Free Frugal Fun continues – Volunteer with van needed to deliver remainders April 8th

UPDATE: As of 04/06/17 we’ve got most of this covered!  Olivia from the IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) will be picking up the remainders with the help of swap volunteers Christie and Chris.  Olivia can take all the remainders except for the fabric (ie we need someone who will take all clothing, bedding, towels, and other fiber.)  Please let me know if you’d like to take the cloth items and deliver them to an organization that you help with. You can take the clothing to another clothing swap, or the towels/sheets to the humane society, as some suggestions.  Please email me at urbanfarmerpdx1@yahoo.com.

After enjoying the free swap this Saturday, how about lending a hand with your van?  we need a volunteer(s) with a van to deliver the remainders after the Spring Stuff Swap April 8th in NE Portland!

Our previous non-profit, The Paying It Forward Store, let us know he can’t take the remainders this time. We’ve got two non-profits who would LOVE the remainders, but need someone to deliver them.  You can choose to deliver to Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), or Birch Community Services, or both.

Remainders will be boxed up by volunteers and ready to load into your van around 3:15pm Saturday April 8th.

Please email me at urbanfarmerpdx1@yahoo.com for details on helping deliver the goodies after the swap, and play a part in passing on the free frugal fun!

Spring Stuff Swap, NE Portland, April 8th

There’s still time to RSVP for the Annual Spring Stuff Swap on April 8th!  Combine spring cleaning, sustainability, philanthropy, and free frugal fun with like-minded neighbors!  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 away to a local charity that GIVES them away, not sells them! Be a part of the saving$, recycling, philanthropy, and good karma flowing around:) If you’ve never been to a 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), 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 and grade school children safely at home with a sitter.

When: Saturday April 8th, 2017   2pm (arrive between 1:30 and 1:50 to get a parking spot, and to set your stuff out before the swap begins.)

Where: Evergreen Community Church (formerly Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst)  in the gym, 935 N.E. 33rd Continue reading

*NEW Family Clothing and Footwear Swap, North Portland, April 2nd

*New Swap!!  Family Clothing and Footwear swap Sunday April 2nd, 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, but feel free to bring clothing and shoes in good condition to swap.

What: All Size/All Age clothing and footwear swap

When: Sunday April 2nd, 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

Family Clothing Swap, Beaverton, April 2nd

Family All Size Clothing Swap  Sunday April 2nd, 7pm @ Adapt Training 9923 SW Arctic Drive, Beaverton Oregon 97005.  Phone 503-646-8482.  Bring your whole family – Everyone’s invited – men, women, teens, kids, babies!

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 are welcome.  So that you know what to expect, and so it’s fun for everyone, please read our  Free Swap rules.

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  Juleea at arellanofour@gmail.com or check the facebook page.  Meets every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December 2017)

Community Potluck/Brunch, NE Portland, April 1st

Yonder House is holding a Community Potluck Brunch Saturday April 1st!  Hang out and eat good food! Bring something to share, eat, enjoy yourself, and meet like-minded kind people!

(Free clothing and stuff swaps are a ‘potluck of things’…Yonder House hosts a twice a month ‘potluck of food’!)

When: Saturday April 1st, 11:00 am

Where:  5311 NE 15th Ave, Continue reading

Women’s All Size Clothing Swap, Camas, April 1st

Paul Cheek of Rushing Water Yoga says the Camas swap is now an ALL SIZE Women’s and Teens Clothing and Accessories Swap For all your women and teen gal pals! Bring clean clothes and accessories that aren’t quite ‘you’ to swap, and experience free frugal fun with like-minded women!  Free swaps are like a playdate…but afterwards you have a cleaner house and new clothes, shoes, and accessories!

What:  free clothing and accessories swap – including shoes, handbags, jewelry – you bring good stuff, you’ll find good stuff!  Bring a like-minded thrifty treasure-hunting friend!

When:  Saturday April 1st, 6pm

Where:  Rushing Water Yoga Studio in  Continue reading

April 2017 Free Swaps!

Here’s the Free Swaps we know about so far for April.  They include two Family Clothing Swaps, Baby/Kids/Maternity Swap, the Spring Stuff Swap, Potluck Brunch, and of course several Women’s All Size and Sized Clothing Swaps!  It’s a full month of spring cleaning, re-gifting, playing, and getting new-to-you treasures! Invite a friend to join the adventure with you.

04/01/17  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

04/01/17 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.

04/02/17 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 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 2017)

04/02/17  *New Swap!!  Family Clothing and Footwear swap (N Portland), Sunday April 2nd, 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, June, September, December. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

04/08/17 Spring Stuff Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community church (formerly called Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst).  For what to expect see details posted here the third week of March 2017.  Free Swaps at this location  usually second Saturday of the month.

04/15/17 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.

04/17/17 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).

04/17/17 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).

04/21/17   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.

04/28/17 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 

04/29/17 FREE Family 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 29 @ 10:00 am. 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 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.

04/30/17  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.