Category Archives: Gift Swaps

kind women, men, and teens are invited to bring their clean giftables to swap.

Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, NE PDX, December 10th

UPDATE 12/04/16 the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap is now full and a wait list has been started.  If you find you won’t be able to make it to the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, please email Christine at pdxswapRSVP@gmail.com and let her know to pass your spot to the next in line.

Time to RSVP for the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! This has become a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun!

The 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Saturday December 10th, 2pm, in the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst gym.  RSVP (reserve your spot) by December 5th!

Gift Swaps are tons of fun – watch here to learn more!

The gym is unheated so dress warmly. Since all swappers are invited (and their kind men, teens, and friends), YOU MUST READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE AN ENTRY ‘TICKET’ TO GET INTO THIS SWAP (see below).

YOUR ENTRY TICKET
 To attend this event and keep things running smoothly, you and your guests need to read and abide by the Free Swap Rules, and What To Bring (below). To get on our Reservation/entry list, email volunteer Christine’s special 2016 Gift and Toy Swap RSVP email pdxswapRSVP@gmail.com and in the subject line write in your name and how many people you are bringing. (Example: Jane Doe and one guest – 2 total).
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December 2016 Free Swaps

Happy Holidays!  Here are the free swaps we know about so far in December. Several sized women’s clothing swaps, a family clothing swap (men, women, kids), a holiday gift and toy swap (men, women, teens) and more!  Find a free swap you like (or start one) and join the fun!

12/03/16  Women’s and Teens Size 0-12 Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  This is a small/medium swap, so please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, 0-5 and 6-12. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

12/04/16 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 (February, April, June, August, October, December 2016)

12/10/16 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church). For what to expect see details on how to RSVP here. Second Saturday of every month women’s size medium clothing swaps, except for the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap in December and the Spring Stuff Swap in April.

 

12/16/16   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.

*NEW*  12/17/16 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11am. Bring food to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!  Contact Bert Fitzgerald 574-213-5468 for more information. Check out the Yonder House facebook page at facebook/yonderhouseon15th for details.

12/30/16 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 

RSVP now for the 2016 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap coming up in December!

Time to RSVP for the 2016 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap! This has become a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun!

The 2016 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Saturday December 10th, 2pm, in the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst gym.

Gift Swaps are tons of fun – watch here to learn more!

The gym is unheated so dress warmly. Since all swappers are invited (and their kind men, teens, and friends), YOU MUST READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE AN ENTRY ‘TICKET’ TO GET INTO THIS SWAP (see below).

YOUR ENTRY TICKET
 To attend this event and keep things running smoothly, you and your guests need to read and abide by the Free Swap Rules, and What To Bring (below). To get on our Reservation/entry list, email volunteer Christine’s special 2016 Gift and Toy Swap RSVP email Continue reading

Need Vacuum Volunteers for Holiday Gift and Toy Swap

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE ALL BEEN FILLED!  Be watching this Swap Positive blog feed around the middle of November – that’s when we give details on the Holiday Gift and Toy Swap – AND list the RSVP email so you can reserve your space at the swap! Continue reading

August 2016 Free Swaps

Whew it’s hot out!  Enjoy the remaining July Swaps – the All Size Women’s and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, and the Women’s size 10-14 Clothing and Accessories Swap near 18th and Burnside.

Then it’s time to look ahead to August 2016 Free Swaps.  Here’s what we’ve got so far:

08/07/16 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) 7pm @ Adapt Training at 9923 SW Arctic Dr Beaverton, OR 97005. Bring your whole family – men, women, and kids!   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 (February, April, June, August, October, December 2016)

08/13/16 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst (PCL church).  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

08/15/16  Women’s All Size Clothing swap (Tualatin),   Sizes small through plus, including maternity clothes. Usually held quarterly in the evening from
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Gift and Toy Swap a Success

The above video is from the 2015 December Gift and Toy Swap today at the PCL Church in Portland Oregon. This is one of my favorite holiday activities. With 21 volunteers and happiness and community, it felt like one big party. About 160 people RSVP’d. Music, merry making, laughter, friendships made and renewed, recycling, and free frugal fun ensued. Alicia from Resourceful PDX was there to interview some of the swappers and take photos.  The remainders were taken by ‘volunteer santa’ JoAnn, and will be donated to Portland State’s Resource Center for Students with Children and the ReUse Room so more families can enjoy holiday cheer. Thanks to the volunteers and swappers who attended for such a fun and enjoyable event!

If you’d like to see a free swap in action, here’s a video about a stuff/gift swap, and here’s a video about a women’s clothing swap.

Holiday Gift and Toy Swap, NE Portland, December 12th

The 2015 HOLIDAY GIFT & TOY SWAP is Saturday December 12th at 2pm at the Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst in the gym. (There is no clothing swap in December – the next clothing swap will be January 9th, 2016.)

The Holiday Gift and Toy Swap is a FAVORITE Holiday tradition!  Combine house cleaning, gift shopping, philanthropy, and free frugal fun! Reserve your space now!

Gift Swaps are tons of fun – watch here to learn more!

The gym is unheated so dress warmly. Since all swappers are invited (and their kind men, teens, and friends), You must read all instructions and have an entry ‘ticket’ to get into this swap  (see below)

YOUR ENTRY TICKET
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