CANCELLED: Women’s Medium Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland CANCELLED 03.14.20

03.11.20 Note from Swap Hostess Anna:

Out of an abundance of caution, and wanting to help “flatten the curve” (the exponential curve of coronavirus transmission in the Portland area), we have decided to cancel this month’s Women’s Size 6-12/Medium clothing swap at the Evergreen Community Church in NE Portland that was scheduled for March 14th.  We apologize to those who have looked forward to this swap.  Please stay tuned for news about the stuff swap in April at the Evergreen Church location. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Free Swaps Are On For Well People ;)

All free swaps are still on! 

However, PLEASE don’t come if you have a fever, cough, or runny nose.

That way those who are healthy can come to the free swap and only swap clothing, not sickness 😉

Thank you!

Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, March 14th

THIS SWAP HAS BEEN CANCELLED

03.11.20 Note from Anna, Swap Hostess:

Out of an abundance of caution, and wanting to help “flatten the curve” (the exponential curve of coronavirus transmission in the Portland area), we have decided to cancel this month’s clothing swap.  We apologize to those who have looked forward to this.  Please stay tuned for news about the stuff swap in April.

Check your closet, drawers and storage, wash clothes and other wearables you no longer love/wear/need (including cleaning up jewelry, purses, shoes, and other accessories) and bring them to the women’s medium size 6-12 clothing swap! This is a swap for women and teens who wear women’s sizes 6-12. No children or babies please.

What: size 6-12 medium women’s FREE clothing swap

When: Saturday March 14th, 2-3pm.

Swaps at this location are usually the 2nd Saturday of each month, and usually last about an hour. If a few women can start putting remainders into piles around 3pm, that would be appreciated!

Where: Evergreen Community Continue reading

Potluck/Open Dinner, NE Portland, March 11th,

Meet new people and share good food! Drop in on the Wednesday Potluck Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships. We’re also gathering clothes and working on having a clothing closet and place people can do laundry in our basement. I expect that will be ready for weekly use in 3 weeks (approx mid February)

When: Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm

Where: 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905

Swap host is Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com

For additional details and updates, check the Simone Weil House Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

Volunteers Needed for the Spring Stuff Swap!

It’s time to volunteer for the 2020 Spring Stuff Swap!  (Tentative date is Saturday April 11th. , in NE Portland at the Evergreen Church venue. When we get all volunteer positions filled we’ll put out the RSVP information on the Swap Positive Website. Volunteers assure themselves a place at the swap!).  Feel free to choose how you/your friends would like to help make the magic happen!

This is a fun tradition for teens and adults to bring useable items they no longer want, and do their shopping free! Due to space constraints, and to keep the venue from being too crowded, all attendees need to be teens or adults (no children) and you must RSVP to the special email that will be created just for this event. If you volunteer, you assure yourself a space at this fabulous free frugal event!

These are very important jobs. When signing up for these volunteer positions, we are creating a dependable community of people, and without that we cannot have these fantastic swaps!

Here’s the volunteer opportunities, and how many people we need. Swap Volunteers, please email me with the heading “2020 Stuff Swap Volunteer” with what job(s) you would like to volunteer for at swappositive.info@gmail.com. All volunteers are assured a place at the swap!

 Updated VOLUNTEERS POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Two people who will greet and sign in swappers as they arrive.  Good job for 2 friendly people who will keep each other company while they wait to sign in people. Arrive between 1:00pm and 1:15pm on day of swap to pick up clipboards.

Non-profit who will pick up remainders!  Or 2-3 Person(s) with van(s) who will pick up and give away remainders for free to a charity preferably who gives away the items, not sells them.  You can choose a charity of your choice, or arrange with one of the non-profits we’ve worked with in the past. Bring a van and pick up boxes/bags on day of swap between 3:00pm and 3:15pm, then deliver them and make lots of people in our community happy!

2 people who will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders after swap.  Arrive any time between 1pm and 2pm so you have time to put out your own stuff.  Start packing up around 2:45pm or whenever the crowd has thinned out, and stay until everything is packed up (est. 3:15pm). You will be part of a team of 5-6 people, and many times at the end of a swap you find treasures that were buried away.

 

THANKS TO THESE SWAPPERS WHO HAVE ALREADY VOLUNTEERED!

Aubrey will take RSVP’s in advance. She will also help with the organizing of volunteers and pre-planning.   

Chris will bring his sound system and be the emcee, doing the main talking and playing background music.

Barb and Toby will bring the floor signs and put them down on the floor in rows with tape. I’ll also post swap announcements on Swap Positive, and do the initial pre-planning.

Shay, Elaine, and Shari will bring vacuum cleaner(s) and extension cord(s) to vacuum venue after the swap:  Estimate around 3:00pm – 3:15pm.

Jimena, Annie, Alaina, Denise, and Marla will help swappers put out their things.  If you see someone come in with a lot of stuff, ask them if they’d like help putting things out in rows, then help them. Arrive 1:15pm.

Shay, Eben, and Robin will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders after swap.  Arrive any time between 1pm and 2pm so you have time to put out your own stuff.  Start packing up around 2:45pm or whenever the crowd has thinned out, and stay until everything is packed up (est. 3:15pm).

Swap Volunteers, please email me with the heading “2020 Stuff Swap Volunteer” with what job(s) you would like to volunteer for at swappositive.info@gmail.com. All volunteers are assured a place at the swap!

Thanks for being a part of the Swap Positive Community and volunteering to make this happen!!!!

In appreciation and free frugal fun,

Barb Hughes, Founder, Swap Positive

P.S. If you’ve never been to a stuff/gift swap, here’s a swap in action:

 

Family Clothing and Book Swap, NE Portland, March 8th

Family All-Size Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) and BOOK Swap , March 8th 2020, 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement.

The North Portland Free Clothing Exchange is a free community event held quarterly at the Kenton Church on North Lombard Street. Everyone is welcome. All sizes of Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing are exchanged. No donation is required in order to receive clothing, but feel free to bring clothing and shoes in good condition to swap.

We’re swapping books too! Bring your children and grown up books that are in good condition and that you’d be proud to share…and take a few new stories home with you.

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 by filling out the contact form at https://freeclothingexchange.org/contact-us/.

More information on the website https://freeclothingexchange.org/

Seed Swap, NE Portland, March 7th

Spring Seed Swap!  March 7th, 2020, 10am-12:30pm, with a short seed presentation at 10am, at the Hollywood Library 4040 NE Tillamook St. Portland OR. Hosted by Portland Seed Exchange and Tanager Farm.

Bring seeds to share: food crops, flowers, and native seeds are best.  Label seeds with: variety, year grown, crop family, days to maturity, location grown, germination rate, skill level.  No GMO seeds or seeds over 4 years old please.

See facebook page for further details https://www.facebook.com/events/2246714645634114/

Potluck/Open Dinner, NE Portland, March 4th

Meet new people and share good food! Drop in on the Wednesday Potluck Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships. We’re also gathering clothes and working on having a clothing closet and place people can do laundry in our basement. I expect that will be ready for weekly use in 3 weeks (approx mid February)

When: Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm

Where: 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905

Swap host is Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com

For additional details and updates, check the Simone Weil House Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

Maternity and Baby through Kids size 10 Clothes and Accessories Swap, Hillsboro, February 29th

Maternity and Baby Clothes through Kids Size 10 – Clothing and Accessories Swap!  Including baby and maternity accessories, books, and toys!

(NO REGULAR WOMEN’S CLOTHES)

Please bring things to swap AND/OR one or more non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank. Of course, nobody will be turned away regardless of what you bring or don’t bring.

When: February 29th, 2pm-3pm.

Where: Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, 172 NE 32nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA

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 OR TO A DESIGNATED AREA UNTIL 2PM. We want everyone to have a fair chance at getting what ever 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 set up tables and label them (around 12:30pm).
2) 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).
3) Pack up the left overs for donation (3-4pm)
4) Help put the tables away once the packing is done.
5) Take a load for donation.

Here are the details on what you can bring:

Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10.
Items may include (but not limited to):
clothing
socks and tights
shoes
coats, hats, sunglasses and other accessories
cloth diapers and diaper covers or unused disposables that no longer fit your baby
maternity clothing, nursing bras (NO REGULAR WOMEN’S CLOTHES)
baby gear (blankets, strollers, carriers, slings, baby care items, legal carseats and furniture, etc.)
mama gear (nursing pillows, pumps, etc.)
toys
books (both for baby and parenting books)
games

It helps to sort your clothing beforehand in these categories:
• Newborn to 3 months
• 6-9 months
• 12 months
• 18 months
• 24 mo/2T
• 3T
• 4T
• 5T
• 6-7
• 8-10
• Maternity
• Bathing
• Feeding
• Diapering
• Gear
• Toys/fun
• Books
• Shoes/socks
• Hats/hair

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
http://www.northwestchildrensoutreach.org/

Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/482896272417570/?notif_t=events_recurring&notif_id=1579235104414444

March 2020 Free Swaps

Hi Swappers! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2020. If you have a free swap that fits our criteria, please contact me and I’ll post them! 

03.04.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

03.07.20 Spring Seed Swap, 10am-12:30pm, with a short seed presentation at 10am, at the Hollywood Library 4040 NE Tillamook St. Portland OR. Hosted by Portland Seed Exchange and Tanager Farm.  Bring seeds to share: food crops, flowers, and native seeds are best.  Label seeds with: variety, year grown, crop family, days to maturity, location grown, germination rate, skill level.  No GMO seeds or seeds over 4 years old please. Also see facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/2246714645634114/

03.08.20 Family All-Size Clothing Swap (Men, Women, Kids) and BOOK Swap , 2-4pm at the Kenton Church 2115 N Lombard street Portland OR 97217, in the basement. 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! 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 by filling out the contact form at https://freeclothingexchange.org/contact-us/https://freeclothingexchange.org/

03.11.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

CANCELLED 03.14.20 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland, 2pm at the Evergreen Community Church.  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

CANCELLED 03.18.20 All Size Family Clothing Swap/Give-away (Kelso WA) every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pm at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room,  351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. They accept clothing donations (all sizes, ages, and genders) and are looking for volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com . Remainders benefit the South Kelso Neighborhood Association.

CANCELLED 03.18.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse

CANCELLED 03.20.20 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

CANCELLED 03.21.20 Women’s All Size Clothing, Household, and Small Stuff Swap (Camas/Clark County, WA) Please pre-sort your clothes so they can be separated into piles, small, medium, large, plus. Also small household stuff and books. Usually held the third Saturday of every month, 3pm at the Camas Library 625 NE 4th Ave. Camas, WA 98607.  Please reserve your spot (RSVP) with Dorothy at  clarkcountyclothingswap@gmail.com  (No swaps in July and August).

POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY APRIL 5TH 03.22.20 Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm. PCC:Cascade 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, Oregon 97217.  FAQ here: http://bit.ly/pdxclothingswap This event is 1) completely free, 2) 100% volunteer run, and 3) powered by love. We can only take clothes until 2pm—but you can come take clothes until 3pm! (See the FAQ for more on this.)
Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/events/1075183526175626/ For folks not on Facebook: https://www.transcendpdx.org/10th-pdx-trans-queer-clothing-swap/ Want to be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible? Join us! https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3

CANCELLED 03.22.20 Women’s Large and Plus Clothing Swap (size 14 – and up) 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 14 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!  For more information, contact Carrie at  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

CANCELLED 03.25.20 Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at 5311 NE 15th Ave, Portland, OR 97211-4905. Bring something to share! Come to chat, share food, build relationships, and swap resources. Coming soon: permanent free store space & library! For additional info contact Bert Fitzgerald, SimoneWeilHouse@gmail.com or check the Facebook Page facebook.com/SimoneWeilHouse