We here at Treasure Circle would like to thank everyone who came to our very first Free Market event on September 19th for making is a complete, rousing success. On a perfect Saturday afternoon you took the time out of your weekend to come down to our office and experience the online service we plan to bring nationwide in-person: People giving away the things they don’t need to others and getting the things they do need for free. One of the best parts of the event was watching the expressions of disbelief that everything was free, because that’s not the kind of world that we live in right now, but it’s the kind we hope to help create.
While many of those who arrived read about us in a local paper or saw one of our signs alongside the road, others simply stopped by to see what was going on. We’re happy to say that over three-quarters of our initial goods were given away by the end of the day, in addition to the items many of you so generously brought to give away because you knew someone could get more use out of it. Witnessing strangers conversing with one another as they looked over the clothing, furniture, tools, books, etc. was perhaps the most rewarding part of the day, because Treasure Circle is about building community and circles of trust with those in your own neighborhood, your own town.
Now that you’ve experienced what we hope to achieve through our online service, we ask that you spread the word to your friends, family, and coworkers. Imagine a website where you can keep the same shopping habits you have when purchasing the things you need online without having to pay for the things you purchase, much like how our Free Market felt like a garage sale but didn’t require you to pay for what you took.
Awareness and word-of-mouth is key to building the momentum we need to make this dream of ours a reality, so that everyone can benefit from the free circulation of goods amongst those they trust. We plan on holding another Free Market event soon, so keep an eye out for further announcements in the future. Thank you all again so very much for your support, enthusiasm, and kind gestures.
The Treasure Circle Team