At first glance I thought it was a little silly,
What would I want from other people in Philly?
I monitored the site for days on end,
Seeing people giving and becoming friends.
Bubble bath? Books? Bed comforter to toss?
Buy Nothing to the rescue! Your stuff is not at a loss!
The old kitchen stool that you wanted to chunk?
To your neighbor it’s a treasure, it’s definitely not junk!
All of this stuff is absolutely free,
In addition to that you’re building community!
As I began to see the community grow
I decided to give Buy Nothing a “GO”
Mi Casita Preschool has a community base,
As a brand new project, we need things at a rapid pace!
Old printers? Puzzles? Bookshelves and toys?
Mi Casita loves collecting it all for the little girls and boys!
Our first “get” was a printer from someone up the street,
Then came ink cartridges from Jess- how convenient we got to meet!
Next I mailed trolls to an 8 year old boy,
He’d never seen such a thing and loved this throwback toy!
A horsey rocker was next in line
Gracias to Michelle, I picked it up in no time!
Makom gifted a calendar and shelves,
At this point Buy Nothing feels like mini Mi Casita Elves!
Tape recorders seem more of a vintage choice,
But took them from Paige so kids could hear their own voice!
Beyond all of the stuff there are many more layers,
People of Philly are actually generous players.
Many new faces are now Facebook friends,
And I have Buy Nothing to thank in the end.
Now go on with your busy, busy ways,
Give Buy Nothing a try and surely make someone’s day.
Muchas Gracias to amigos from all over the ‘hood,
You’re building community and doing lots of good.