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April 5, 2009

Freecycle

"Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement
that reduces waste, saves precious resources
and eases the burden
on our landfills
while enabling our members to benefit

from the strength of a larger community."

— Mission Statement of Freecycle

Freecycle got my attention when I read an article on it in the Mid-day where people offer there stuff for free without expecting anything in return. I had heard about this group before which believes in giving out free gifts to others in order to reduce wastage, saving resources and a way to provide others that they could not afford.

One of the guys got a second hand Guitar which was put on offer and was ready to dole out music after a replacement of strings. I liked the idea of what they are doing so I too joined in though I am yet to put something on offer but I have short listed some books for which I made an offer to receive.

Lots of people have joined in, I guess after reading the article. Some of the stuff they want makes me wonder if they think they are going to get lucky :)

For instances people have posted their needs of getting a laptop, music keyboard, N72 mobile, used ipod and who can forget the musical instruments. Items that are on offer are a Washing Machine, books, audio cassettes, movies, games, etc.

I liked the idea behind the Freecycle, it’s like giving out items which has become useless to you but others might find useful/in need of them.

If you too want to join the group here is the site name www.freecycle.org and can search for Freecycle groups in your cities. Do read the general rules and guidelines.

In case if you are from Bombay here is the link to the Bombay yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mumbaifreecycle

4 comments:

Winnie the poohi said...

ah very interesting! I am sorely tempted! checking out the site now
P.S: someone would want my mind? I no loner use it :P

Yogesh said...

@ Winnie

So you write from the heart ha??

Winnie the poohi said...

ofcourse! how else?

Yogesh said...

@ Winnie

Good for you, I write with my head and sometimes the heart pitches in too