Category Archives: plus size

Family Clothing Swap, Sherwood, April 29th

FREE Family Clothing Exchange — Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road in Sherwood is hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange Saturday, April 29 @ 10:00 am.

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 rummage 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. This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children’s clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it’s a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny! For more information, Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689. Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road in Sherwood Oregon.

*NEW Family Clothing and Footwear Swap, North Portland, April 2nd

*New Swap!!  Family Clothing and Footwear swap Sunday April 2nd, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. Everyone is welcome. 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.

What: All Size/All Age clothing and footwear swap

When: Sunday April 2nd, 2-4pm

Where: Kenton Church Basement 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217

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 at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

April 2017 Free Swaps!

Here’s the Free Swaps we know about so far for April.  They include two Family Clothing Swaps, Baby/Kids/Maternity Swap, the Spring Stuff Swap, Potluck Brunch, and of course several Women’s All Size and Sized Clothing Swaps!  It’s a full month of spring cleaning, re-gifting, playing, and getting new-to-you treasures! Invite a friend to join the adventure with you.

04/01/17  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing 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. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

04/01/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11:00am. 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.

04/02/17 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 2017)

04/02/17  *New Swap!!  Family Clothing and Footwear swap (N Portland), Sunday April 2nd, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing will be exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing. Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq  This quarterly swap usually takes place March, June, September, December. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

04/08/17 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community church (formerly called Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst).  For what to expect see details posted here the third week of March 2017.  Free Swaps at this location  usually second Saturday of the month.

04/15/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11:00am. 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.

04/17/17 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 in September 2016, January and April in 2017. Handicapped accessible).

04/17/17 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 in September 2016, January and April in 2017. Handicapped accessible).

04/21/17   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.

04/28/17 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 

04/29/17 FREE Family Clothing Exchange — At Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood. Countryside Community Church will be hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange on Saturday, April 29 @ 10:00 am. 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 rummage 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 others in the surrounding communities as well as our own. This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children’s clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it’s a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny! Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689.

04/30/17  Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 10:45am at the Jazzersize Fitness Center near 18th and SE Burnside.  Please e-mail Amy Alice at amyalice58@gmail.com to be put on the email list for her quarterly swaps.

All Size Mens, Women’s, Kids Clothing, and Stuff Swap, SW Portland, November 15th

NEW SWAP! Garden Home Community Library is hosting our annual Fall/Winter Swap in SW Portland/Garden Home, and we’d like to invite everyone to enjoy the fun!

Featuring all sizes of clothing for men, women, and children…plus household items, small appliances & electronics, books, jewelry, small furniture, games, holiday decor, and other small items.  (We are unable to accept large furniture or appliances.)

Location:  Garden Home Community Library, 7306 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 97223  (in the Garden Home Marketplace.  2 doors down from the Baskin-Robbins.)

Date & Time:  Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6:30-8:15 pm

Swap is always FREE.

We give clothing remainders to a women and children’s shelter.  Leftover household items will be donated to organizations that will give them away, not sell them.

For more information, contact Heather Waisanen, Adult Services Programmer, Garden Home Community Library at  heatherw@wccls.org

November 2016 Free Swaps

Here’s the swaps we know about so far for November 2016.  This Thanksgiving Month we’ve got swaps available for all sizes and shapes of women!  Check out the list below.  If you are hosting a free swap that meets our free swap guidelines, please let me know and I’ll add your free swap to the list!

UPDATE 11/03/16  Women’s All Size Clothing swap -including plus size and maternity (Tualatin),  Sizes small through plus, including maternity clothes. Usually held quarterly in the evening from 7-8pm  (arrive 10 minutes before 7pm)   Where: Tualatin Heritage Center,  8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062.  Contact Diana at mom@blackboxphotography.com 503.888.4194 call or text.  See details about this Women’s All Size Swap here. 

11/05/16    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 Continue reading

UPDATE: Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, Tualatin, November 3rd

The next Tualatin ” All Size Clothing Swap ” is November 3rd!

This clothing swap is for women (& girl teens) — all sizes! We’ll have the
following categories: size 1-5, size 6-10, size 11-16, plus sizes,
maternity, shoes & accessories. (You can bring clothes in any size and
“shop” in another size.)

Note:  If you are able to take donations (after the swap) to a charity that
doesn’t resale the items, please contact me.  Thank you!!

Time:  start time is 7pm, so arrive at 6:50pm to put clothing out

Where: Tualatin Heritage Center — 8700 SW Sweek Dr., Tualatin, OR 97062
(directions below)

What to bring:

1. CLEAN clothes, shoes & accessories you no longer use Continue reading

All Sizes Family Clothing Swap, Sherwood, October 22nd

It only happens twice a year!  Women, Men and Kids… All Sizes…come to the FREE Clothing Exchange at Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood, Saturday October 22nd at @ 10:00 am. 

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 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.

This is a great way to share resources with others in our community, especially children’s clothing as children grow in and out of clothing so quickly, and it’s a great way to get some shopping in for yourself without having to spend a penny!  

If you have questions, contact Paula Rummerfield, swap coordinator for the Sherwood location phone weekdays: 503-925-0689.  Swaps at the Countryside Community church usually take place twice a year – spring and fall.