Welcome! Here’s the free swaps we know about so far for March 2019. Time to ‘Marie-Kondo’ your closets to find goodies to bring, and enjoy treasure-hunting with like-minded kind thrifty people! Everyone who attends agrees they’ll bring clean items in usable condition, be kind to others at the swap, only take what they will personally use or give as gifts, and not sell anything they get. Since all remainders are picked up by charities that GIVE them away, everyone who participates is a philanthropist! Thanks for being a part of the free frugal fun! If you don’t see a swap in your size/interest/or area of town, please start one !
03/02/19 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 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 email@example.com
03/02/19 Trans & Queer Clothing Swap, noon-3pm, in North Portland at the Q Center. https://www.facebook.com/pdxclothingswap/
*bonus: 03/02/19 The Paying It Forward Store hosts Free Pop-Up Store! 3130 SE 148th Ave, Portland, OR 97236. Volunteer, donate, pick up things you need, or all of the above. 100% Free Clothes for men women and kids, Shoes, Coats, Blankets, Dog and Cat Food. Bags are provided, no qualifications, zero judgement zone. Bus line #2 or #9. For more information, check out http://www.payingitforwardstore.org/Events.html or Call 503-715-1863.
03/09/19 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.
03/10/19 All Size Mens, Women’s and Kids Clothing and Book Swap, Kenton Church, 2115 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97217, 2pm-4pm. https://freeclothingexchange.org/ EXCHANGE DETAILS Receiving Clothing: No donation is required to receive clothing. Please take clothing for your own household only, Clothing may not be taken for resale. Donating Clothing: Do not drop off clothes ahead of time or try to leave them at Kenton Church. Donations will only be accepted during the hours of the exchange. Please sort and hang your own donations. Volunteers are available to help you sort and hang your donations. Place donations on racks by size. Please…no dirty or damaged donations. The best things about the Free Clothing Exchange: The Discovery. That moment when you find the thing you didn’t know you were looking for and it fits you. You never know what you might find…or what friends you might meet, new and old. Come find yourself something new this Sunday. ”Thank you! So well organized and I found some professional clothes to wear to my internship – this will be so helpful!” -Aimee F. BOOK EXCHANGE UPDATE The book exchange is going strong as well. In JAN, more folks brought and engaged with the book area then I’ve seen in the past and, with so many new books for adults coming in, I saw as many grown ups as I did children checking out books.
03/15/19 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
*NEW 03/16/19 Kids and Adults Clothing Swap, 10am-1pm, Clatskanie High 471 Bel Air Dr, Clatskanie, OR 97016. Gather all of your used family clothing and accessories in bags from home and bring to the swap. If you don’t want to use a reusable bag our event will be selling bags by donation. All proceeds from donations for bags will be given to Clatskanie’s local thrift store Turning Point. Any clothing that hasn’t found a home will be given to Clatskanie highs sharing shed. A place where children and families can get the resources they need.
03/16/19 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange, 12-2pm, Wasco County Master Gardeners, 400 East Scenic Drive, Ste 2, The Dalles, OR 97058. Join us for the 2nd Annual Wasco County Seed Exchange! Come by to pick up seeds for your 2019 garden, and bring any seeds you have saved from last year (don’t worry if you don’t have any – we have plenty!). Get local gardening tips from Master Gardeners – and share any you might have with us 🙂 Hosted by the Wasco County Master Gardeners and The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library. We can’t wait to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/323420118289103/
03/16/19 Plant and Seed Swap, 1pm-3pm at the Garden Home Community Library 7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland, OR, 97223. Get ready for gardening season by meeting fellow gardeners and get some plants and seeds for your garden. Please bring ready-to-grow plants. House and indoor plant starts are welcome too. Avoid wilted, newly dug, bare root, pest-ridden, and dormant bulbs. Depending on the number of participants we may limit the number each attendee can take. This event is free / Everyone is invited https://www.gardenhomelibrary.org/events/adults/
03/24/19 Women’s Large Clothing Swap (approximately size 14-1X) 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 12 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! Email Monica for more info about swap: firstname.lastname@example.org
03/29/19 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