by AMANDA OSKEY
Still wondering what to do with that old chair, lamp, pots and pans, television, or Polaroid camera? Freecycle it!
Freecycle.org is an organization that helps people get and give what they need. Rather than piling up the local landfill with unwanted items, give them to someone who is looking for those very items.
The organization currently keeps about 300 tons out of landfills each day.Currently there are participants in over 75 countries where there are thousands of different local groups. The millions of members take pride in ‘changing the world, one gift at a time.”
San Marcos has its own Freecycle group with 731 members. The group listing can be found on Yahoo Groups at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SanMarcosTXFreecycle/
According to freecycle.org, the Freecycle Network is a place to give and receive what want and need.
The mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.
CORRECTED 3/8/8 | This story originally said items donated through freecycle.org qualify as federal income tax deductions for charitable giving. Only contributions to organizations with 501(c) status or equivalent are tax deductible.Email | Print