What To Do With All That Stuff
Maybe the “rich young man” wouldn’t have been so depressed when Jesus got done with him if Givmo had been around. It’s a website that makes it easy for people to give away all the unwanted stuff they’ve accumulated while also giving a few bucks to charity. Sort of Goodwill for the Internet.
The idea is cunningly simple.
Say you have one too many fireplace pokers in the closet. Just take a photo of it, upload the photo to the Givmo site with a description, and wait. They’ll post the photo on their site, and sooner or later someone will see it there and want your poker. All that person has to do is pay for shipping. Using a pre-paid UPS label from Givmo, you mail it to them, and Givmo gives “a buck or so” to charity.
We’re unsure where the buck comes from, but hey, who cares? You clear out your closet without cluttering up a landfill; someone else gets a poker for (almost) free, and somewhere in Botswana a kid gets lunch. What a great response to America’s rampant materialism!
“If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Matthew 19:21 NIV)