Saturday, May 9, 2009
In a previous post, "Emmaus", I was disappointed that I could not give things away, even to a well-known national charity organisation.
And I would still like to avoid taking useable things to the "recycling center" where they will only be recycled as raw material or landfill.
Since then, I have kept my eyes open & have recently discovered "Freecycle".
This is an American-based organisation, run by a network of local volunteers, which aims to help people to give stuff away via internet.
A sort of eBay for free things only.
The above site says they have over 6 million members in nearly 5000 local groups worldwide.
Sounds like it might be what I am looking for.
There are even 42 groups with 26,000 members in France.
But not an active one near Strasbourg.
So I suppose the question now is, "Can I be bothered to try to set up a local group?"
Parting thot: "There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it." - Monta Crane