My Gift to you on 12/12/12 is the gift of recycling using Freecycle. This nonprofit organization is a way to recycle your items to others who are in need of your discards. And it’s the perfect way for you to locate items that others are discarding.
I’ve used Freecycle many times and just last month someone who was in need of a 32 in JVC color TV that I wanted to give way – emailed me to say she could use it for her church group. Done. Out of my door and into hers.
Once I post what I have to offer … I get to decide who receives it. It isn’t about who responded first – It’s my item and I decide. Below is the official information about it. Once you sign up, you can go to the website and see who is offering what items. You can also have emails sent directly to you as they are posted.
I love this idea and the fact that it’s global makes it even better.
Welcome! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,082 groups with 9,244,525 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on ‘Browse Groups’ above the search box. Have fun!
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