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Media Intro and Tips

Thank you for your interest in The Freecycle Network™. Freecycle has been a hot topic in the media and we truly appreciate the attention as it certainly accounts for a large portion of our tremendous growth.



Our success depends on your inspiration. So, please try your darnedest in your piece to be clear about what The Freecycle Network is and what it isn't... for example, it is not  a place to just go get free stuff for nothing. It is  a place to give or receive what you have and don't need or what you need and don't have -- a free cycle of giving which keeps stuff out of landfills. That perspective makes all the difference and we have seen a huge difference in the attitudes and participation from new members depending on how The Freecycle Network is portrayed in media pieces, which often result in significant membership spikes for local Town groups. We are only as good as the sum of our parts so we want to attract good parts, right?


Our Trademark

FREECYCLE is a trademark-protected term. We offer great and simple instructions on how to use it correctly here. We are a big grassroots movement but a tiny little nonprofit organization with a staff of one so defending our trademark takes many hands and hearts. Please only use it as an adjective ("Freecycle Town group", etc.) and never as a noun or verb, or morphed into another word: freecycler, freecycling, freecycle the couch, etc. are no-nos!


Thank you for your time and support!


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Freecycle can educate the world at a local level about how critical recycling and reducing waste are. It empowers people on a grassroots and local level to take charge and make the world a better place, keeping countless tons of reusable items out of local landfills. It is a cycle of giving, not charity. Everyone gives to everyone with absolutely no expectations of anything at all in return.


“I gave a loveseat to a lady who had nothing. Her husband had walked out on her and her children, and they were starting over from scratch. She was so thankful she cried - over a loveseat I would have probably thrown away.” — Louisville, KY 

“My Daughters' stolen bicycles were replaced in time for Christmas!” — mom of five, Austin, Texas

“A truckload of diapers, clothes and supplies was collected through Freecycle for an orphanage in Haiti. FedEx donated the shipping!” — San Jose, CA

“At a local Freecycle 'Hurricane Help Project' event, hundreds of local community members helped victims of the latest hurricane with free furniture and building supplies.” — Melbourne, FL



For inquiries please Contact Us
Or write to us at: The Freecycle Network®, P.O. Box 294, Tucson, AZ 85702

When contacting us, please provide the website URL, full name, and City, State/Province, and Country of the Freecycle Town group to which you are referring.