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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. Hey! I’m from the DMV and would love to start a group here!

    • Hi Ashley!

      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!

  2. I live near Four Corners Store. Can I join this group? Thank you.

  3. How can I start a buy nothing project here in Lemon Grove, CA?

    • Hi Jacqueline!

      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!

  4. I would be very interested in starting a group in the Beach area in Toronto, Ontario and wondered what the process is to get things started. Thank you I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely ❤ O:) Natasha aka UrbanAngel

    • Hi Natasha!

      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!

  5. Hey, there! I emailed y’all last week about starting a group here in Jacksonville, Fl. I know you probably are super busy. I just wanted to check in and see if there was any progress with it. There are a couple groups that have started in Jax, but neither of them are near my side of town.

    Anyway, thanks for what you do! I look forward to hearing from ya. 🙂

    • Hi Kate,

      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!

  6. HI, MY FAMILY N I JUST MOVED OUR APARTMENT, WE WERE HOMLESS FOR A LONG TIME AND ARE IN NEED OF FURNITURE LIVEING ROOM DINNING ROOM N 3 BEDROOMS. MY OLDEST DAUGHTER IS PRAGENT N IS JUST ABOUT 5MON. ANY OF HELP WOULD BE GREÀT. NEW BEDS N COUCHES OF course… THANK U …

    • Hi Chanel,

      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.

      We are unable to help you directly, but the members of your local Buy Nothing group may be able to assist you.

      Best of luck with your search for furniture for your apartment!

  7. Have craft items to donate. Im in need of firewood. Thanx

    • Hi Julie!

      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 someone local to you to give your generous gift to, we wish you the best of luck finding firewood you seek!

  8. Im very interestes in starting a group in auburn, wa. Call me at [number removed], kristine edwardson

    • Hi Kristne!

      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!

  9. We have a wonderful Community in Oregon that could benefit from this. It is a low to medium income area. I think we could benefit from something like this. We may not be rich in money, but we are rich in community and kindness.

    We are located in Santiam Canyon, up towards the Mountains. Mill City, Gates, Lyons, Mehahma and Detroit are in very close proximity. But, we are about 30 minutes to an hour from major shopping, hospitals and other outlets. We have small stores in town. All the kids in our area attend Santiam Elementary and Santiam Jr & Sr High School.

    I saw that they have created a page for Santiam, Sublimity and Scio. The admins suggested we start a page in our area, because we are more isolated, especially when dealing with weather.

    If you would consider our Community, please let me know. I would really appreciate it.

    Sincerely,

    Kathleen Gamble

    • Hi Kathleen!

      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!

  10. Hello! We are you n the process of moving to Cindy Rd. I’d love to join this group. I sent a request already. Thanks!
    Heidi 🙂

  11. Greetings!

    We’ve been in Brier since August and hope to find a BN community. I’m not sure which group I should join, based on our location. Any suggestions?

    Best,
    Jen

    • Hi Jen!

      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 you are unsure which group to join, please simply request to join, *and* send a Facebook message to the Admin listed in the Description, for the group you feel fits best. The Admin will help you from there, they will ask for your nearest cross streets, and will let you know which group covers that area.

      I hope you are able to find & join the correct hyper-local group for your location!

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  12. We don’t seem to have a Buy Nothing Project in our community of Palm Coast Florida. I would love to see one here as well. Is there any way we could start one in this community? I would be glad to volunteer to help run or organize the local group. Let me know, thank you!

    • Hi Jo-Ann!

      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!

  13. Good Morning!!! So happy I came across this idea which fits in with a new initiative just in the planning stages in our community here in Northwest CT.

    • Hi Julia!

      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 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 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/

      If you are just interested in general information, please take some time to explore our Mission & Principles: https://buynothingproject.org/about/mission-and-principles/
      or our Frequently Asked Questions section: https://buynothingproject.org/about/faqs/

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  14. Hello I love in Point Richmond CA, 94801, can you tell me what the closest group is near me?

    THANK YOU!!!

    • Hi!

      It seems there currently is not a Buy Nothing group covering Port Richmond CA.

      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!

  15. Hello …. I live in Seattle, boundary of Burien and White Center. I have been hearing about but nothing so Ian trying to find closed to my residence.

    • Hi Arlyn!

      Did you find the hyper-local Buy Nothing community group for your area? Below is the link for the 2 Buy Nothing groups covering your area, just copy the link for your neighborhood into your browser, which will then give you an option to ‘request to join.’

      Buy Nothing Burien (North)/Boulevard Park: https://www.facebook.com/groups/343112955895790/
      Buy Nothing White Center/South Park, Seattle, WA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/250209658479604/

      Please remember you can only be a member of one Buy Nothing group, so it’s simpler to request one, and that Admin will help ensure you are in the correct group for your location.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  16. Is there a Norton group being considered?

    • Hi Chrissy!

      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!

  17. Hi All…I’ve been an active member of a Seattle BN group for some time. Love it. Relocated to an area of CA where there’s not an active group. (Closest I can find is San Luis Obispo East…not super close). Would love to see something (or help get it going) in the Cambria/Cayucos/Morro Bay/Los Osos corridor. Thanks!

    • Hi Lori!

      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!

  18. Hi there ladies! I live out here on the Oregon coast, near Astoria…. Do you have a group out here I could join?
    Much appreciated!!!!

    Crystal

    • Hi Crystal!

      Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please check this list (which is updated frequently) for the groups in Oregon, 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/#OR

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  19. Looking for a buy nothing group in the Desoto County/Olive Branch, MS area and haven’t been successful at finding one.

    Please send me any info you have on joining or starting one here.

    Thanks!
    Angel Rummel

    • Hi Angel!

      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!

  20. My children wanted monster high doll set and toy set
    And miniture food for dolls. i need furniture to beds

    • Hi Anita!

      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 toys for your children!

  21. I am in Genesee County, NY. We do not yet have a Buy Nothing Group and I’d like to start one, please.

    • Hi Tami!

      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!

  22. Hello my name is Linda I’m a 64 year old disabled senior who just got housing after after almost 1 year and a half just got an apartment on Western Avenue Western Avenue senior housing Marketplace Waterfront Place senior building Anyway thanks I moved here and I’m grateful however I okay I need some pots and pans Chester drawers , those are my needs. My wants would be if you could spare the dining room eating table of a little TV or a small sofa or something sit on thank you Linda Alexander

    • Hi Linda!

      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 items for your new apartment!

  23. Hello,

    I’m wondering if there is any interest in starting a group in St. John’s NL.

    Thank you,
    Morgan

    • Hi Morgan!

      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!

  24. I live in Indiana, which isn’t even a US state on your list.

    • Hi Libbi!

      Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please check this list (which is updated frequently) for the groups in Indiana, 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/#IN

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  25. I’d love to find a group near my home. I live in Edmonds WA 98026. Thanks for starting a cool
    Community!

    • Hi Meaghan!

      Did you find your hyper-local Buy Nothing community group? Please check this list (which is updated frequently) for the groups in Washington, 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/#WA

      You will find several listed for the Edmonds area, please select just one to join. The Local Admin will help ensure it is the correct group for your location.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  26. I would like to start in Plymouth Ma

    • 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/

  27. Hello!

    My name is Allison Blackwell and I’m interested in staring a Buy Nothing Group for Winston-Salem, NC. Can you all help me with getting the ball rolling?

    Cheers!
    ACB

    • Hi Allison!

      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/

  28. Hi my name is Vivian Lopez I live in Imperial Beach and I’d love to join your Club my father is retired usually picks up things and takes it down South those who are in need it’s so beautiful to see all the children run up to the truck when my father arrives to The Villages we all know my dad comes with lots of presents for them it feels so good to give to those who are in need or less fortunate may God bless this group and continue on and I hope I get to be part of this beautiful program you have here

  29. I live on Tiffany Meadows Dr. Don’t know if there’s a buy nothing group for the Winslow area.

  30. I would love to Be part of this but not a person in charge.

    • Hi Vicki!

      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 there isn’t a group for your community yet, and you are not interested in being an Admin, perhaps one of your neighbors will want to be the Admin for a group in your community. If you do happen to find someone interested in becoming an Admin, please share the link below and have them fill out the form you will find on that page. Once they have done so, the Development Admin for your area will contact them. 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. My husband passed away and had many clothes & shoes all in good or excellent condition. Size Large & Extra Large.
    I would much prefer getting them directly to those who can use them rather than organizations that would profit from them.
    Delray Beach, FL

    • Hi!

      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 someone in your neighborhood who you will be able to gift your generous gifts.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  32. I have a friend in Ithaca, NY who would love to find a nearby Buy Nothing. Is there one in that area?

    • Hi Julie!

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  33. Just moved in a house on the island, really interested to get involved with this movement, I sent a request to be in the facebook group

  34. I would like to know if there is a group in my area,( Richmond, Virginia), and if not how to possibly start one. Thanks

    • Hi Tiffanei!

      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 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!

  35. Hello!
    I’ve applied here to start a group in my area on March 30. Have not heard anything back yet. Is there something else I need to do?

    • Hi Mallori!

      The entire Buy Nothing network is 100% volunteer run. 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.

      Thanks for your interest in volunteering your time to become an Admin for a local Buy Nothing group for your area!

  36. Hello,

    I’m very interested in joining buy nothing group
    But I have a question do I have to have a Facebook account to be apart of the group?
    I do have an Instagram account would this work?

    Thank you very much for your time.

    • Hi Ireland!

      All of the Buy Nothing Project groups use Facebook only, you will not be able to join any of our groups with an Instagram account.

      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!

  37. I’m trying to find a group in Phoenix AS. Please help me find one. Thank you.

  38. Hello.

    I live on Penetang street, North wnd of Barrie. I am always giving things away to people. I sent a join group request. I havent heard back. I would like to join please.
    Thanks.

    Have a great day!

    Lisa Connell

    • Hi Lisa,

      In the group you’ve joined there is a “Description” section, in there it will say who your Local Admin is. It might help to send that person a message directly through Facebook. They will be listed as one of the Admins.

      Also since 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/filtered
      Message Requests: https://www.facebook.com/messages/requests

      Additionally our Volunteer Admins take care of their duties in their free time, and although they do try to respond to member requests quickly, sometimes it simply takes them longer than expected.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

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