Category Archives: Stuff Swaps

kind women, men, and teens are invited to bring their clean and in working condition stuff to swap.

Volunteers Needed for the Spring Stuff Swap!

This post is a call for volunteers!  Be part of the Fun! Choose to volunteer for the 2017 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland! At only twice a year, this is a very popular and well attended swap where kind women, men, and teens bring usable treasures they no longer use, and go home with new-to-you items they love or can give as gifts, all for free! Tentative date is Saturday April 8th when we get all volunteer positions below filled. Volunteer only 15-45 minutes either before or after the swap. Feel free to choose how you would like to help to make the magic happen below.

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

1-2 people who will greet and sign in swappers as they arrive (before swap). 

1-2 Person(s) or non-profit organizations with van(s) who will ‘play Santa’ and pick up and give away remainders for free to a charity who gives away the items, not sells them (after swap).  

4 people who will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders (after swap). 

(02/25/17 We now have all the volunteers we need for this position) 3 people who will help swappers put out their things (before swap).

2 people to bring a vacuum cleaner(s) and extension cord(s) to vacuum venue (after the swap).  

Thanks for letting me know if you can help in the comment section below, and I’ll contact you with further details. By volunteering, you assure your place at this very popular swap!

When  all the volunteers are in place, details such as what to bring, and a special  RSVP email address will be listed on the Swap Positive site after the third week in March.

Barb Hughes

March 2017 Free Swaps

Hi Swappers!  March is just around the corner, and that means Daylight Savings Time, St. Patricks Day, and lots of free frugal fun with friends at Free Swaps!  Here’s the swaps we know about so far this month.  Please let me know if you’ve got any changes/additions so I can post them here.  If you don’t see a free swap in your size, location, or interest, please start one and then tell me about it so I can post it here for free!

03/04/17    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

03/04/17 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.

03/11/17 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church (formerly Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst building).  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

03/17/17   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

03/18/17 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.

03/31/17 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 

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, February 24th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday February 24th, 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 have a favorite organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let Tanya know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

February 2017 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for February 2017.  Please let me know of any additions/changes. Valentines Day and Mardi Gras happen in February, so along with your regular clothing, feel free to bring Valentines or Mardi Gras appropriate clothing and accessories as well.

02/04/17    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

02/04/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, first and third Saturdays starting at 11:30am. 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.

02/05/17 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 Continue reading

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap, Happy Valley, January 27th

Women’s All Size Clothing and Stuff Swap in Happy Valley, 7pm Friday January 27th, 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 have a favorite organization that can use the leftover clothes or if you can take it with you please let Tanya know. To RSVP (reserve your spot) contact Tanya at  Happyswap@hotmail.com

January 2017 Free Swaps!

Happy New Year!  Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for January.  Please let me know if there are any additions/changes.

01/07/17    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

01/07/17 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.

01/14/17 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.

01/16/17 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).

01/16/17 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).

01/20/17   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

01/21/17 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.

01/22/17  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.

01/27/17 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 

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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