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Wednesday June 21, 2017

‘Free for all’ evolved into community project By Julia Czerwonatis

Lou enjoyed last week’s free garage sale as she could take a new toy home. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

Dee Glentworth’s Free for All project has grown into a popular in the northern community. The Johnsonville resident is collecting unwanted goods, doomed to end up in the landfill, to give them away for free. Up until recently, Dee operated from Khandallah where she had rented out three garages for storing and handing out the rescued goods. With the new project model, Dee has retreated from Khandallah and moved Free for All into her front lawn. “It has become so much more community focussed. People are stepping up and taking ownership of the project which is really exciting,” Dee said. Dee’s neighbours are donating their unwanted good to Free for All, and Dee is organising a free garage sale about once a week where people from all around the region are welcome to pick up clothes, toys, appliances, books and even small furniture. “We have an amazing business mentor on board now who has been helping us develop Free for All,” Dee explained.

“Soon we want to run training programmes for people who want to launch similar projects in their neighbourhood.” Back in Khandallah Dee did not feel welcomed by her neighbours. “It just wasn’t worth continuing the lease. We were too focused on negative sides of the project, but it is such a positive thing,” Dee said. Neighbour and friend Tui likes being involved with Free for All. “It’s going to a good cause and is helping people directly. It also creates a community spirit,” she said. Maud Dubois from Wilton is a graphic designer and has helped Dee designing a logo. “This is for everybody. There are no questions ask about who you are and what you do.” Her daughter Lou sometimes find new toys amongst Dee’s treasures. AMI and Neighbourly have recently awarded Free for All with $1000, and the Northern Ward Councillors gave Dee’s project the proceeds from selling water tanks. “We’re blown away by the generosity of the community,” Dee said. “We are looking into new partnerships at the moment; we want to become more accessible for everyone.”

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