Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Freecycle!


If you have not connected with a local freecycle network you may be missing out! The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,564 groups with 5,575,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& 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 a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, go HERE. Our cute dog, Ruby, above, was saved by a member who put her on an email out to our local freecycle network. We adopted her several months ago. She's a full blooded Red Bone Coonhound, very sweet, adored by the kids, chews everything and has probably cost us a ton of money so far. At least she was free...

4 comments:

Maria said...

Ruby is adorable!

Melissa said...

LOVE FREECYCLE! my friend has gillian barre syndrom and can't breast feed (she's been hospitalized since her now 3 week old daughter was 3 days old) so I posted on freecycle and got tons of free formula samples and coupons!!

IN the past I've given away a ton of stuff just to get it out of our house so it's been a win/win situation for me. I really never thought I'd need to post a WANTED thread up there.. but I did and got awesome responces!

Dr. Mom said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. I hope she will be okay.

I have had pretty good experiences with freecycle so far. The only bad one was that I responded to someone's request for infant and toddler clothes (had 4-5 boxes to give them), they said they would take them but kept putting me off for pick up. Eventually, I gave up and never heard from them again. Weird.

Soccer Mom said...

Ive been a memeber of 2 local freecycle groups for about 2 years now..they are great... ive gotten some things ive needed (including an entertainment center) and ive given away lots too..its a great program!