How many of you give?

United States
January 5, 2009 7:52pm CST
I belong to a local freecycle.org group. Today I gave a lady an old dresser that I had that was falling apart and I needed it moved out of my storage building, so that I can move out of it quicker. I felt good afterwards and I felt like she will really be able to use it and put some much needed love into it. How many of you are a member of this wonderful group and offer things often or take up the offers often? I try to post at least one item every few months. I almost always have something that I can get rid of that someone else could use. I rarely take offers, unless I really need something, because I almost always feel like someone else could use the item more than me.
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
6 Jan 09
We have Community Living here. They phone every month or so to see if we have anything to give. This is a great way to get the things we no longer need to those that don't have as much. I also give things to friends in need before I give them to Community Living if I am aware of their needs.
• United States
7 Jan 09
I give to my friends and family members first and foremost.... you take care of your own first.... then, since i volunteer at a women's shelter, i give most of my cooking items, clothes and bulky furniture to them, but if i have just 1 or 2 things i'll offer it in freecycle first. or if i have something that i know that the shelter can't use or something that my friens don't want, i'll offer it online.
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I too belong to this group. Mine is through Yahoo, I love the site because it is nice to find people that could always use the stuff that I keep put away. Like one time I put a pack of diapers on their and not even 24 hours later someone needed them. I felt great knowing that I am putting diapers on a baby who needs them. It is a great site. Knowing that if you don't need something you can allow/give the stuff away to someone that can use. It is a way to help the needy with out doing a whole lot of work. Happy Mylotting
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• United States
7 Jan 09
It's such a great feeling to know that someone can benefit from things that you no longer use. Things that would otherwise be thrown away. I love the fact that I can just start boxing up stuff and find someone who wants my junk.