Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kid's Clothing & Toy Swap


Portland Central Library Children's Library Story Theater


Gather up unwanted, outgrown, clean clothing, accessories, and toys in good repair and bring them to the swap!

WHAT: This free clothing and toy swap will be held at the Portland Central Library's Keep Portland Weird event - for more details visit the library website:


This will be a drop-in swap, no need to RSVP just join in by bringing toys and clothing for the category and sizes that interest you **be sure to note the specific time slots for each swap below.** After you swap, stop by some of the other family-fun events that Keep Portland Weird.

WHEN: Saturday November 14th, 2009

1:00pm – 1:45pm Maternity and children's clothing (Maternity, Baby 0-24mo, Toddler 2-4 yrs, baby and toddler accessories, including car seats, strollers and highchairs)

2:00pm – 2:45pm Kid's clothing (Early Years 5-7yrs, Pre-Teen 8-12, and Teen 13-16+, accessories)

3:00pm – 3:45pm Small and medium sized toys swap

WHERE: Central Library, Children's Library Story Theater, 801 SW 10th (@ SW Yamhill.) You can take the Max to the Library/SW 9th Street or Galleria SW 10th Street stop. Enter through the front/main entrance and make a right towards the back into the Children's Library and the story theater is to the right of the Children's Library entrance. NOTE: This swap location is child proofed but space will be very limited. Please leave strollers at home, carry babies in a sling, and bring someone to supervise little ones in the Children's Library while you swap.

HOW THIS SWAP WILL WORK: Clothes will be separated into general size groups and marked with signs. Before you arrive, separate clothing you will bring by size to maximize your swap time. Plan to arrive about 10 minutes before your swap and hang on to your clothes and toys until its time to swap. When the swap is about to start add your items to matching size piles (toys will be placed in general categories.) When the swap host starts the swap look to find the items in the sizes and styles you need and put them in your bag.

WHAT TO BRING: Clean clothes and toys in good repair and usable condition. There are no minimum requirements for how many items you have to bring or how many you can take but please be courteous and generous. In addition to clothing and toys you can also bring lightly used accessories like shoes, boots, hats, scarves, or sunglasses. Items that do not get swapped will be donated to low income and high needs families in our community.

In addition to clothing and toys you can also bring lightly used and clean accessories:

  • lightly used, clean socks, shoes, boots
  • hats, scarves, mittens
  • sunglasses
  • books, tapes, CD's, videos, DVDs

CONTACT: pdxkidswap@gmail.com
If you have any questions about the swap or are not on our email list and would like to receive email notification of future clothing swaps send us an email with the size and gender of clothing you will bring and the size and gender of clothing you need (we will not spam or sell your name to anyone.) The only "membership" rule is that you be respectful and have fun! Please bring only things listed on what to bring list.

NEXT SWAP: Our next swap will not be until late winter/early spring. If you are planning a kid clothing or toy swap or if you know of one let us know and we'll pass it on to the e-list.

MORE SWAPS: Love to swap? There are other swaps near you. Go to pdxswap.com to find out more about monthly clothing swaps and stuff swaps – all free. If you are interested in having your own clothing swap through PDXswap and would like to know how, please speak to the swap host for more information.

PASS IT ON: If you know someone who would be interested in attending a clothing swap please feel free to pass this email along.

DONATE: If you would like to donate children's clothing to the swap send an email to pdxkidswap@gmail.com and we'll arrange for a pick-up.
Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who would like to donate children's clothing.

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