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Summer Swap Updates, The Free Store & Other Important Stuff….

From: Sharon
Sent on: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:43 PM

Hi All


Summer Swap Updates, The Free Store & Other Important Stuff….


There are some fun swaps n & ways to get your freegan on coming up this summer we wanted to tell you about.


First Off –


Before we get into the fun events – I’d like to ask you to take a minute to Vote for a Good Cause – it’s quick and easy, doesn’t cost you anything and you can help make good things happen.


Vote for the Ranching History Fair Grant – which is in part a fundraiser for the Whittier Time Bank.


Voting Ends Wed 7/25 at noon – help with this right away and Pass It On – Get your friends to help too.

please Vote (one time only) for SoCal Harvest to win a $5k grant

You can only vote once and it needs to be done before August 3rd - if you vote today, it will help us stay on the first page of voting and increase our chances!

We've got the power = ) (please feel free to forward and/or re-post this)
Thank you!



Now – on to the Swap Stuff & Other Business….




There is a PoP Up OC Free Store at the Orange County Time Bank / OC Free Store

Quartermania Fundraiser in Orange this Saturday 7/28/12. Support the good…. Have fun bidding on great prizes for quarters at the Quartermania – grab lunch and pop in to the OCFS PoP Up. Tickets are still available – it’s a super fun event.


This Weekend there is a Really Really Free Market in Riverside on Saturday 7/28/12 , and another in Long Beach on Sunday 7/29/12. (These are reoccurring events the last weekend each month)


There is a Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Crash Space in Culver City on Sunday 7/29/12.


The Frugal Stylist is throwing a Clothing Swap Party – and WE are invited! This event is in Long Beach on Saturday 8/11/12


Every Second Saturday there is a Women’s Clothing Swap PoP Up in Orange


Every 3rd Sunday is the 710-Swap in Long Beach – now at our new location M.A.D. House – a great venue with enough room for us to ad fun elements to the event.


Check out the Peace Love Swap page on our site with links to their calendar of events in So-Cal


The Long Beach Free Store is Coming Back ! It will be Re-Opening at the end of this Summer – details coming soon.

We are putting out a call for Volunteers to help with the Free Store. Send us a message at [address removed] to let us know if you can help.

We have a possible PoP Up event for August 3rd – but we need help to pull it off.

Positions available ( all volunteer) –

Free Store Lead – help manage the Free Store and Supervise Opening / Closing for a set schedule

Free Store Volunteers – help work the Free Store when it’s open for a shift

PoP Up Free Store Lead – we have the opportunity to set up a PoP Up Free Store at various locations & events around town – but we don’t have the current staff to be all the places we could. One such location is at Center Space Long Beach on Saturdays. We’d love to have a set up at the LB RRFM the last weekend each month. And there is more…. To be a PoP Up Lead you need a car large enough to pick up / carry the Free Store Set Up and Goods – you may use and need to transport various items for the set up such as a PoP Up Tent, Signage, Clothing Racks, Hangers, Portable Shelving or Tables and Free Store Goods / Stock ( usually mainly clothing with some various household goods, toys and media).

PoP Up Free Store Volunteer – Help at a PoP Up Free store – help carry some of the load / transport it for the Lead, help set up and break down, help at the event.

We are looking for all levels of involvement – from highly committed volunteers to help manage the Free Store and be a part of the Leadership Team – to people who can volunteer for a shift or regular shifts – to people who can help with promoting the Free Store. Let us know if you can help.


Get All Details on the Calendar Page at

Check the Calendar as well as the Special Swap Pages devoted to on-going or Special One-Time Swaps.


Thank You

- Hohope To See You At The Swap





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