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CNBC: From Buy Nothing to Freecycle, gifting groups help bolster budgets and build community

When Sherose Badruddin, 38, joined her local Buy Nothing group in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, five years ago, she did it purely to save money. As a single mom, she was on a tight budget.

“I joined my Buy Nothing group in 2016 to get free stuff; I thought that was all it was,” she said. “Very soon after that, I learned that it was so much more.” ...

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