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2004.08.14

Freecycle

logo3For those of you in need of a bike for a derive, or looking for a nice bartering system in your town, Freecycle is a good place to start. Think of it as a psychogeographer's art supply store.

"The Freecycle Network is a project of RISE, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission includes reducing waste, generating employment training, and fostering cooperation between other nonprofit organizations and the public."

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I love Freecycle. I'm been really successful at clearing out a lot of junk from my house using this, without having to feel badly about putting in the trash.

Posted by: ladygoat | Aug 16, 2004 11:17:30 AM

Does anyone know how to contact this "Rise Inc" that is alledgedly connected to freecycle, there are several rise inc's and thus far I can not locate one that is or will admit connection to Freecycle? Deron Beal refuses to give out any information about contacting them??? anyone??? an address, fax number, e-mail, board of directors list, url address???

Posted by: db | Aug 28, 2004 1:15:06 PM

Actually, I believe if you check the records you will see that by the time you posted this message in August 2004 Freecycle had not been LEGALLY working under the RISE nonprofit 501 status for some 10 months and therfore your statement is not only not true, it is aiding Freecycle in fraudulantly obtaining "donations" that are absolutely NOT tax deductable under federal guidelines.

Posted by: Widow | Mar 4, 2005 1:18:00 AM

I have seen a fast departure of Freecycle groups over the last few months due to poor disclosures by the founder, the taking of money from a less than earth friendly sponsor. Not to mention the awful treatment of memembers and or group owners. I feel the grassroots concept of Freecycle turned into a money making opportunity better named Greedcycle. If I were you, I would be a Freecycle Runner also. There are too many community organizations out there that are hurting for supplies right now as it is. Lets get back to our communities, and donate our things to the truly needy.

Posted by: FreecycleRunner | Mar 4, 2005 11:39:32 AM

Jeers to Freecycle.Org yet again!

Freecycle is 1,000,000 members strong? Yeah Right!

How many members belong to more than one Freecycle Group? I belong to twelve - Better make that number 999,989!

Posted by: Rob | Mar 13, 2005 3:17:26 AM

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