When the reality of the pandemic set in last week, we searched for something we could do to bring some positivity to our community. We hit upon the idea of posting a banner outside our office in Winchester town center with messages of hope, positivity and kindness. It has made us so proud to hear people commenting on the banners and see people sharing photos on social media. The icing on the cake for us was when our local Everything Is Free Facebook Group chose this banner as their cover photo. This is a great resource for residents to share goods and services with their neighbors in an attempt to save money, reduce waste, and build community. We highly encourage you to join your local Everything is Free group and support their activities. Many groups have suspended posting for goods during the pandemic but we encourage you to set aside those unwanted items you find when clearing out your basement / attic / shed /closet and, instead of trashing them, share them on the group when it restarts. Your community will benefit in so many ways - less waste, more resources for those in need, and a greater sense of togetherness and sharing. As the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure"!
To find your local group, type "Everything is Free" and your town name into the search bar within Facebook. We have found groups in Winchester, Melrose, Arlington, Woburn, Medford and Stoneham but there are many more!