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Women’s Size 6-12 Medium Clothing Swap, NE Portland, October 13th

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  (You can bring costumes and accessories to this October Swap!!!)

When: Saturday October 13th, 2018, 2pm.

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 Church (in the gym) 935 N.E. 33rd Avenue. Portland OR 97232

Directions: two blocks south of Sandy Blvd on 33rd (the west fork in the road), at Pacific Street, in a modern red brick building. There is a parking lot behind the church. Early arrivers will get a parking lot space, if you’re late you might want to park on the street instead. The gym is across from the playground.

What to bring: Bring only CLEAN and wearable women’s and junior/petite equivalent clothes in size 6-12. Also bring any accessories, shoes, purses, etc. Bring bags to take your new clothes home with you (some women bring rolling suitcases).

The reason we ask that all clothes be washed and in good condition (ie no rips/missing zippers etc.) before bringing them is two fold: 1. so people with allergies at the swap aren’t miserable and 2. the remainders are immediately donated, and it would be rude to donate musty or non-wearable clothing to others. Thanks for being the considerate women that you are:)

The idea behind Swap Positive is to offer and get free clothes, forever. We are a free swap, not a swap meet. See the difference here: https://swappositive.wordpress.com/swap-meet-vrs-free-swap/

No money changes hands with these clothes ~ even if you get them home and decide they aren’t quite ‘you’, we ask that you GIVE them away to someone, not sell them. That is the mission of Swap Positive.

1. Wash all items before bringing to the swap. Check the pockets for tissues, gum, and money.

2. We are a clothing swap, not fabric swap, so the bottoms of pant legs or sweaters with a sleeve missing are not usable for us regular people. Also, please no food items. Save the wonderful other household stuff for our December gift swap or April stuff swap…unless you will pack it out when you leave so we don’t need to find a home for it.

3. No cheating! No taking, or hiding, or stuffing things into your sack before we officially start! It only makes it fair for all of us. Please feel free to gently and kindly remind others of our swap rules – they will feel better knowing the rules, and you will feel better knowing you are helping swaps run smoothly for everyone.

4. Wear a swim suit or spandex workout clothes under your street clothes when you swap. Try stuff on before you take it home. See how great you look in a mirror (if you have a full length mirror you could bring, that would be helpful). If it doesn’t fit, throw it back into the pile so someone else can see if it fits them.

5. It’s fun to see people smile as they try on something you brought, or see the encouragement of ‘that looks great on you’ and ‘here are some jeans your size’. You’ll be able to try new fashions you’d never dream to try on in a store, and it’s all because GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!

6. All remainders will be donated to a non-profit that will give the items away for FREE:)  Swap remainders either go to the Portland PTA clothing closet, or “It’s Your Day”, a female inmate release program through Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) so the spirit of free frugal fun continues to make a positive difference helping bring joy and needed items to women and their families! Learn more about the program here.  I’ve been told PPS clothing closet needs/tastes run the gamut – from fashionista, conservative, retro, special needs – so as long as it’s clean and in good shape there’s someone who would enjoy your tasteful goodies:)

7. Please do NOT bring: clothes that are larger than women’s size 12, children’s clothes, clothes that are ripped/stained/dirty/smelly/not wearable. Go to https://swappositive.wordpress.com/other-swaps/ to find a children’s clothing swap, large clothing swap, or all-size swap venue. Please take your non 6-12 clothes to an appropriate venue. Thanks for your understanding.

If this is your first swap, Here’s how a Swap works…

Shoes, purses, accessories, and jewelry will be in a separate pile.

All of the clothes will be kept in bags while we wait. Shoes and accessories can go into a separate pile…but no pre-swapping (taking things or scooting them into piles before we start). When everyone is present, the swap coordinator will give the go-ahead and we’ll empty bags of clothing into rows on the floor. After you empty your bags, please step back until everything is out and ready. Things in the middle of the room in rows are free. Items in little piles around the room, against the walls in bags, or on chairs are someones’ stash.

When everything is in rows, the swap coordinator will say, “Go!” And we’ll all start at the same time. That way everyone has the same opportunity to find new clothes.

Take what looks good to you, gather it into your pile, then try them on.  A few full length mirrors are available, but please feel free to bring your own if you have one to share. If the clothes aren’t quite ‘you’, throw them back into the pile for someone else to enjoy.

Please support our mission by enjoying the swap as a place to get free stuff, and if you part with your new-to-you swap items, we ask that YOU do it in a free way too!

If you would like to contact the PCL size medium Free Swap hostess Anna directly, her email is addragazelle@gmail.com.  If you don’t see a free swap in your size, interest, or neighborhood, how about starting one?  Find out more here.

Thanks for being a part of the FREE swapping community!

P.S.  YOU CAN ALSO BRING CAT FOOD TO THIS SWAP!  Swap hostess Anna helps feral cat rescuers with their colonies.  If you have dry or canned cat food you would like to donate (non-expired, and non-buggy, but it’s fine if it has been opened), Anna will donate it to those in need.  Please give this donation directly to Anna.  Thank you!”

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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!

October 2018 Free Swaps

Happy fall!  We have a variety of free swaps this month including all-size women/teens swaps, stuff/toy/book swaps, family swap, transgender swap, maternity and baby swap, and sized swaps. Several of the swaps include Halloween costumes, so come out and play! If you don’t see a swap in a size or location that you like, we invite you to start one!  Here’s how to start a Free Swap.

10/06/18  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

10/07/18 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)

10/13/18 Women’s size 6-12 Clothing and Accessories Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here 

10/13/18 Transgender Clothing swap, Saturday October 13th, 2:30-3:30 at the Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union Center building.  5th quarterly(-ish) PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap. Stellar transit access and an accessible space in the same building as the Queer Resource Center and Disability Resource Center. Be part of the amazing volunteer crew who makes this possible https://goo.gl/forms/1bMQTnN2fFr3gIzF3 .  Check out the facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/227240061322470/

10/13/18 Maternity, Baby, and Kids clothing/accessories/toys/books swap, 2-3pm at the PCC Rock Creek Campus, 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229,  Event Center in Building 9. 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.  For additional details, check out the facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/272364680052277/?active_tab=about

10/19/18  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

10/20/18 Family Clothing and Stuff Swap – all ages and sizes.  Includes Halloween costumes, toys, maternity, jewelry, and of course mens women’s and kids clothes.  3pm-6pm at 1375 Lockhaven Dr. NE, Keizer OR 97303. For more information, check out the facebook events page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1809463109108756/permalink/1812253108829756/

 

10/21/18 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.

10/26/18 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

Women’s Medium Sized Clothing Swap, NE Portland, September 8th

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 September 8th, 2018, 2pm.

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 Church (in the gym) 935 N.E. 33rd Avenue. Portland Continue reading

September 2018 Free Swaps

Welcome to September!  Back to school, new clothes, fresh starts and thoughts of future cooler weather filled with fall fashions! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for September:  We’ve got a back-to-school clothing /footwear and book swap, free swaps for all sizes of women’s clothes, stuff swaps, a kids/babies/maternity clothing and small toy swap, and women’s swaps in various sizes.  Swap hosts, please let me know if you have any changes or additions by contacting me at swappositive.info@gmail.com.  If you don’t see a free swap in your size, interest, or location, you can start a free swap! Here’s how.

09/01/18  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 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

09/08/18 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.

09/09/18 *NEW Back To School 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 back to school clothing will be exchanged, as well as books. No donation is required in order to receive. Frequently asked questions about this swap http://freeclothingexchange.org/faq  This quarterly swap usually takes place March, June, September, January. Contact Ginny for more information at pdxfreeclothingexchange@gmail.com

09/17/18  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).

09/17/18 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).

09/21/18   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

09/28/18 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 

*NEW! 09/29/18 Kids 0-6+ Clothing Swap at Harvest Community Church, 8215 NE Quatama Street, Hillsboro OR 97006.  9am-noon in the multi-purpose room.  For more information, contact Kelly at mommafawn3@gmail.com

Women’s Medium Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, August 11th

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 August 11th, 2018, 2pm.

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 Church (in the gym) 935 Continue reading

August 2018 Free Swaps

Woah it’s hot out!  Time to take in a cool swap!  I know it’s hard to believe, but back-to-school is right around the corner.  Why not save a little money and swap for some of your back-to-school clothing instead?  This month there are swaps for women, men, teens, kids, babies (well, the adults will be swapping for the babies) and maternity.  Save some money, help the environment by passing usable items on to others, hang out with some new fun and frugal friends, and enjoy this last month of summer by attending the free swap(s) of your choice.

08/04/18 All Size Women’s and Teens Clothing Swap (Cowlitz County), 10am-11am at the Longview Public Library, 1600 Louisiana St. Longview, Wa 98632 . This is an open event for those women and teens that would like to participate in our quarterly clothing swap in Cowlitz County. Go through your closet and collect items; shoes, handbags, travel bags, scarves, accessories. EXCLUDES lingerie and underwear. All items must be clean and free of stains or repair needs. If you can’t make it to the swap but would like to donate your clean, unwanted items, email me for pick up and drop off location thequeenbee.45@gmail.com all unclaimed items will be donated to a local organization.

08/05/18 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)

08/11/18 Women’s size 6-12 Clothing and Accessories Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church. For what to expect see details here 

08/12/18 Spread the word about our August swap! Baby – Preschool Clothes and Accessories, and Women’s All Size Clothing and Maternity Swap, at Midland Library (in the large meeting room, straight ahead when you come in the entrance). 805 SE 122nd, Portland OR 97233. Please arrive by 3:15 to sort what you are donating, then we swap from 3:30-4:30, then start cleaning up. Bring: Baby/children’s/women’s clothing and gear from newborn through size 5 plus women’s and maternity (only things in reasonably good condition, no stained or torn items please). It helps to bring clothes sorted by size so it is easier to put things out. All are welcome even if you don’t have much to donate, just please only take what you will use. All leftover items will be donated to Northwest Children’s Outreach (kids/maternity) and Rahab’s Sisters(women’s clothes).

08/17/18  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

08/31/18 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