Keep it Local

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We ask that members use their home groups in the first instance to offer and request items.

Using one's home group has personal & collective, community & environmental benefits. It:

  • Reduces the 'competition' for items
  • Reduces 'no shows'
  • Saves money - by reducing the amount of traveling that group members

need to do to give and receive items

  • Reduces abuse of the system as the community is less anonymous -

members get to know each other better which leads to fewer 'bad behaviours'

  • No transport? Local groups make Freegle more accessible to everyone
  • No van/trailer? Bulky items may even be collectible on foot if they are only a few streets away
  • Reduces the number of emails per group - lots of smaller groups means we have more choice in how many posts we receive and from where we receive them.
  • Increases good neighbourliness
  • Enhances the local community spirit
  • Reduces the negative environmental impact - distance travelled is lessened, reducing the carbon foot print

Thank you to all those members who already choose their local Freegle group in the first instance - you are already operating within the true spirit of Freegle.

With many thanks and seasonal greetings to everyone from the [GROUP NAME] Team.