Happy Buy Nothing Day!
The Brooklyn Free Store will be hosting a very special BLACK FRIDAY FREE STORE. We will be set up in front of Target in downtown Brooklyn.
On the largest shopping day of the year, we would like to present people with an alternative to participating in the waste of disposable culture by offering housewares, toys, clothing, winter coats, shoes, books, and whatever else donations bring completely free.
The idea of the Free Store is simple: take whatever you can use, bring whatever you can give that someone else could use, without the expectation of exchange. It is a model for another way of living without money and without scarcity.
Let us know if you can help out particularly with setting up and cleaning up, but also with publicity, and greeting people during the event. We especially will need help with transportation of items for this event.
The Brooklyn Free Store established in 2002, has been a weekly outdoor event since mid-august 2012. If you have a space to offer us during the winter months or even more permanently so we can continue this community-building gift economy project, please let us know.
Join us Friday, November 29th outside of 139 Flatbush Ave at the Atlantic Center in Brooklyn. We will be there until dusk.