given to charities who give them away – so everyone who participates is a philanthropist!  If you have a swap I’ve not mentioned, please let me know.  Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for April:

04/06/19  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 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

04/07/19 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)

04/13/19 (UPDATE as of March 27th, the swap RSVP is full, but you can still register to be on the wait list) Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church, 2pm. THIS IN AN RSVP EVENT due to space constraints. You can bring toys and games, books and music, household items, clean tools and tech, sports equipment, pet items, craft supplies, gardening, collectables, giftables – basically anything clean and in good working condition with all the pieces.  Nothing too big to fit into the backseat of a car.  No toxic or flammable items.  No large pillows or things that won’t fit into a washing machine. No recycling or junk.  If you’d like to receive it as a gift, bring it! To reserve your space see details here.  Stuff and Gift swaps take place at this location in April and December.  Other months host Women’s size 6-12 clothing swaps at this location and time.

04/15/19  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Colossae 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).

04/15/19 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, 7:25pm (right after Women’s all size swap) at Colossae 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).

04/19/19  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

04/20/19 Women’s Size 10-14 Clothing and Accessories Swap, 8:30am-9:15am at the Evergreen Community Church gym 935 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97232. Contact Swap Hostess Amy Alice for more information at amyalice58@gmail.com

04/26/19 Infant to Size 6 Children’s Clothing, Toy, and Book Swap, 6:00-8:30pm at Lagunitas Community Room 237 NE Broadway Portland 97232. This is a FREE event in conjunction with the Hawthorne Family Playschool school auction party. Pizza and beer for sale with proceeds benefiting Hawthorne Family Playschool.  Bring gently-used, laundered children’s clothing (infant-size 6), toys and books that you are ready to pass along. Go home with new clothes, toys and books! This is an ADULTS ONLY event. For more information check out the event facebook page , or contact Nichole Alhadeff, Email: Hfp.communications@gmail.com

04/26/19 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

04/28/19 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! Email Monica for more info about swap: wildmoonherbs@gmail.com  Starting April 2019 contact  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, January 25th 2019

WHO IS READY FOR FREE SHOPPING???
Bring a friend!! With the new clothes and giftable stuff you got for the holidays, you probably have some stuff you’ve realized just ‘isn’t you’ anymore.  Wash it up and bring it to the swap!  Then get some New Clothes and bling for the New Year!

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley,

Friday January 25th!  See you all at 7 pm! 

7 pm Friday January 25th
New Seasons Market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room inside New Seasons

15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr,
Happy Valley, OR 97086.

The last Friday of the month.

You can bring clothes, shoes and accessories…plus any other in good condition stuff that you want to pass on (such as books, jewelry, lotions, makeup, pens, arts and crafts, 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

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, December 28th

WHO IS READY FOR FREE SHOPPING???
Bring a friend and join us!! With the new clothes and giftable stuff you got for the holidays, you probably have some stuff you’ve realized just ‘isn’t you’ anymore.  Wash it up and bring it to the swap!  Then get some New Clothes and bling for the New Year!

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley,

Friday December 28th!  See you all at 7 pm! 

7 pm Friday December 28th
New Seasons Market on Sunnyside in the yoga studio/conference room inside New Seasons

15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr,
Happy Valley, OR 97086.

The last Friday of the month.

You can bring clothes, shoes and accessories…plus any other in good condition stuff 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

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/