How to Receive Things for Nothing
There is a wonderful network of people through out the country that give away the things they don't want or need to others who want them. This incredible network is called freecycle.org and it is in almost every neighborhood in the US. Go to freecycle.org and look for your community area.
It is set up as a series of Yahoo groups. People email what they have to give; people respond. People ask for what they need - people respond.
Need food, clothing, furniture, appliances, almost anything you can think of it- and none of it costs anything. Have things you don't need - others will be grateful.