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Donate Clean, In Good Condition Clothing!

If you’ve been spending time at home cleaning out your closets, you can donate your freshly washed, in great condition clothes to help neighborhood families!  Kenton Church has offered to wash and deliver emergency clothing during this Covid-19 pandemic.  I emailed and asked if we free swappers could provide clothes to help. Here’s Zack from The All Size Family Clothing Swap at the Kenton Church with the details:

Hope this finds you well and staying healthy.
Thanks so much for thinking of us. We have already received a few emergency clothing requests that we are working now to fulfill as best we can.
As far as clothing donations go…at this time our core volunteer and all-around superstar Emma Taniguchi is processing and arranging donation logistics to help gift emergency clothing to people.
If you would like to DONATE emergency clothing please let us know what you have to donate through the request form through our website here. We ask that all clothes be in good ready-to-wear shape and thoroughly washed and clean before being donated.
Emma will store and quarantine new donations until we can safely get them into circulation.
Thanks again! We’ll look for any donation emails to come in from the form on our website. Please do not drop off clothes unless it has been pre-arranged through Emma.*
Zack Stack
* added information for clarity.

CANCELLED Women’s Petite To Medium Clothing Swap, SE Portland, March 20th

CANCELLED Note from venue:  The Community Room is closed to the public until further notice.
Share and receive awesome clothes! Women’s XS to Medium (approx size 0-8) – Clean out your closet, gather all the clothes in good condition that you don’t wear or want: Include accessories like shoes, hats, belts, purses, jewelry, etc. (but please: no ‘stuff’, used make-up, or undergarments). Arrive early and please limit to good quality – no rips or stains, or grease. If you have larger sizes or kids sizes, please take them to the correct swap for those sizes.

What: FREE Women’s Size Small to Medium (approx 0-8) Clothing Swap

Where: People’s Food Coop 3029 SE 21st avenue, Portland OR 97202 503.232.9051

When: March 20th, (the third Friday) 7pm Upstairs Community Room

You can also receive swap notifications through the Continue reading

CANCELLED: Potluck/Open Dinner, NE Portland, March 18th

Swap host Burt says this week’s event is cancelled.  Bert will let us know details and keep us updated about future potluck dinners as well.

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

CANCELLED: RSVP for the 15th Annual Spring Stuff Swap, Happening April 11th 2020!

03.17.20 It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel the April 2020 Stuff Swap. The Multnomah County Health Department has declared a statewide emergency and the health and safety of our swappers is of the utmost importance. Thank you for understanding the seriousness of this cancelation. Stay safe and stay healthy.

-The Swap Positive Team

NOTE:  We will plan as if this swap will happen, and will be watching the health news.  If needed we will notify by email those who have RSVP’d, and also post on this site by April 8th if we need to cancel.  Swaps are all about free frugal fun – we want to swap THINGS, not ILLNESSES!  Thank you for your understanding!

RSVP NOW for the 15th Annual Spring Stuff Swap April 11th 2020!  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!  This Swaps remainders are being gifted to the local charity The HIV Day Center which GIVES them away, not sells them- so your generosity keeps giving! 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 (RSVP form link below), and read and agree to the swap guidelines Continue reading

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.

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/