We’re a fortunate bunch here in Lamorinda. We live in a bubble of caring, loving community. And we know it. Fortunately, we love to give back. Whether you’re looking for an ongoing opportunity or a one-time event, there are plenty of ways to support local charities and have fun volunteering with family and friends in and around the area.
“Buy Nothing: Give Freely. Share the bounty. Post anything you'd like to give away,
lend, or share among neighbors. Ask for anything you'd like to receive for free or
borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering,
we're a gift economy.
We'd love to have you join us! We have over 3,000 groups around the world; if you
don't have one in your town, we'll help you start one; just ask us how - It's free and easy.
This page is the general headquarters of the Buy Nothing Project network, where we
link interesting gift and sharing economy news from the internet, and inspiring
posts from the many BNProject groups around the world.. The actual gift economy
action is hyper-local -- that is, it happens within much smaller,
geographically defined communities.”
You found your house...you unpacked. You met a few neighbors and you’re ready to ‘find your tribe’. Well, the best place to start is online…Nextdoor.com registration will let you observe your neighborhood silliness in exchange for asking for good gardeners, buy a second hand kid thingy that your kid will outgrow in twenty days, or find a local nanny that needs a new family situation. Beyond this tie in to your immediate neighborhood, other great groups exist on Facebook, most notably ‘Lamorinda Families’. To apply for Lamorinda Families you must change your physical location/hometown to one of the Lamorinda communities prior to request. Once you are approved, this is what you can expect to find: