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New Free Store Location in Whittier

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on June 1, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (1)

We Love the whole idea of a “Free Store”. We love the intentional placemaking practice of creating a public space for people to come together and make connections & build community – simply by sharing our “stuff”. We want to see a Free Store and/or Free Community Exchange events in every city, every neighborhood.

Since we started the Long Beach Free Store project a few years ago – we’ve met a lot of great people, made connections, facilita...

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Free Store at Art Exchange Closing Message : Part 2

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We are amazed by the response to our announcement yesterday about closing our current location.  We appreciate all the support that has been expressed for the Long Beach Free Store and the work that Catalyst is doing to help people and groups to connect, collaborate, and share resources.

We wanted to be clear that it os not our intent to fight the decision made by the Art Exchange or to make appeal...

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Free Store Location at Art Exchange Closing

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)



We regret to announce that the Long Beach Free Store at the Art Exchange location on 3rd Street and Elm Avenue will be closing. The Art Exchange has decided that our program does not align with ...

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Free Store Progress...

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on February 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

We've been making progress on setting up the Free Store!


You can see all the photos in the Photo Album at our Face Book Page


You can check it out in person during the 2nd Sa...

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coming soon... LB Free Store at the Art Exchange Long Beach!

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on January 21, 2013 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

coming soon... our new location at ArtExchange Long Beach 

340 E. 3rd Street Long Beach, CA 

"before" we get in to paint / build and set up


Thanksgiving Weekend 2012

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on November 21, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Take Back Thanksgiving Weekend and focus on being thankfulfor all we have, and the spirit of giving and sharing.

Ditch Black Friday for something more relaxed and fun.

Two great Options – (you can do BOTH)

Black Friday at the Long Beach Free Store

November 23, 2012 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

1730 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90813

Join us for a Pot Luck and your Last Chance to Shop the FreeStore and experience the Catalyst Center for Urban Su...

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Free Store Closing at Current Location

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on November 21, 2012 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Long Beach FreeStore location at the Catalyst Center for Urban Sustainability is closing.

Our last day of regularoperations at the current location will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Weinvite you to come and take from the Free Store – but to limit your donationsas we have to gear up for our move.

We will be open on Friday, November 23, 2012 –...

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Free Swap / Sharing & Community Exchange Events Coming Up On Us FAST!

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

There are a lot of great free swap / community exchange / sharing events coming up in Southern California, including a lot of Costume Swap Events for Halloween.

We list ALL OF IT ( or all we find out about ) - on our calendar of events page at www.hpswap.com

Here is a quick run down:

Fri. 9/28 7:00 PM Wine & Chocolate Tasting + Accessories Swap WhittierCA

Sun. 9/30 9:00 AM Halloween Preparedness with...

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The Assembly of the Catalyst Network of Communities

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the Event of the Year!

 

2nd Annual Assembly of the Catalyst Network of Communities

What:The annual gathering of the entire Catalyst Network of Communities

When:Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from11:00am ‐ 5:00pm

Where:The new Catalyst Center for Urban Sustainability

1730 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90813 (one block south of PC...

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Celebrate the Long Beach Time Exchange

Posted by housepartyswapnshop on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Beach Time Exchange 2 Yr. Anniversary!

Two years of helping the community share skills and services - the Long Beach Time Exhcange is celebrating Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the space of the new home for the Long Beach Free Store.

Just like the LB Free Store helps you reuse, reduce and share unused items by passing them on to someone else who can use them - or give a new home to items that have a lot of life left in them.... the Long Beach Time Exchange allows us all to tap...

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