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Mountain House (free) Community Thrift - Winter Swap!

  • Memorial Park Pasadena 85 East Holly Street Pasadena, CA, 91103 United States (map)

The Mountain House Community (free) Thrift & Food Pantry is a resource for all Mountain House participants and our extended communities. Folks can donate and access quality second hand clothes, staple foods, and personal hygiene products through swaps and resource sharing events held in homes, public parks, and by making an appointment for pick-ups and drop-offs. We hope you can join us for our next swap!

Sunday, December 2 | 12:00pm-4:00pm
@ The Memorial Park in Pasadena
85 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103

A special note about this swap: We will be gathering supplies throughout the day to deliver to friends that are a part of the caravan at the border. We are prioritizing this as an urgent need along with similarly urgent needs of residents of the immediate neighborhood. Many thanks in advance for sharing. 

How to participate? Just show up!

The Mountain House (FREE) Thrift operates with radical trust in people and their expressed needs. We do not inquire about anyone’s income or personal access to resources to determine or verify needs as a condition for participating. We believe you and how you choose to share your needs with our community. Money is never exchanged for goods and there are no requirements to donate or trade goods in order to access items for yourself.


What to bring? 

CLOTHING: infant, kids, adult sized clothing clean and in good shape (no tears or stains).

STAPLE FOODS:  Canned beans, Dry beans, Peanut butter, or other nut butters, Rolled oats, Canned fruit in juice or water (not in light or heavy syrup), Canned vegetables (with no or low-sodium), Low-sodium soups, Canned tuna in water, Canned chicken, Brown rice, Quinoa, Nuts (unsalted), Seeds (unsalted), Shelf stable milk and milk substitutes

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes (new), Floss, Pads, tampons, Fragrance free skin moisturizer, Sunblock, Hair Brushes/combs/Hair-ties, Flushable cleansing cloths/wipes

SURVIVAL GEAR: Umbrellas, Sleeping bags, One person tents, Personal First Aid Kits

BABY SUPPLIES: diapers (all sizes), wipes (unscented, water based), formula (milk and soy), pedialyte, desitin, shampoo/wash, blankets, hats

**Note: Anything that is not swapped or taken on the day of the event can be donated to the Mountain House Thrift/food pantry. Items will be packed up and delivered directly to those folks that need them but could not be present for this event.**

How to get there:

Public Transit: Around the corner from the Goldline Memorial Park Station; Metro Bus Lines #180, 181, 687, 260, 267; Pasadena ARTS Bus #51,52

Parking: Free street parking on Sundays, public parking structures for a fee within walking distance. 

Earlier Event: October 7
Family Hike: Millard Falls