Freecycle Recycle - Going Green in Milwaukee

Posted in: Milwaukee WI
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  • Gail123
  • Respected Neighbor
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  • Respect-O-Meter: Respected Neighbor

Freecycle IS about keeping things out of the landfill.
It IS about giving away something that has no use in our life anymore to 
someone who could extend its usefulness a little longer. It IS about giving gifts to people while clearing out our own clutter. It IS about creating, building, and sustaining an environmentally aware community. OFFERING ITEMS WE NO LONGER NEED TO THOSE WHO WANT THEM When we post an OFFER, we're offering to give someone a gift. It is up to us to give
this gift to whomever we feel would be the best recipient. We're not obligated to
give our gift to someone who is rich, poor, single, married, has no kids, has 1 kid,
has 15 kids, has a car, doesn't have a car, or has a purple octopus named George living
in their backyard. We can choose the most polite, the rudest, the funniest, or the
shortest response to receive our gift. We can put their names in a hat and do a draw,
or we can wave our magic fingers over our screens and pick one that way. We can choose
the first, 3rd, or 53rd respondent. We can wait 24 hours and then decide. It is up to us. LETTING OTHER PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE WANT When we post a WANTED message, or respond to an offer, we're requesting a gift.
The odds are that no one on this list will be able to give us what we're asking for.
But sometimes somebody will see a WANTED for a bowling ball and go "AHA! I have one in my closet!" But, you know what? Just because we're rich, poor, single, married, have no kids, have 1 kid,
have 15 kids, have a car, don't have a car, or have a purple octopus named George
living in our backyard, does not mean we're more worthy of receiving a gift from a fellow Freecycle
member than the average person living down the street.

Come to click on the
"Join this Group" button, be sure to send us your zip code and you'll be
on your way. If you live within a 22 mile radius of the 53202 area feel free
to become a part of our group. For those of you outside of this area, we
have a number of groups throughout the entire state.

When you want to find a new home for something -- whether it's a chair, a fax machine,
piano, or an old door -- you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of your Freecycle group. Or, maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself. Simply respond to a member's offer,
and you just might get it. After that, it's up to the giver to decide who receives the gift
and to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure. One main rule: Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages. YOU'RE BUILDING A COMMUNITY BY PARTICIPATING - Hope to see some new faces soon
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