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Family All Size Clothing Swap, Beaverton, February 10th

UPDATE:  FOR SAFETY REASONS, IF THERE IS SNOW ON THE GROUND BEFORE THE SWAP, OR SNOW EXPECTED DURING THE SWAP, IT WILL BE CANCELLED. Family All Size Clothing Swap! Bring your whole family – Everyone’s invited – men, women, teens, kids, babies!
When:   Sunday February 10th, 7pm (the second Sunday this month due to the Superbowl)
Where: Adapt Training 9923 SW Arctic Drive, Beaverton Oregon 97005.

Men, Women, Teens, and Kids can bring your gently used-in-excellent condition clothes, shoes, and accessories, and go home with new items you can use!  This event is FREE and open to the public. All sizes, ages, and families are welcome.  So that you know what to expect, and so it’s fun for everyone, please read our  Free Swap rules.

By coming to Free Swaps, you agree to the following Free Swap Rules:

1. Only bring clean items in good condition

2. Do not take anything before the swap coordinator says “go”.  

3. Be kind and generous to other swappers and the swap coordinators. Don’t take stuff you will not personally use or give as gifts.

4. You agree that you WILL NOT SELL ANYTHING that you received at any Free Swap(s). 

5. Free Swaps are UNIQUE! If you attend Free Swaps you are agreeing to abide by the Free Swap Mission/goals. If you feel the above rules are unreasonable, do not attend.

What a great way to declutter your closets AND refresh the whole families’ wardrobe all at the same time!

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.  This swap meets every other month (usually on the first Sunday (but in February it’s the 2nd Sunday due to Superbowl), April, June, August, October, December)

For further details contact Kirsten at kirsten@adapttraining.com  Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page. Phone 503-646-8482.

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February 2019 Free Swaps!

Wow, it’s already February!  It’s time to clean out your closets of things you no longer need/use/love, and get a fresh start – possibly see what you can find for Valentines Day?  Here’s the free swaps we know about for February – email if you have any additions/corrections. So far we’ve got all sizes of  women’s clothing swaps, household stuff swaps, family clothing swaps, maternity clothing swaps, kids clothings/books/toy swaps, and a brand new (to us) Seed Swap!  Come enjoy free swapping and treasure hunting with like-minded kind people! If you don’t see a swap in the size/location/items you like, please start one!  We are all volunteers and would love for you to join in creating and enjoying the free frugal fun!

2/02/19  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

02/09/19 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.

NEW 02/09/19 Seed Swap, third annual Grow Portland Seed Swap from 2:30-4pm at the IRCO Community Room, 10323 NE Glisan St in Portland. Bring extra seed you have saved in your garden to share with others and discover new varieties. Local gardeners and farmers will have the opportunity to learn about seed saving and take home seeds. If you do not have any seed to share, you are welcome to come too— we normally have plenty of seeds. More information on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/786920424981868/?active_tab=about

UPDATE: CHANGED DATE TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH DUE TO SUPERBOWL 02/10/19 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 (but in February it’s the 2nd Sunday due to Superbowl), April, June, August, October, December 2019)

02/15/19  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

02/16/19 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. 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 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.

 

02/22/19 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

02/24/19 Women’s Large clothing swap (approximately size 14-1X) 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 12 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

*NEW Women’s Size 14-1X Clothing and Accessories Swap, SE Portland, January 27th

NEW! Women’s size 14-1X Clothing and Accessories Swap! 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.

What: Women’s Size Approx 14-1X Clothing and Accessories Swap

Where::  People’s Food Co-op,  3029 SE 21st ave Portland, in the upstairs community room.

When: First Swap is Sunday January 27th, at 7pm, (And ongoing every 4th Sunday! Arrive a few minutes early to start swapping at 7 pm.)

Free Swap Rules:

  1. Bring clean clothes in good condition, size 14 and up. (There is a small size swap on the 3rd Friday at the same location)
  2. Do not take anything until the swap coordinator says GO
  3. Be kind and courteous!
  4. Do not sell the things you get at the swap.
  5. Please bring extra bags Bring a mirror if you have one!
  6. 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, please email swap hostess Monica for more info: wildmoonherbs@gmail.com

Thank you and happy swapping!

Women’s and Teens All-Size Clothing Swap, Tigard, January 21st 2019

01/21/19  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Collossae 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).

Women’s and Teens All-Size Clothing Swap in Tigard!  No need to RSVP – just show up – there’s plenty of room for kind helpful people, so bring all your women friends! (This venue is handicapped accessible!) It’s time to exchange your no-longer-needed women’s and teen girls clothes!  This location is not fully childproofed, so please leave children safely at home with a sitter.

When: Monday January 21st, 2019

Time:    7pm – 7:25pm

Where: Colossae Church in Tigard, located in Park 217, you’ll see a blue sign out front that says ”Colossae”.  Address is 12244 SW Garden Place, Tigard, OR.

(If you’ve got kids clothes to swap, stay for the Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, starting at 7:25pm.)

1.  We need YOUR help to keep this swap running smoothly.  Please help set up and/or clean up.  We have families too and sometimes the task of clearing our wonderful donations takes a bit of time.  Many hands make light work!

2.  We are asking ladies who attend our swaps to help us keep the swaps running smoothly.  That means to answer questions for newbies, remind people who may have forgotten the Free Swap Rules, and generally help us, the hostesses to keep a great thing going so that everyone may enjoy our event – we cannot be everywhere for everyone…

3.  As much as we love children, we really have to ask that children who are walking not be at the swaps.  Babes in arms are okay.  If you have to bring a child with you, please bring an adult who can attend the child in one of the classrooms.  Ladies – we do have to make one exception; if our hostess cannot come due to a child care conflict – then we are going to allow the hostess’ child(ren) to come – otherwise we won’t have a swap.  We feel sure that you would rather have a swap than not!

4.  With the growth in attendance, this is a blessing – and a new set of problems.  We are going to ask everyone to read and understand the “Rules for Swapping” – and agree to abide by them.  By attending, you agree to act according to the rules:

FREE SWAP RULES (in a nutshell):

By coming to Free Swaps, you agree to the following Free Swap Rules:

1. Only bring clean items in good condition (in the correct sizes if applicable).

2. Do not take anything before the swap coordinator says “go”.

3. Be kind and generous to other swappers and the swap coordinators. Don’t take stuff you will not personally use or give as gifts.

4. You agree that you WILL NOT SELL ANYTHING that you received at any Free Swap(s).

5. Free Swaps are UNIQUE! If you attend Free Swaps you are agreeing to abide by the Free Swap Mission/goals. If you feel the above rules are unreasonable, do not attend.

–Your participation is your agreement to follow Free Swap rules.–

1.  Free Swaps are UNIQUE!  Coordinators volunteer their time for free.  Venues donate their location for free.  Swappers bring clean items in good condition for free, and in return find `new’ items for themselves or to give as gifts.  Remainders are donated to organizations and individuals who will GIVE them away, not sell them.  No money changes hands.  Everyone gets to play with kind, generous, thrifty, sustainability-minded people.

2.  Bring only CLEAN items in good condition (no obvious rips, stains, no broken or missing zippers, no pant legs without the pants) in the sizes stated for that particular swap.  If it is a stuff or gift swap, bring only stuff/gifts and save the sized clothing for a clothing swap.  Please leave kids at home unless they are specifically invited, for the safety and enjoyment of all.

3.  Do NOT take anything before the swap coordinator says `go’.  We all start at the same time so everyone has the same opportunities.  If you see someone take something before the swap begins, please kindly remind them to put the item back until the swap begins.  If the thrill of the chase and all that wonderful free stuff brings you to a panic/greed mode  – slow down, take a deep breath, and know that there is plenty for everyone – including you!  And just like in a retail store, sometimes you’ll find a lot you like, sometimes a little.  Enjoy watching the thrill as everyone gets things they need, and come back next time to see what treasures are in store for you.

4.  Be kind to the swap coordinators -they are donating their time, energy, organizational skills, data/web skills, correspondence, and coordinating abilities for free.  By bringing an extra sack for remainders, or staying after for a few minutes to help clean up, you are showing your appreciation for the swap coordinator and helping to keep free swaps going.  If two people want the same item, the person with less gets the item. Free Swaps are kinda like a potluck – everyone brings something(s) and leaves full and happy.  If you find that you complain instead of being grateful, Free Swaps are not the place for you.

5.  By being here, you agree that you WILL NOT SELL ANYTHING that you received for free at any Free Swap(s).  If your goal is to sell things, there are plenty of other places to get them.  Free Swaps are NOT one of those places. To learn more about what Free Swaps ARE, click here.

6.  If you attend Free Swaps, you are agreeing to abide by the Free Swap Rules. No re-sellers, ebay sellers, etc, are invited to our swaps. Re-sellers, hoarders, and factious people will be asked to leave.  Free Swaps are for the fun, entertainment, enjoyment, and good Karma of people who understand and appreciate the giving spirit of  `free’:)  People who come to free swaps have found that as they have given freely of what they no longer need, they have received freely cool new stuff!  Plus, remainders are donated to organizations that will give them away for free, so everyone is a philanthropist!

The fine print: Because swap coordinators are volunteers donating their time and energy, they have every right to feel safe.  If any person makes them feel uncomfortable, threatens them, complains incessantly, refuses to follow the rules, or in any way causes the swap coordinator grief, she/he has the right to ban them from her/his swap.

If you have further questions, Contact Barbara at barbarabomar@yahoo.com

Thanks for helping us keep a great thing going!!!

-Barbara and Cindy

Family Clothing and Stuff Swap, SW Portland, January 5th

Family Clothing and Stuff Swap for kind Men, Women, Kids – everyone is invited!

Day: Saturday January 5th 2019

Place:  the Garden Home Community Library Annex, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223. GHCL Annex (map)

Time: 1pm-3pm

Celebrate the new year by clearing out the clutter!  Bring clothing for men, women, and kids…as well as household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap.  Items should be in clean and usable condition.

All leftovers will be donated to charities including the Union Gospel Mission, Cat Adoption Team, and more.  Please take what you will personally use or give as gifts. Here’s other free swap tips.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Heather at 503-245-9932, or  heatherw@wccls.org

http://www.gardenhomelibrary.org/events/adults/ 

Women’s All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap, Camas, January 5th, 2019

Camas Women’s All Size Clothing and Small Household Stuff Swap is this Saturday January 5th 2019 at 6pm!

Please tell all your friends and feel free to repost this!

Doors open at 5:45pm with swap starting promptly at 6pm.

First Saturday of every month ( except July and August ) at Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas. Get directions here.

Swap all your old, still in good condition, clothes, shoes and accessories! And books, or any other media, small household and kitchen stuff, too. Most anything that can be passed on to the homeless shelter and be useful to someone setting up a new home.

Bring what you can, take what you like.

Leftovers are donated to Share House (sharevancouver.org) and Dress for Success (dressforsuccess.org)

PLEASE RSVP TO DOROTHY AT  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  IF PLANNING TO ATTEND. (Though you are just as welcome if you show up without an RSVP, but this helps us prepare knowing how many will be here.)

I look forward to seeing you all there!

If you are new to the group, or new to swapping, please review the Swap Positive website https://swappositive.wordpress.com/about

January 2019 Free Swaps – including a NEW Women’s 14-1X swap!

Hi Swappers!  Happy New Year!  Here’s the swaps we know about so far for January 2019.  We’ve got a NEW SWAP – WOMEN’S SIZE 14-1X!  We’ve also got an heirloom seed swap, a family swap for men, women, kids, and babies, a kids and maternity clothing swap, swaps that include toys or stuff, several women’s sized clothing swaps and more! If you know of any additional free swaps that fit our criteria, please let me know and I’ll add them to this list.

01/05/19  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

01/05/19 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap for Men, Women, Kids – everyone is invited!  1pm-3pm at the Garden Home Community Library Annex, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223.  Celebrate the new year by clearing out the clutter!  Bring clothing for men, women, and kids, household items, books, small furniture and electronics to swap.  Items should be in clean and usable condition.  All leftovers will be donated to charities including the Union Gospel Mission, Cat Adoption Team, and more.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Heather at 503-245-9932. http://www.gardenhomelibrary.org/events/adults/ 

01/12/19 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.

01/13/19 Family Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap Sunday January 13th, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. Come join the fun! 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. We also are swapping BOOKS! So make sure to bring in all the books you are finished with, and swap them for some great cool weather/snuggle-up reads! What: All Size/All Age Clothing, Footwear, and Book Swap
When: Sunday January 13th, 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

01/18/19   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

01/21/19  Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, 7pm at Collossae 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).

01/21/19 Babies/Kids/Maternity Clothing Swap, Small Toys and Accessories Swap, 7:25pm (right after Women’s all size swap) at Collossae 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).

01/25/19 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

01/27/19 Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 11:00am 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.

NEW! 01/27/19 Women’s Large Clothing Swap (approximately size 14-1X) 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 12 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

01/27/19 Sandy Seed Swap (Sandy Oregon), Seedy Sunday – A seed swap.  Sunday January 27th 2019, 1:30-3:00pm. Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Blvd. Sandy OR 97055. All gardeners are welcome to the Sandy Library’s 2nd annual Seed Swap! If you don’t have seeds to contribute this year, no worries. Our seed swap motto is “Bring what you have and take what you need”. Starting a 1:30pm-3pm in the Sandy library Community Room, Seedy Sunday is an heirloom seed exchange for everyone. Bring your organic, non-GMO, non-hybrid seeds to share. It is not required that you donate seeds to be able to participate. However, please only take the amount of seeds that you actually will use in your garden so there will be plenty for everyone. Seedy Sunday provides the opportunity to come together and exchange our non-GMO, non-hybrid heritage varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. Seedy Sunday Seed Swap takes place annually on the last Sunday in January.  Contact librarian Susie Jenkins for more information, at 503-668-5537, sjenkins@ci.sandy.or.us.