I loved to help people from a very early age as a small child. My first voluntary job was when I met a Nun who told me the work they where doing. The Nuns run a home helping old people. I loved her story and volunteered to help, I really enjoyed it, even though I was helping in the kitchen washing large metal dishes. But the reward was great tea and cake afterwards, I was 13. I went whenever I was free.
I am not a hoarder, but I do accumulate items from people that I myself don't use but otherwise would have gone to the tip.
I always believed that there is always someone out there that is wanting something, no matter how trivial or stupid it might seem and could not afford to buy, but have not got the courage to ask neighbours or charities, but if they look on Freegle they can always click on what the need, not feeling embarrassed.
By getting involved with Freegle, I have had a chance to offer people everything from Furniture, White goods, China, bedding, gardening tools & other tools, reading materials, and computer items, even Coeliac food, everything I can get my hands on. Oh today it was a Beehive Composting Bin. Next on the list is a massive load of Song & Music Sheets.
Today I have met a wonderful couple who came to collect the compost bin. What lovely people. The gentleman also helped me with my computer while he was here, just because I mention I was having problems with some updates. He just went to the computer and spent over half an hour or more putting it right. He then went off happily with his Bin, very happy he could help me.
I love helping people and Freegle is the best way to give, receive and met wonderful people. So keep up the good work and hope that people thing twice before throwing IT (what ever it is) away.
4 days ago on Flintshire Freegle