We started SwapSF in November of 2006 as both a passive-agressive method of getting at our friend's clothes and a flimsy excuse to start drinking at noon. In the year that's followed, we've gone through two location changes (we graduated from our residency at CELLspace to a gig at Mighty!), been talked up in the local news, and grew to a semi-regular party of over 600 people. Apparently we're not the only people who like to start drinking at noon...
And then we dropped off for a couple years- we needed a new venue, we didn't have time or the money or the energy to throw down, various excuses- and now we're back, and we hope you a) remember us & b) remember us fondly.
We've also (with the help of an army of volunteers, and the participation of everyone who's attended our events) gotten to do some good for San Francisco. We've been able to make substantial donations of clothing and books and, via Community Thrift, money to the following charities: AIDS Emergency Fund, CELLspace, Covenant House, Dolores Street Community Services, East Oakland Boxing Association, Friends of the Library, Parca, SF General Hospital, and A Woman's Place.