By Holly Hummel, RA Treasurer
I joined NextDoor some time ago, and recently had a really wonderful experience that I’d like to share with you.
I needed a car seat and a high chair. I considered doing to easy thing and buying these items but then took a chance and posted my wish list on NextDoor.com. Within an hour someone offered me a wonderful car seat and someone else offered me a booster chair, both of which are just perfect for my needs.
So, a couple of things happened. The first and most important was that my faith in humanity and in my community was renewed. What a cool thing to ask for something and have your wish granted!
The second really cool thing was that I didn’t buy anything and put two items to use that were no longer needed by others. The whole experience was better than ANY shopping experience I’ve ever had.
Editor’s note: NextDoor.com is a “private social network for your neighborhood”, it offers an online bulletin board for sharing neighborhood news and events, in addition to acting as a hyperlocal “Craigslist” for buying, selling, requesting or offering items. Another website/community for sharing free items and services is Portland Rooster.