Yes! Good Use is free. And everything on Good Use is also free!
Either share the Good Use App with them directly, or send us a message at [email protected] and let us know about the organization. We’ll reach out to them and see if they’d like to be a part of the community.
Good Use only shows you results from people and organizations who live near you. If your search returned no results, it is probably because no one near you has posted a listing. Get things started by posting one of your own!
Good Use is a new community, so you might be one of the first users in your area. Help Good Use grow by letting your friends and neighbors know about it. We’d love to have them be a part of Good Use.
We want Good Use to be a community made up of real people, so we make an effort to verify every account in the community is real. Personal accounts are verified using a third-party verification service. When creating your account, you’ll be asked for some information that let us verify that you are a real person.
Ultimately, no one can force anyone to respond to messages. So if the person you wrote to doesn’t respond, you should probably move on to someone else. If you think a person or organization is using Good Use in bad faith, please email us at [email protected] to let us know.
Good Use is all about giving and find free stuff, and we don’t allow directly selling in our community. We hope that everything that is given is accepted in that spirit and put to good use. Someone who accepts something from you in bad faith only to turn around and sell it is not living up to our community values. Let us know about that by sending us a message at [email protected].
With that said, not all selling falls into this category. For example, someone might accept a gift from you only to repair and refurbish the item and then sell it. That would definitely count as being “put to good use”! Likewise, some non-profits are up front that they sell goods that are given to them in order to raise money to pursue their charitable mission. If an organization selling your gift would upset you, please ask them first before giving. Ultimately, whom you give to is up to you to decide.
We temporarily collect some information from you as part of our account verification process. (See also the FAQ about account verification.) But once that process is complete we discard all information except for your name, email address, and mailing address, which are stored in an encrypted format in our database. (Your mailing address is used so we can sort search results and show you the ones closest to you first.)
Your name and the general area where you live will be shown to verified user accounts if you create a listing (give or wish) on Good Use and another verified user in your area searches for it and contacts you about it. Non-verified user accounts will never be shown your name or the general area where you live.
We won’t ever use your personal information for marketing purposes unless you give us explicit permission to do so when you create your account.
Users who are near you will be able to search for and find the listings that you create in Good Use. Each listing has its own messaging option. Inappropriate messages or behavior from other users can be reported through the app.