So I belong to this group called Freecycle, and it is a
truly good thing. Here’s how it works:
When you want to
find a new home for something — whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano, or
an old door — you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of your
Or, maybe you’re looking to acquire something yourself. Simply
respond to a member’s offer, and you just might get it. After that, it’s up to
the giver to decide who receives the gift and to set up a pickup time for passing
on the treasure.
One main rule: Everything posted must be free, legal, and
appropriate for all ages.
Non-profit organizations also benefit from The Freecycle Network.
Post the item or items you want to give away and a local organization can help
you get it to someone in need.
I originally wanted to start a Weaver Mountain group. I checked into it, but to my surprise one
already existed in my area Wickenburg. I shouldn’t
have been too astounded…the network started in Tucson, Arizona.
It has now spread globally and appears to be quite popular in Canada & Australia. After all one of there mottos is,
globally, recycle locally.”
Please, if you have some old stuff lying around, check out their web
page. There might just be a group in
your area, too.