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Free Variety Show and Potluck, NE Portland, June 14th

Variety Shows are where people pick an interesting or ‘hidden’ talent and share it!

When: June 14th, 7pm-11pm,
Where: Yonder House, 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR
What: Variety Show and Potluck! Share/swap a simple talent (Juggling? Music? Poetry? Wiggling your ears? Hand- stand?  Finger puppets? Jokes?  Art? Other?) and bring a drink or snack to share.

7pm show up to hang out, potluck, share drinks and snacks (feel free to bring something to share), and enjoy tasting the vegan coconut curry lentil stew that’s lovingly provided.  8pm the show begins / 9pm intermission hang out / 10pm ish chill after party. Enjoy a free evening of laughter, and cheer on others.  Respond via facebook here, or call Bert at 574-213-5468 to get on the Continue reading

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June Free Clothing Swaps 2019

Hi Free Swappers!  Here’s the Free Swaps we know about so far for the month of June 2019 in NW Oregon/SW Washington.  If you have a swap you’d like to add that fits our free swap criteria, please send me the details and I’ll post free here!

06/01/19  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  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

06/02/19 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)

 

06/08/19 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.

06/08/19 Maternity, Baby, and Kids clothing/accessories/toys/books swap, 2-3pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229,  Event Center in Building 9. 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/321091311898678/  For additional details, check out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabyClothesSwapWestPDX/. Swaps will be held three times a year: June, October, February. Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10.

06/14/19 Variety Show/Talent/Story Swap NE Portland. 7pm show up to hang out, potluck, share beers/drinks and snacks (feel free to bring some to share), and have our vegan coconut curry lentil stew. 8pm the show begins / 9pm intermission hang out / 10pm ish chill after party commences. Yonder House, 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR. All are welcome. Feel free to invite friends and share the invitation!!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/11HpFN91oyNBI9dh5j_0xn1Aj06yzRoXybS9IGPaBcn4/edit?usp=sharing Contact Bert Fitzgerald 574-213-5468 for more information. Check out the Yonder House facebook page at facebook/yonderhouseon15th for details.

06/21/19  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

UPDATE:  CARRIE SAYS SHE AND MONICA, THE SWAP HOSTS, WILL BE OUT OF TOWN, SO THE JUNE SWAP IS CANCELLED.  PLEASE SAVE UP YOUR GOODIES, AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THE 4TH SUNDAY IN JULY!  06/23/19 Large Size and Up Women/Femme Clothing and Accessories 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, women’s 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 with 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 Carrie at  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

06/28/19 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

May Free Swaps

Hi swappers!  What gorgeous weather we’re having!  Time to clean out your closets and storage of clothing, accessories, shoes and more that just don’t spark joy anymore, and treasure hunt for some new-to-you goodies!  This month we’ve got clothing swaps for small women, medium women, large and plus women.  We’ve got a trans/queer clothing and accessories swap, and a family swap for men/women/kids of all sizes. We’ve even got a pop-up swap sponsored by PSU where you can give and get household, office supplies, clothing, and non-perishable food (a huge stuff swap, guys!!).  Enjoy some decluttering and treasure hunting this month.  And if you don’t see a swap in your interest or area of town, here’s how to start one!  Then tell me about it and I’ll post it free on this site 🙂

05/04/19  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

05/11/19 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.

05/16/19 PSU Reuses’ Pop-Up Stuff Swap, 11am to 1pm, PSU in SW Portland.  Swappers should navigate to 615 SW Harrison St; where they will find us on the block of SW Montgomery, between Broadway and 6th streets. Our swap will be a part of multiple fun events taking place for our Social Sustainability Month series, and admission is free. Swappers are invited to bring items, take some, or a little/lot of both! Household goods, office supplies, clothing, and non-perishable food are welcome! We are not able to accommodate furniture, or broken or hazardous materials such as chemicals.
We would love for folks to show up and bring things they’d like to swap or give away:)
Contact: Kelsey Hill, Reuse Coordinator, CSO, 503.730.6251

05/17/19  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

05/18/19 Family Clothing Exchange (men, women, kids) at Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood, 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Doors open at 9:45.
Bring any gently worn clothing items to exchange that you or your loved ones no longer wear. Beginning at 10 a.m. everyone will be released to look through all the clothing (there will be children’s, men’s and women’s categories) and take whatever they would like. All of the leftover clothing at the end of the hour will be donated to local non-profit organizations to help clothe others in the surrounding communities as well as our own.
(If you have a spare you can bring a can of food or non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Willowbrook Food Bank.) Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689. Host: Paula Rummerfield

05/19/19 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/

05/25/19 PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, 12:30pm-3:30pm, at the Cascade PCC campus student union building. This event is 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love. Please check out updated FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap We’re thrilled to have been invited by Queer Resource Center, PCC:Cascade to host our Spring swap in their Student Union building at 5575 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217. It’s a beautiful space and we’re excited to work with them this time! A big thank you to the PCC Cascade QRC crew! Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Join us!  https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

05/26/19 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 swap contact  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

05/31/19 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

2018 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap is Full

AS OF 11/18/18  The Holiday Gift and Toy Swap is full.  However, volunteer Christine is still accepting people for the wait list.

If you have already had your RSVP confirmed with an email from volunteer Christine, and find out that you or someone in your party can’t make it to the swap, please let Christine know so she can invite the next person on the waiting list.

If you would like to start a Free Swap in your area of interest here’s how!  Please send your swap details and we’ll advertise your swap on Swap Positive for free!

Need volunteer to pick up remainder costumes and decorations

Hi swappers!  The women’s size 6-12 swap in NE Portland would like someone to pick up the costumes and decorations after the swap October 13th around 3pm.

If you know of a theater group, or you are attending an upcoming swap in October that would like a starter-pile of Halloween goodies, please let me know by emailing swappositive@gmail.com.

Heck, if you want the remainders to decorate your own house and for your own costume box that would work too!

Email your name and phone number, and that you will pick up October 13th at 3pm, to swappositive@gmail.com and I’ll give you the address to the swap.

You can be any sex/size to pick up the remainders – many costumes/accessories and all decorations tend to be one-size-fits-many.

Thanks!

Thanks for Sharing Swap Positive on Japanese TV TOKYO!

IMG_8984We had a great time tonight with News Program Director Wataru Nakamura,
and his staff Yuki Asahina and Hiroki Bando of TV TOKYO sharing Swap Positive for their prime time economic show Zipangu. (I totally spaced out and didn’t get a photo with them!  I’m disappointed, but have the happy memory of interacting in person and sharing the Swap Positive story…and I did get his card that I’m holding…). They interviewed us about Free Swaps, took a video of us swapping, and after the show airs they hope to get us a copy within the next month or so.

Thank you to the swappers able to make it to demonstrate a Swap Positive Free Swap: Christine Yun (not pictured), Barb Hughes, Wendy White Kettle, Sarah Guldenbrein, Shay Mullins, and Nagisa Day. You were all awesome! We all got some cute clothes, Shay is taking the remainders to SnowCap, and the food and visiting after the swap was extra special. Thank you for volunteering!

Be on TV Tokyo for Swap Demonstration!

Hi Swappers!

Would you consider volunteering to demonstrate Free Swapping with the viewers of TV Tokyo for the prime time economic variety show Zipangu?  This is really late notice, so I’m asking people who understand Free swaps to be involved Continue reading