Free cycle is my newest web find. It's a site that has separate yahoo groups for each state, and each county, where you can list things you have that you'd like to 'recycle' - meaning give it away rather than throw it away. Have an extra bicycle your son outgrew or an old living room suit to get rid of? List it on their site, and someone locally who needs/wants it can contact you, stop by and take it off your hands.
Also, if you need something, and don't have the money to buy it? Check out your local Freecycle, and your neighbor might have one for free!
Love this idea! Wish I'd have found it before. I'm thinking I have a kitten and some puppies that need homes :D
I also think this will be an excellent way for me to find things that I can pass through to the battered women's shelter. Turning Point of Union County accepts all sorts of donations. They have become my favorite charity, I've donated a lot, things from baby furniture to kid's clothes to a Thanksgiving Dinner to Christmas toys for the kids. Wonderful people there. You should consider having them become your favorite charity too - it's all tax deductible at the end of the year, and these women and children need as much help as they can get to get their feet back under them.