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Women’s Size 6-12 Clothing Swap, NE Portland, February 8

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 February 8th, 2020, 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 have gone to the Portland PTA clothing closet,  “It’s Your Day”, a female inmate release program through Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW Learn more about the program here) Transition Projects, Mercy Corps, Q Center,  and any places YOU suggest (please contact Anna at  addragazelle@gmail.com if you would like to pick up clothing or household remainders in the future and she’ll add you to the list!) so the spirit of free frugal fun continues to make a positive difference helping bring joy and needed items to women and their families!   I’ve been told clothing closets 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!”

Potluck/Open Dinner, NE Portland, February 5th and 11th

Drop-in Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share!

When: 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

February 2020 Free Swaps

Hi swappers!  Here are the free swaps we know about so far for the month of February!

02/05/20 Drop-in Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm at 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

Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) NEXT SUNDAY (02.09.20) DUE TO THE SUPER BOWL. 😉

02/08/20 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.

02/09/20 Family All Size Clothing Swap (Beaverton) THE SECOND SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY DUE TO THE SUPER BOWL. 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)

02/12/20 Drop-in Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm at 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

02/15/20 No Camus Women’s Clothing Swap this February – see you in March!

02/19/20 All Size Family Clothing Swap, Kelso. Every 3rd Wednesday from 2pm-6pmWhere: at the Three Rivers Mall in the Community Room, 351 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626. Bring your clean and in good condition clothing donations to swap (all sizes, ages, and genders)! They’d also love volunteers to help. Please contact 360-747-7240 or kelsoneighborhood@gmail.com for more information.

02/19/20 Drop-in Potluck/Open Dinner, every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Bring something to share! Every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm at 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

02/21/20  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

02/22/20 Saturday Potluck Brunch, (may be starting up again – check facebook page for details) every Saturday from 10a-1pm 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

02/23/20 Art Supply Swap, 1pm at the Sandy Public Library community room, 38980 Proctor Blvd, Sandy, OR 97055. Anyone who crafts will end up with things they no longer need. Trade them for things you do need! Bring those brushes you never used, or all the googly eyes you bought for that one project. For more information, contact  Thea Ellen tellen@ci.sandy.or.us

02/23/20  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 info about this swap contact  cobbcarrie@yahoo.com

02/29/20 Maternity, Baby, and Kids clothing/accessories/toys/books swap, 2-3pm at the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church 172 NE 32nd Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA. Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10. 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 more information about this swap, check out the Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/482896272417570/?notif_t=events_recurring&notif_id=1579235104414444 For additional details, check out the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabyClothesSwapWestPDX/. Swaps will be held three times a year: Usually June, October, February. Bring gently-used gear and clothes: maternity and sizes premie up to size 10. (Just noted that this years swaps will be Saturdays  February 29, and April 25 0f 2020.)