Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I was denied membership

to my regional Freecycle. Who knew a group that I want to offer stuff free to is so picky about its members?

Apparently, you have to join a neighborhood (your city) Freecycle before you can join the regional. But there isn't a Freecycle for my particular city, so what's a girl with stuff she doesn't need to do? Another yard sale? But this time just put up a sign that says, "if you can haul or carry it out of my yard, have at it?"

4 comments:

Momma said...

that is really strange. you would think that they would be ok with letting people in if the have a whole pile of stuff they wanted to get rid of. you should just start your own group! :o)

Mandy said...

I didnt know you had to join ... we just bring stuff to goodwill or have the vets come and pick stuff up .... what about a group in a neighboring city?

HotMommy said...

I wanted to join Freecycle because some moms I know got some great toys for their kids free there and I really like the idea that I have stuff that someone else needs and other folks have stuff I need and we all come together to in harmony Kum Bah Ya.

Plus Goodwill just sucks whenever I call them. Unhelpful people that seem annoyed I'm asking them questions.

Apparently, Freecycle will let you join if you don't have a neighborhood group. It just wasn't very clearly put in the instructions how to do that. I emailed the coordinator(?) about how to submit my request in the proper format. So we'll see if a get rejected this time.

Mandy said...

I have heard many other people complaining about goodwill too, perhaps I should stop bringing stuff to them ... I like your "Kum Bah ya" point ... hopefully they will let you in!!!!