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Volunteers needed for the 2017 Holiday Gift and Toy Swap!

Calling volunteers for the 13th annual Holiday Gift and Toy Swap!  The tentative date is Saturday December 9th, 2017, starting at 2pm at the Evergreen Community Church gym in NE Portland.  After all the volunteer positions are filled we’ll post how to RSVP on the Swap Positive site (usually around mid-November).  If you’d like to volunteer, send your name and what position(s) you’d like, to swappositive @ gmail (dot) com. By volunteering you’ll assure yourself a place at the swap, and not only have free fun but help others, too!

POSITIONS NEEDING TO BE FILLED:

Two people who will greet and sign in swappers as they arrive.  Good job for people who like to stay in one spot and greet/sign-in people. Arrive at 1:00pm on day of swap to pick up clipboards.

4-5 people who will help swappers put out their things.  Good job for people who like to move around and help other people. 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.

4-5+ people who will bring boxes and bag/box up remainders after swap.  Good job for a family or service group, but also fun for individuals who like to take one last look at the goodies to see if anything strikes their fancy.  Please bring extra boxes and bags (ask around – many stores will give you free packing boxes).  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).

1-2 Person(s) with van(s) or an organization who will pick up and give away remainders for free to a charity who gives away the items, not sells them (Basically, you get to be Santa). Bring a van to pick up already boxed/bags or remainders on day of swap between 3:00pm and 3:15pm, then deliver them and make lots of people happy!

2-3 people to bring vacuum cleaner(s) and extension cord(s) to vacuum after the swap.  Good for people who have a vacuum and like vacuuming.  It’s a LOT quicker for several volunteers to bring vacuums and extension cords so they can each vacuum a portion of the gym.  Come before 2pm to put out your stuff for the swap.  Estimate around 3:00pm – 3:15pm is when you begin vacuuming.

 POSITIONS ALREADY FILLED: Continue reading

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November 2017 Free Swaps

Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for November 2017.  If you are a host, or you attend one of these swaps (especially the Happy Valley Swap) please let me know if anything needs to be updated.  Thanks Swappers!

11/04/17    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

11/04/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, (usually 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.

11/05/17  Size 10-14 Women’s Clothing Swap in SE Portland, 1:15pm 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.

11/11/17 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.

11/17/17   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

11/18/17 Community Potluck/Brunch at Yonder House in NE Portland, (usually 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.

11/24/17 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 

Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing and Costume Swap, NE Portland, October 14th

Boo! 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 halloween costumes and decorations) and bring them to the women’s medium size 6-12 clothing swapIn October, you can bring Halloween costumes and decorations, too!  This is a swap for women and teens who wear women’s sizes 6-12.   No children please.

What: size 6-12 medium women’s FREE clothing swap  (and Halloween goodies swap)

When: Saturday October 14th 2017, 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 Continue reading

October Swaps 2017

Hi swappers!  It’s officially fall, so you may be going through your cool weather clothes and accessories and realizing some things don’t fit or just aren’t ‘you’ anymore.  Wash them up and swap them for new-to-you clothes you love!  This month we’ve got all-sized clothes for the whole family (men, women, kids) including footwear, a few sized swaps, a community potluck, transgender/queer clothing and accessories swap, and a women’s all-size clothing and stuff swap.  Since this is October, feel free to look for items that might work as costumes – clothing swaps are a great place for free frugal fun!

10/01/17  Family 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 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

10/01/17 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)

10/07/17  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Continue reading

Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, September 9th

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 please.

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

When: Saturday September 9th 2017, 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 Continue reading

September 2017 Free Swaps

What a great summer we’ve had!  And with fall just around the corner, it’s a good time to go through your fall (or back-to-school) clothes and find things that you no longer need/use/love…and start compiling your new sustainable fall wardrobe!  Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for September 2017.  If you want to start a free swap in your size, interest, or location, here’s how!  – tell me and I’ll add your information FREE to the Swap Positive site.

09/02/17  Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap 6pm at the Rushing Water Yoga Studio in Downtown Camas WA.  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

09/02/17 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.

09/09/17 Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap in NE Portland at the Evergreen Community Church (formerly Presbyterian Church of Laurelhurst building).  For what to expect see details here.  Usually second Saturday of the month.

09/15/17   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

09/16/17 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.

09/18/17 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 September 2017, January 2018, and April 2018. Handicapped accessible).

09/18/17 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 September 2017, January 2018, and April 2018. Handicapped accessible).

09/21/17 Baby Clothes Swap and Maternity Clothes Swap (SE Portland) 12:30pm, at Zenana Spa and Wellness Center  2024 SE Clinton St. Portland, OR 97202. Meets several times a year. Pass this along to your mother-to-be friends, mom’s groups, birthing center coordinator, favorite maternity hospital/doctor, etc.  For more information, email info@zenana-spa.com

09/29/17 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 

09/30/17 Men, Women, Children All Size Clothing Exchange — At Countryside Community Church, 18810 S.W. Kruger Road, Sherwood. Countryside Community Church will be hosting a FREE Clothing Exchange on Saturday, September 30th @ 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 clothe 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.

09/30/17 Women’s and Teens All Size Clothing Swap (Longview Washington) 11am at the Longview Public Library in the MJO Room 1600 Louisiana St Longview WA 98632.   Saturday September 30th 11am-noon, and is open to women and teen girls of all sizes. Contact Elaine Brown thequeenbee.45@gmail.com for more information.

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

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 please.

The PTA clothing closet will take all clothing remainders and distribute to Portland Public Schools – thanks Jackee! And thanks to Elaine Brown who has stepped up as Anna’s assistant to contact Jackee each month with a reminder call/email to pick up clothes, and to contact/arrange for remainder pickup for the Gift swap in December and the Stuff swap in April.  Elaine gets to play Santa and connect even more people with the free frugal fun of swaps 🙂

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

When: Saturday August 12th 2017, 2pm.

Swaps at this location are usually Continue reading