Free tree stumps may seem like an odd thing to get excited about, but that might be just what some people are looking for. Do-it-yourself websites provide instructions on how to turn tree stumps into end tables and other types of furniture. Other sites offer ideas on how to transform fallen tree branches into coasters, plant holders and yard art. In one Reddit post, an aspiring blacksmith asks where they can find a tree stump for an anvil stand.
Far Northeast Heights neighbors excited about the thought of getting their hands on a tree stump need not go too far. One Heritage Hills resident is offering a free tree stump for anyone willing to pick it up. “Just pulled two big piñon tree stumps out of my front yard,” a July 16 NextDoor post reads. “If you can haul them, you can have them! One is about 3-ft diameter and one is odd shaped.”
It’s not just tree stumps being offered for free either. A free table frame in Cherry Hills, free air pockets in Vineyard Estates, moving boxes in Academy Hills Park, free straw and free scoby for Kombucha in Cherry Hills. Those are some of the most recent items posted for free on NextDoor in neighborhoods near Heritage Hills.
NextDoor, Facebook, Craigslist and other social media sites offer digital marketplaces where residents can post items for sale and for free. A unique feature on NextDoor is the ability to look for items in one’s own neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods, eliminating the need to travel long distances and spend a bunch of gas money on that free item.
Also unique to NextDoor is the ability to donate money from sold items to nonprofits, charities and local organizations. Some of the organizations sellers can donate to include Eastdale Little League, Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest, La Cueva Band Boosters, and the Albuquerque Chinese Church. The unique approach allows neighbors to help neighbors and the larger local community by raising money for a good cause.
NextDoor’s “Sell for Good” program started in 2020 during business closures and shelter-in-place orders due to the pandemic. According to a blog post by Rhett Angold, online conversations about donating increased during the pandemic, inspiring NextDoor to turn those conversations into action. “Sell for Good combines two powerful forces to make a difference: a nonprofit’s mission and the kindness of neighbors,” Angold writes.
Whether it’s taking an unwanted item off a neighbor’s hands or donating money to a local cause, the digital marketplace promises to create a positive impact. To learn more about how to donate, or to have a local nonprofit listed on NextDoor’s Sell for Good marketplace, visit NextDoor’s help center by clicking here.