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Start a Group

© Liesl Clark

© Liesl Clark

Want a Buy Nothing group in your own neighborhood?

The Buy Nothing Project is made up of a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies. Official groups are set up on Facebook using our copyright protected documents, artwork and images so that every branch of our network operates under the same Mission and guiding Principles. Please do not set these groups up yourself.

Every volunteer in the Buy Nothing Project is similarly connected. We all commit to uphold, through example and explanation, the Mission of the Buy Nothing Project, and to collaborate with other admins within the network to strengthen our communities and the Buy Nothing Project as a whole.

This commitment includes:

Buy Nothing: Give Freely. Share creatively. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share among neighbors. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering, no soliciting for cash. We’re an adult-only, hyper-local gift economy. We are not a charity or community bulletin board.

Join one group only, the group where you live so you can literally “give where you live.” This is what builds community.

Find out more about the responsibilities of being a Buy Nothing Project Admin here.

Every Buy Nothing Project Admin lives in the hyper-local area where their group is located.

Here’s how we can set up your new group for you:

  1. Let us know that you would like to steward a group for your community by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. We will be in touch with you to discuss the geographical area for your group, and then we’ll set it up for you. Since you know your region better than we do, think about what area makes sense as a single group. You’ll want an area large enough to gather members, but not so geographically large that it will be difficult for members to connect in person.
  2. Each group will need one or two volunteers. As you collaborate with a Buy Nothing Project Development admin, consider asking a neighbor to join you in this endeavor. All of our admins must have a Facebook account. If you do not have one, you’ll need to create one in order to get started. Once we have your group set up, we will invite you to join, and then promote you to “Admin” status. We will introduce you to your Regional Admin, and we will invite you to join our Buy Nothing Project Admin groups, where our admins communicate, collaborate and contribute to the Project as a whole.
  3. Once the group is set up and we have introduced you to the rest of the Admin team, we will add your group to the Find-A-Group page, and  you will start getting requests to join! We encourage you to invite your neighbors, and talk about the Buy Nothing Project wherever you go!

That’s it!  After that, you just start posting!  We encourage all of our admins to set an example by posting offers and requests, as well as informative posts and helpful tips.   You will find examples to get you started in our Admin groups.

Once you send us a request to start a new group, give us a few days to respond to you and then be sure to check your email “spam” folder, as well as your Facebook “message requests” folder in case we reach out to you via Facebook.

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

Keep in mind that this project is made up entirely of  volunteers,  many with families and jobs, and there has recently been a huge influx of new-group requests. Thanks in advance for your patience!

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  1. I would like to start a group in my area.

    • Hi Polly,

      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. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  2. Hi, would love to start up a buy nothing group in my area. Suburb name is Darch. It is 16 KMs from Perth City, in Western Australia. I do have a profile on Facebook [removed for privacy].

    Would like to be administration of group if possible. Thank you Tania Guerrero

    • Hi Tania,

      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. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  3. I’d like to propose a Golden Hill/ Grant Hill: Sherman Heights group in San Diego County. We are located on the border of four existing groups but the North Park north border is very far away while the Barrio group is hardly active perhaps because of a culture of giving, sharing food, helping neighbors, etc exists on its own without Facebook. I am very active in my community and can begin easily with 100 group members for his subdivision. Thank you!

    • Hi Sara,

      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. Currently there is a backlog of several weeks, due to the huge increase in interest; our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  4. Give gallon size zip commercial floor finish.

    • Hi Shirley,

      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 be successful gifting items to your neighbors!

  5. Hello
    My state and area (Las Cruces, New Mexico) is not on your list nor do we have anything like this in our community. I feel a lot of people here can really benefit from this type of group, and I’d be more than happy to help out with it!

    • Hi Heather,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  6. I would love to start a group in Linda Vista

    • Hi Francisco,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  7. I am very interested in join this group.

  8. There is no group for the Colma, Daly City, California neighborhood.
    I’d be interested in starting a group.

    • Hi Donna,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  9. We’d love a group for our community. Sent a message.

    • Hi Wilma,

      Thanks for offering your time as an Admin for Buy Nothing. 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  10. Hi, I moved to this area I guess you would call it southwest raleigh NC and was hopping to join.
    I would rather join one but I don’t know which one to go to. If not I would not mind getting one going. Thank you for starting this up.

    • Hi Melinda,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  11. SW Arlington
    Tarrant County
    Texas

    • Hi De Anna,

      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.

      Thanks for your interest in our Social Experiment!

  12. I want to start a buy nothing group in Florence Oregon

    • Hi Bobbie,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  13. I’d love to start a group as an admin, in my area as I am a social worker/Intensive case manager, working with clients who have much to give but with limited funds.

    • Hi Karyn,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  14. I was so excited to learn of this project on a Tulsa News this evening. I had been wanting to start a Sharing Box, but there are so many variables & shortcomings associated with them. This sounds so much better and has the potential to reach so many more people!

  15. I want to start a local no but swap site in my area

    • Hi Amanda,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  16. I would like to start a BuyNothing Group for HEBRON/Amston CT. Hebron is a town of about 10,000 people and includes the Village of Amston. Our neighboring towns of Colchester, Columbia/Lebanon and Manchester already have groups started and people are getting excited.
    Thanks,
    Linda Mixter

    • Hi Linda,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  17. Filled out the form to start a new BN group before Xmas, and still havent had a reply…

    • Hi Tally,

      I can confirm we have received your inquiry, and your Development Admin has sent you an email to the address you provided on or around January 6th.

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing admin team!

  18. Hi! I submitted my request a couple of months ago and haven’t heard anything. Can you confirm you received it for king of Prussia pa?

    • Hi Marissa,

      Thanks for offering to be an Admin for the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we have received your inquiry, and you should have been sent an email from your Development Admin recently.

      Thanks again for offering to join the Buy Nothing Admin Team!

  19. i’ve moved to a small town in columbia county, ny. There is currently a group called the generosity of Columbia County, however it is a huge geographical group, and difficult to exchange on a regular basis. there is currently a group called the generosity of Columbia County, however it is a huge geographical group, and difficult to exchange on a regular basis.
    although I do reside in Columbia County, I am in a very weird spot, I am much closer to Dutchess County: Red Hook, NY, Pine Plains, New York, Rhinebeck, NY and Livingston, NY. The town I live in, Gallatin, only has a Townhall, and doesn’t even get recognized by Facebook.
    I am very interested in beginning and admiring a BNP group for the above listed towns.

    • Hi Aurora,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  20. Good afternoon! I just filled out the form to start up a Buy Nothing group in Salinas, CA. I filled out and submitted on my phone and had some trouble with the form jumping to the bottom of the page/comments section at each entry so I’m hoping my submission was successful. Thank you!

    • Yes Nichole,

      I can confirm we have received your inquiry for a new Buy Nothing group on January 15th.
      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

      Thanks for offering your time as an admin for the Buy Nothing Project!

      • Can you confirm my entry as well? Under TJ leadens, for Maple Grove, MN. I have 3 admins including myself ready to go.

      • Hi TJ,

        Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we’ve received your inquiry. Your Development Admin has made a notation that she has sent an email on February 15th. If you haven’t replied already, please look for the email, it may be in “spam”.

        It’s great to know you have an Admin team put together already!

    • Hi Donald,

      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 dresser!

  21. Hi! I’d like to start a buynothingproject in my area of Oceanside, CA. Specifically the Heni Hills neighborhood.

    • 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  22. I would like to see about starting a group in the Casco/Richmond area of Michigan. could you please send me the information needed. Thank you

    • Hi Sue,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  23. Why no bartering or trades?

  24. If I am on my iPhone using facebook, where and how do I get to view my URL? I started filling out the application to start a group in my area but I do not know my full URL. Please direct me to get to it using my iphone.

    • Hi Vicki,

      If you are still interested in becoming a volunteer Admin for a new Buy Nothing group to cover your location, please just go ahead and fill out the form as best as you are able. Sharing your URL is not necessary, it is just helpful if you know it.

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  25. Hi I would like to start a buy nothing group in my area

    • Hi Tina,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  26. I already have a group going how do i partner up with you guys?

    • Hi Jose,

      The best way to have your group become an official Buy Nothing group in our network is to 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, and will be able to work with you in getting your group to be part of our network.

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  27. Hi am Chad
    I just moved to Iowa City IA in Dec. I just rented a room in a house and the landload said Ii could get a mini fridge for my room. There 8 other people that live in this house so we have to share a bathroom, kitchen and living room. There is a couple biggger refrigerators in the hpuse but would like my owen mini fridge so stuff don’t come up missing. If there’s anybody from the iowa city IA area that would like to give there mini fridge please send me an email.
    Thanks
    Chad

    • Hi Chad,

      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 mini fridge!

  28. Hello! I submitted a form on January 18th and have not heard back from anyone (almost a month later). I know there is a backlog, but I just want to make sure my form went through! Thank you!

    • Hi Mayya,

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project! I can confirm we’ve received your inquiry for a group, in mid-February. Your Development Admin will be in touch when she is able. She is the most experienced, so when she gets to your request things should move rather swiftly. She however does handle more inquires than other Development Admins. In the meantime I suggest you take the time to read over the pages of the website. To get a better feel for the role of Local Admin, I’d suggest starting here: buynothingproject.org/join-our-team/

      Thanks again!

  29. Hi, what a great idea this project is. I’m happy to have heard about it, and would be interested to start a group in my area. I live in Southbury, CT close to Middlebury, Oxford, and Woodbury.

    • Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for your kind comments. 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  30. I would like to start a group for the Hammond Louisiana area.
    Sonya

    • Hi Sonya,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  31. Hello, I submitted the form to start a Buy Nothing group in Napa, CA a few weeks ago and have not heard anything. I Just wanted to reach out and make sure my form was received and to see if there was anything else I need to do on my end. Thanks.

    • Hi Megan,

      I can confirm we’ve received your request for a group in early February. There is nothing further for you to do at this point. In time a Development Admin will send an email to the address provided.

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

      In the meantime you might find it helpful to read over this page which gives an overview of the Admin role: https://buynothingproject.org/join-our-team/

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project!

  32. I live in Panama City and would like to start a group here

    • Hi Marilia,

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project! I can confirm we’ve received your inquiry Feb 21st.

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

      Thanks again, we look forward to having you join the Admin team!

  33. Interested in seeing the group come to our area to share! I’ve got a little free time, and interest in reducing waste and increasing community.
    Hoping a few others could collaborate with it as admin needs arise.

    • Hi Amy,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  34. Christina contreras ..[removed]
    Pasadena TX 77503 [removed]@yahoo.com

    • Hi Christina,

      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.

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

      • Good morning,

        I submitted a requested in January to start a group in Salinas, CA. Do you know when I might hear back with more information?

        Thank you!

        Nichole

        Sent from my iPhone

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  35. I’d like to start a buy nothing Group here in florid. I was a member of one in the north end tacoma Washington. I’d like to share this with Florida.

    • Hi Sharon,

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list for all of Florida https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#FL ), 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  36. Hi, I would like to start a Buy Nothing group in Elmhurst, IL. There currently is no such group in my community.

    • Hi Dorothy,

      If there isn’t a Buy Nothing group yet in your community (check this list for all the groups in Illinois https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/#IL ), 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  37. Unfortunately, Spotsylvania spreads all over the place, unlike Fredericksburg, where I do everything, so I dont believe it would work for me. Maybe if someone starts it, I can see how it is and go from there. without actually seeing what this group does, seeing examples of their posts and comments, it’s difficult to know whether to proceed or not.

    • Hi Melanie,

      The best way to learn if the area in which you live is suitable is to fill out our form, and have such a discussion with the Development Admin for your area. If you have the time to give to the Project, then we can work with you to decided on which area to cover, and help you make it work. Once a new Admin joins the team they have a lot of resources to help, and plenty of experienced Admins to help them along the way.

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  38. I’d like to start up a buy nothing group in Orange NSW Australia.

    • Hi Jean,

      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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  39. Thank you for approving me😊

  40. Hello! I requested to start a group in New York, Manhattan, East Village back in January. I was wondering what the status of my request is? Thank you!

    • Hi Esther,

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we have received both of your inquiries in mid-February. 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

      In the meantime I’d suggest you take time to check out the website, starting with this page which will give a general overview for the role: buynothingproject.org/join-our-team/

      Thanks again for offering your time, we look forward to when you are part of the Buy Nothing Admin team!

  41. I would love to start a South Reno group. I know several ladies in our community that would love to get this going and participate in spreading the word about this wonderful group!

    • Hi Emily,

      I can confirm we have received both submissions of your inquiry for a new group 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  42. I would love to start a group in the Baton Rouge area.

    • Hi Sara,

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we have received your inquiry for a new group, 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

      Thanks again!

  43. How do I begin the Buy Nothing process?

    • Hi Noel,

      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.

      However, 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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

      Thanks for your interest in our social experiment!

  44. Hello! I submitted a request to start a group in Solon Ohio several days ago and never rec’d a FB message about it. I just wanted to double check that you rec’d my request or else i can fill the form out again. In our area we have a mommy-buy-sell group that spans the cities surrounding my cities and it works really well (bainbridge, solon, twinsburg, aurora, chagrin and reminderville). 🙂 Thank you!

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we have received your request for a new group, 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

  45. I would love to setup a group in my area.

    • Hi Tanya,

      Thanks for offering your time to the Buy Nothing Project. I can confirm we have received your request for a new group, 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. Our Development Team is working diligently through the requests for new groups as quickly as they are able.

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