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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!

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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

Looking for Japanese Speaking Swapper

Hi swappers!  I was contacted by a Japanese TV station called Tokyo TV about doing a feature on Swap Positive.  If you speak Japanese, I’d love to hear from you ASAP.  The producers of their prime time economic variety show called Zipangu is wanting to do a short feature on the barter market and they heard about Swap Positive’s unique system of people swapping clothes.  As a sister city, they would like to stop by on August 26th or 27th for an interview.

I’m reaching out to see if we have any swappers willing to help me with this?  If so, please email me at swappositive@gmail.com and leave your name and phone number so I can call you back and we can talk about this fun opportunity!

Swap Positive listed as a resource for the Aging and Disability Resource Connection

Swap Positive is listed as a resource for the Aging and Disability Resource Connection!  Free Swaps include a variety of different swaps all run by volunteers. I know that those who identify as older or differently abled already attend many of our swaps, but if you would like to start a swap specifically for the aging or disabled, let me know and I’ll make sure to update the entry above to reflect your contribution to the Swap Positive community!  Wouldn’t it be cool to have a swap that could include things like wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, specialty clothing, or other unique and hard-to-find items for those who are recovering from an illness or injury?  If you’re feeling creative and want to start a swap specifically for those with Aging or Disabilities, here’s how. Then of course tell me about it so I can add it to the site.  Even a once a year event would be helpful and an awesome way to share resources!

 

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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Volunteer needed to deliver remainders after Women’s Clothing Swap May 12th

Hi swappers!  We need a person with a big heart and a vehicle who can transport the clothing remainders from the women’s clothing swap Saturday May 12th from the Evergreen Church in NE Portland, to a housing project in NW Portland after the swap.  You’d play an important part in sharing the fun of free swaps with people who could really use the uplift!  If you can help after tomorrow’s swap, please tell Anna the swap hostess at the swap, or you can contact her in advance at addragazelle@gmail.com

Thanks for helping to bring the fun of treasure-hunting to make a positive difference for families in our community!

Barb Hughes, Swap Positive Volunteer Coordinator