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Maternity/Baby/Kids Clothing, Accessories, and Toy Swap, NW Portland, June 16th

Baby, Kids and Maternity Clothing…and Accessories and Toy Swap!

Clean out your closets and the toy shelf!!! Purge what you no longer need!!!

When: Saturday June 16th, 2pm-3pm

Where: Portland Community College (PCC) Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland OR 97229,  in the Event Center in Building 9.

Please bring things to swap AND/OR one or more non-perishable food items (to go to a food pantry) as your “entry ticket”. Of course, nobody will be turned away.

You may arrive as early as 1:40pm to set things out. However, WE ASK THAT ONCE YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR ITEMS, STEP OUT OF THE ROOM UNTIL 2PM. We want everyone to have a fair chance at getting whatever comes and getting some nice things. You will NOT be allowed to create a stack of new finds prior to 2pm.

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED TO:
1) Help direct people as they come in and place items of those who come at the last minute. (These should be people who are there to give more than to receive items).
2) Pack up the left overs for donation (3-4pm)
3) Take a load for donation.

Here are the details on what you can bring:

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June 2018 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for June 2018 – and there’s a LOT of them!  If you have any updates/additions, please let me know at swappositive.info@gmail.com.  If you don’t see a swap in a size/location/interest that makes you happy, start one – Here’s how!  Be part of the free frugal fun:)

06/02/18  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and 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. Takes place the first Saturday of the month September through June (No swaps July and August).  Please RSVP to Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com

06/02/18 Men, Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing and Accessories Swap, 10am-noon  at the Longview Public library, 1600 Louisiana St. Longview Washington. This swap is usually quarterly, and is open to kind men, women and teens of all sizes. Contact Elaine Brown thequeenbee.45@gmail.com for more information.

06/03/18 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 2018)

06/09/18 Women’s size 6-12 Clothing and Accessories Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here 

06/10/18 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.

06/15/18  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

06/16/18  Baby, Kids and Maternity Clothing, Accessories and Toy Swap, Saturday June 16th, 2pm-3pm at Portland Community College (PCC) Rock Creek Campus in the Event Center in Building 9. This swap takes place three times a year:  June, October, and February, and is sponsored by the Naked Baby Clothing Swap (Westside Edition) https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabyClothesSwapWestPDX/about/

06/29/18 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   

Maternity, Baby Clothing and Gear Swap, SE Portland, May 25th

Have a lot of clothes, toys, baby gear, and maternity wear? Come swap your stuff with other People and their babies at the Alma Baby Clothing Swap Party!

When:  May 25th from 10am-2pm!

Where: Alma Education and Movement Space 1233 SE Stark, Portland OR 97214 (map)

Who: People and their babies, Pregnant persons, too!

Here are the details:
Bring gently-used items, maternity and in sizes newborn up to 5T. Items include:

  • clothing
  • socks and tights
  • shoes
  • coats, hats, sunglasses and other accessories
  • cloth diapers and diaper covers
  • maternity clothing, nursing bras, clothing, and accessories
  • baby gear (blankets, strollers, carriers, slings, baby care items, legal car seats and furniture, etc.)
  • gear (nursing pillows, pumps, etc.)
  • toys
  • books (both for baby and parenting books)
  • games

It helps to sort your clothing beforehand (so you have more time to dig through and find new awesome stuff!) in these seven categories:
newborn to 3 months
3-6 months
6-12 months
12-24 months
2T/3T
4T/5T
maternity

There are no limits to how much to bring or take, we just ask that you take what you need. Please bring something to carry home all of your new-to-you finds! Any leftover items will be donated to Insights Teen Parent Program.
Bring a potluck dish or beverage if you have the time and energy.

Pregnant Persons are welcome!

Any questions please feel free to call Jami Pedersen 503-867-3920

 

May 2018 Free Swaps

Welcome to MAY!  These are the May free swaps we know about so far.  If you have one to add, or need to update information below, please contact Barb at swappositive.info@gmail.com.  If you don’t see a swap in your size, location, or interest, here’s how to start a free swap  – send me your details and I’ll share your swap information for free!

05/05/18  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

05/12/18 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.

05/18/18   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

05/25/18 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 

05/25/18 Maternity and Baby Clothing Swap, 10am-2pm at Alma Education and Movement Space 1233 SE Stark, Portland OR.  People and there babies are invited- pregnant persons, too!  Bring gently used maternity clothing and sizes newborn to 5T, as well as nursing gear, books, games, toys, accessories.  Bring a potluck dish or beverage if you have the time and energy.  Any questions call Jami Pederson at 503-867-3920.

Babies, Kids, Maternity Clothing..and Small Toys/Accessories Swap, Tigard, April 16th

Gather the kids and baby clothing, accessories, and small toys that are in good condition that your kids have outgrown and you no longer use, wash them up, and bring them to the swap!  Also bring maternity clothes and accessories.  This is a big space with plenty of room for adults and teens – please leave children at home with a trusted sitter.

What:  Kids and Baby Clothing and Small Toy Swap (also Maternity)

When: MONDAY April 16th, 2018  at 7:25pm -8pm

Where:  Colossae Church, 12244 SW Garden Place, Tigard.   NOTE: This swap location is only partially child proofed so please leave children at home.

Not only will you de-clutter your stuff, you’ll find ‘new’ things you can use and your kids will love!  It’s a great way to clean house, recycle, and practice sustainability…and it’s free!

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Spring Stuff Swap, NE Portland, April 14th

What a swap looks like

the December Toy and Gift swap

THERE’S STILL SPACE TO RSVP NOW for the Annual Spring Stuff Swap taking place April 14th!  Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, treasure hunting, and free frugal fun with like-minded friends! Your home will be less cluttered, your in-good-condition stuff will be loved by someone else, you’ll find new-to-you items you CAN use…plus, all remainders are given to a charity that GIVES them away, not sells them! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, treasure hunting, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a free gift or stuff swap, see one in action here.

Due to space constraints YOU MUST GET ON THE GUEST LIST TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THIS SWAP (swap RSVP email below in blue), and read and agree to the swap guidelines below so everyone knows what to expect and can have fun.

Kind and courteous women, men, and teens are invited.  Please leave babies, toddlers animals, and grade school children safely at home with a sitter.

When: Saturday April 14th, 2018   2pm (arrive between 1:30 and 1:50 to get a parking spot, and to set your stuff out before the swap begins.)

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April 2018 Free Swaps!

WOW there are so many free swaps in April!  If what you want to swap isn’t listed, we’d love for you to start a free swap in your area of interest – tell us, and we’ll post it here to help spread the word!  Here’s the exciting list of April swaps we know about so far:

UPDATE MOVED TO APRIL 8TH DUE TO EASTER! 04/08/18 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 2018)

04/07/18  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

04/08/18 Family Clothing and Footwear Swap (N Portland), Quarterly on a Sunday, 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/April, June, September, January. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

04/14/18 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. Kind men, women, and teens invited to bring in-good-condition ‘stuff’…and find new treasures for personal use or to give as gifts.  Household items, toys and games, books and music, tech and garden, antiques and collectables, crafting items, and more. This is an RSVP event (ie you need to reserve a space so we don’t overcrowd the venue). For a complete list of what what to expect see details here 

04/14/18 PDX Trans & Queer Clothing and accessories Swap  at the Q-center in North Portland, from 1:30-3:30 pm. For additional details check out the Facebook Page and the Facebook Event page    Quarterly alternating Saturday/Sunday at the Q Center. We’ll be updating the FAQ based on what we learn, so keep an eye on that there: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): https://goo.gl/z6PsN1   This is a safe and fun place for the Trans and Queer community to share and find new-to-you items.   Visit the PDX Trans and Queer Clothing Swap facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/

04/16/18  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 2018, April 2018, and September 2018. Handicapped accessible).

04/16/18 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 2018, April 2018, September 2018. Handicapped accessible).

04/20/18  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

04/27/18 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   

04/28/18 All Age All Gender 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 28 @ 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 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! Phone weekdays: 503-925-0689.