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These are the types of requests and offers that belong in Buy Nothing groups:
Aside from goods and services, there are a few other types of gifts that fit into our mission:
A Gift of Self is something that one participant can do for another. It could be help moving a couch, organizing a pantry, a ride for an errand, help in the garden, a request to lift your spirits or turn a bad day around with a good joke, the gift of your own company in the form of a game of Scrabble, or anything else that one neighbor might do for another.
A Gift of Talent is anything that one participant can teach another. Examples include: cooking or canning classes, computer lessons, tutoring or anything else that you would like to learn or teach.
A Gift of time refers to offering or asking for someone to spend time with you. Examples include: jogging/walking/workout buddies, coffee/tea meet-ups, playdates for kids or pets, organizing an activity for the members of your group. This does not include open invitations to attend events that are also advertised elsewhere and open to the public, unless the recipient will be attending as a guest (or date) of the giver.