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Contact

lemon sourdough cake given freely © Rebecca Rockefeller

Let us know when you’re coming and we’ll bake a cake. Or just send us an email. 

We’d love to hear from you! Send us email at thebuynothingproject@gmail.com or leave a message here.
Looking forward,
Liesl Clark & Rebecca Rockefeller

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  1. I live on Mercer island, and would like to join

  2. In wrong group.

    • Hi Linda!

      Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please have a look at the list, and copy/paste the link for your neighborhood into your browser, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’

      https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group

      If you are indeed in the wrong group, you can simply remove yourself buy clicking the “Joined” button which will give you the option to choose “Leave Group”. You can then choose to join the correct Buy Nothing group for where you live.

      Also if you have already sent a request to join, there is a chance someone has already sent you a Facebook message.

      Remember to check your message folders in addition to the in-box.
      Filtered (Other): https://www.facebook.com/messages/other

      Message Requests: https://www.facebook.com/messages/pending

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  3. I am trying to join because my daughter is in ur group n i live with her but have not been invited-jean b simard or jean simard -i have read all ur rules

  4. I live on Marrowstone and would like to join.

  5. I live in Bonney Lake and would like to join Buy Nothing.

  6. Hi there! I have been apart of a buy nothing group in Broken Arrow, OK & I am moving soon. I would love to set up one in my new town as they don’t have one here. Could you help me please? It’s in Mcalester, OK!

    Thank you!
    Merry Ann James

    • Hi Merry Ann!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community yet, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in taking on the Admin role for a group in Mcalester, OK, please fill out the form you will find on the Start A Group page, linked below. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  7. Please send information about starting a local group. I live in Astatula, FLORIDA in Lake County.

    • Hi Robin!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet for Astatula, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested, please fill out the form you will find on the Start A Group page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  8. Would like to start one in Canyon Lake, CA 92587. Please e-mail me information.

    • Hi Pamela!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet for Canyon Lake, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested, and you haven’t done so yet, please fill out the form you will find on the Start A Group page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  9. I would love to join your Reno Nevada group. My aunt is a member of your Hercules California group. She loves your site. Purges all kinds of stuff.

  10. Hi. I would love to set up a group for the Davenport/Clermont/Intercession City Florida area.
    I can volunteer to be the administrator of the group and once set up will recruit a friend or two to volunteer with me.

    • Hi Tara!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet for your area, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested, and you haven’t done so yet, please fill out the form you will find on the Start A Group page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  11. Hi there…I jumped gun and requested to join some neighboring BN groups….without reading the guidelines. I don’t think there’s a group in Marin county/ northbay. How do we get started? — Jesse

    • Hi Jesse!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  12. I live in federal way and would like to join

  13. Hi I’m in need of kids winter clothes. I live on the broken arrow catoosa line in Oklahoma. I’m looking for size 9months boys, girls 2t-3t an young girls size 8.

    • Hi Falen!

      To participate in the Buy Nothing Project, where you can give freely, share creatively and ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. you’ll need to find and join the group in your neighborhood from this list: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ which is updated frequently.

      Best of luck with your search for kids winter clothes!

  14. I’m in Everett,WA I would love to Start a group.

  15. My niece is in your group and told me about it. And would love to join.

  16. Hello, I would love to join this type of giving but I personally don’t have social media. I just never caught on to all of that stuff. Is there another way to go about joining because Facebook? If not it’s ok. Thanks for your time.

    Moe

    • Hi Moe!

      All of the Buy Nothing Project groups use Facebook, yes. People often ask us why we chose Facebook as our platform for The Buy Nothing Project. 1) It’s free; 2) Most of our friends and neighbors are on Facebook; and 3) It’s transparent. Transparency is the key ingredient to keeping a gift economy sustainable over time. Though there are some limitations to Facebook, the BNP is a network of groups completely run by Volunteers, without a budget (or time) to put the effort required into developing and maintaining a stand-alone site at this time.

      Some members have chosen to create a Facebook account for the sole purpose of joining & participating in their Local Buy Nothing group. They do not use Facebook in any other way. Maybe this option could work for you.

      Thanks for your interest in the Project!

  17. I’m trying to figure out how to join. Thanks, Teresa
    kotzebue64@gmail.com

  18. hello, I came across this site and it feels like home ! how can I get started ? I live in the Hampton roads VA beach section of Virginia . I am eager to get involved ! thank you.

    • Hi Elena!

      Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please have a look at the list, and copy/paste the link for your neighborhood into your browser, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’

      https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group

      Also if you have already sent a request to join, there is a chance someone has already sent you a Facebook message.

      Remember to check your message folders in addition to the in-box.
      Filtered (Other): https://www.facebook.com/messages/other
      Message Requests: https://www.facebook.com/messages/pending

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in being that Volunteer Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  19. I would like to start a buy nothing group for the Chelsea area. Chelsea, Oklahoma. There isn’t one available.
    Thank you
    Brooke Ward

    • Hi Brooke!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in Chelsea Oklahoma, we’d love to see a gift economy started there. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in being that Volunteer Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  20. Is there a Buy Nothing is the Selah Wa area? Or in the Naches area? If anyone could let me know that would be great. Thank you very much…)
    Suzie H

  21. Hi there,

    I live in Smyrna- Vinings Georgia and would like to learn more about this group. I have a small apartment overflowing with stuff that my husband and I have collected over the years and some of it could go to good use.

    Thank you,

    Louisa Hacken

    • Hi Louisa!

      It seems like you’ve got the basics of the Buy Nothing Project understood; connecting with your neighbors through the gifting of unneeded items, or sharing skills & time. To participate in the Buy Nothing Project, where you can give freely, share creatively and ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow; you’ll need to find and join the group in your neighborhood from this list: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ which is updated frequently.

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers). If you’re interested in being an Admin for your area, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      To learn more about the Buy Nothing Project as a whole, you can read all the various sections of the Buy Nothing Project website. I suggest starting with the “About” section: https://buynothingproject.org/about/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  22. Hello,

    I just moved to the Space Coast Area of Florida, in Melbourne, from Washington, and I don’t think there is a group here. I loved my communities in Kirkland and Redmond. I would love to start one here if there is not one.

    Thank you,
    Rosie

    • Hi Rosie!,

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your area, we’d love to see a gift economy started there. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in being that Volunteer Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  23. We are looking for washer machine. Please let us know.

    • Hi Farsowsa!

      To participate in the Buy Nothing Project, where you can give freely, share creatively and ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. you’ll need to find and join the group in your neighborhood from this list: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ which is updated frequently. Best of luck with your search for a a washer machine!

  24. Hi. It’s is any group in South San Francisco, CA?
    Please let me know. Thanks.

    • Hi Analaura!

      Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please check this list (which is updated frequently) for the groups in California, and copy/paste the link for your neighborhood into your browser, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’
      https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#CA

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  25. I live in south park 98108. I want to join your organization please. I heard about your group and think what your doing is great. I am needing some help during this holiday season. I usually don’t ask for help much but that is why I’m in my predicament I’m in now. I’m 40years old and unemployed looking for work. Just barely getting by doing temporary jobs here and there. I would appreciate your help and support. Thank you.

  26. I’d like to join the group, I live in the West Seattle/Admiral District.

  27. I’d love to hear how to get this started in my own community.

    • Hi Trish!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in being an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  28. I’m trying to find out if there is a group in The North Hollywood and/or Burbank. I live just on the edge of the those cities at Victory and Cahuanga.

    I have checked the California list of groups and cannot seem to find one. Thanks!

    Maggie Raschko

    • Hi Maggie,

      Thanks for your interest in the Buy Nothing Project. With the cross streets you have given, it seems you can join the group: Buy Nothing North Hollywood (Central), CA. Please follow the link below, and request to join. There is a chance this group is fairly new and might not have made it to the “Find A Group” list yet.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/428416213928679/

      Once you have requested to join please send a PM to the Admin stated in the Description for that group.

      Thanks again for your interest in our social experiment!

  29. Hi there,
    I was a member of Buy Nothing Poulsbo, WA, until recently moving to San Antonio, TX. I’d love to start a buy nothing page for my area if San Antonio. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

    Alisa Massey
    425.777.6496
    Alisaanne2007@yahoo.com

    • Hi Alisa!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  30. how about in or near queen creek az

    • Hi Rebecca!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      Let us know if you’re interested, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  31. I live in Peotone IL. I’d love to start our own BN page. I’m comfortable with being an admin.

    • Hi Jen!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  32. Hi. I’m looking for a local group in or around Liege in Belgium. I cannot seem to find anything. Thanks & regards Annette

    • Hi Annette!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      Let us know if you’re interested, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  33. I would like to find or start a group local to me. Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you

    • Hi Becky!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      Let us know if you’re interested, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  34. Hi!

    I just moved back to my hometown of Clarkston, Michigan and I would
    Love to start a but nothing group. I really enjoyed being a part of one in my former town of Seattle, wa. What do I need to know to get started?

    Thanks!

    Sarah
    253.330.9061

    • Hi Sarah!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      Let us know if you’re interested, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  35. I would love to join. I live andwork on Mercer island

  36. shalom (peace to you), I would like to join in this project. please send me more details to : ratnapaul77@gmail.com
    thank you.

    • Hi Ratna!

      The list of active Buy Nothing Project gift economies is available online here: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ It’s updated frequently, so please check back if there’s not one near you.

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community, we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      Let us know if you’re interested, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest!

  37. I would like to join. I live in Sumner WA

  38. I would like to know if there is a local group that I can join. I live in Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA.

    • Hi Pat!

      Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please check this list (which is updated frequently) for the groups in New Jersey, and copy/paste the link for your neighborhood into your browser, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’ https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#NJ

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  39. Hi.. trying to get hold of Tara from Buy Nothing North Perth..
    Hoping you can help.
    Regards, Rod –
    just moved to North Perth from Sydney.

    • Hi Rod,

      To get in touch with the Local Admin for North Perth, please send Tara a PM message through Facebook.
      Also if you have already sent a request to join, there is a chance someone has already sent you a Facebook message.

      Remember to check your message folders in addition to the in-box.
      Filtered (Other): https://www.facebook.com/messages/other
      Message Requests: https://www.facebook.com/messages/pending

      Please have patience, as all of our Admins are Volunteers using their spare time, and sometimes delays to messages can happen.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  40. Hi! I am very interested in starting one in Milton, MA!

    • Hi Kari!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in being an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  41. Hi my name is Seayun Kim I would like to be part of but nothing group. Life served us a curve ball n my six year old n had real bad hardship .we are starting all over n we had some help but we can use more n we like to also give back n help others

    • Hi Seayun!

      To participate in the Buy Nothing Project, where you can give freely, share creatively and ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. you’ll need to find and join the group in your neighborhood from this list: https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ which is updated frequently.

      May you find a group local to you, and you are able to gain the items you are looking for, and make connections with your neighbors!

  42. Hi…iam a single mother of two young children and have recently moved to greenfield,ma. Iam looking for any kind of furniture because i don’t have anything. Please contact me if there is anything you may be able to help me with. Thank u.

    • Hi Latota!

      To participate in the Buy Nothing Project, where you can give freely, share creatively and ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. you’ll need to find and join the group in your neighborhood. Did you find the hyper-local Buy Nothing community group for your area? Below is the link for Greenfield, MA, just copy/paste the link for your neighborhood into your browser, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/327985324063923/

      Also if you have already sent a request to join, there is a chance someone has already sent you a Facebook message.

      Remember to check your message folders in addition to the in-box.
      Filtered (Other): https://www.facebook.com/messages/other
      Message Requests: https://www.facebook.com/messages/pending

      Best of luck with your search for furniture!

  43. Hi I put in a request to be part of this group n havnt got a response back yet my name is Seayun Kim my email is maremares10@yahoo.com.iam very anxious to join please let me know.

    • Hi Seayun,

      If you have already sent a request to join your Local Buy Nothing group, there is a chance someone has already sent you a Facebook message.

      Remember to check your message folders in addition to the in-box.
      Filtered (Other): https://www.facebook.com/messages/other
      Message Requests: https://www.facebook.com/messages/pending

      If you haven’t received a message from your Local Admin, please have patience they will be in touch shortly. Alternatively you can send the Local Admin a message through Facebook. The Description section of the group should state the name of your Local Admin.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  44. How long does it take to be accepted or not? I really want to join and have been waiting all day

    • Hi Terri,

      Please have some patience, all of our Admins are volunteers and take care of their duties, including membership in their free time. As such, granting membership may take a couple of days, or longer if the Admin happens to be dealing with personal concerns.

      All members must be verified by the individual group’s Admin. This is typically done through private messages (PM) sent through Facebook. To help this verification process go faster I’d recommend you send a PM to the Local Admin of the group you are trying to join. The Description section of the group, found on the right side of the page, will state who the Admin is.

      If you have already sent a request to join your local Buy Nothing group, there is a chance someone has already sent you a Facebook message, and is waiting on your reply.

      Remember to check your message folders in addition to the in-box.
      Filtered (Other): https://www.facebook.com/messages/other
      Message Requests: https://www.facebook.com/messages/pending

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  45. I would like to participate on the program, but I do not like to have Facebook. There is anyway I could still become a member?
    Thank you

    • All of the Buy Nothing Project groups use Facebook, and people often ask us why we chose Facebook as our platform for The Buy Nothing Project. 1) It’s free; 2) Most of our friends and neighbors are on Facebook; and 3) It’s transparent. Transparency is the key ingredient to keeping a gift economy sustainable over time.

      Though there are some limitations to Facebook, the BNP is a network of groups completely run by Volunteers, without a budget (or time) to put the effort required into developing and maintaining a stand-alone site at this time.

      Thanks for your interest in the Project!

  46. Hi there,
    I love your idea of a Buy Nothing group. What do I need to do to get one started in my City? I am in Saint John NB Canada
    Thanks

    • Hi Katrina!

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list which is updated frequently https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/ ), we’d love to see a gift economy started where you are. We just need a local volunteer to join us as admin (our entire network is run by volunteers).

      If you’re interested in becoming an Admin, please fill out the form you will find on the page in the following link. Once you have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact you. Please have patience, this process is done in our volunteers’ free time, as such a reply may take some time, but I assure you they will respond.

      https://buynothingproject.org/start-a-group/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

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