CommonGoods Network has helped provide houseless people with access to necessities before. In 2015, the Kindista Holiday Free Market "Buy Nothing Day" was a free public event in Eugene which included people experiencing houselessness, like JD, seen here with our then-volunteer, now-executive director, Emily.
Kindista.org is a CommonGoods Network project offering an online platform for local communities to share and receive freely. Buy Nothing Day brought Kindista and CommonGoods' spirit of generosity and gratitude to life, with free workshops, music, healing, food, and clothing and other items - all given freely and received with gratitude.
One of the attendees was a houseless man named JD who'd lost his bike that morning while sleeping outside of the event venue. It turns out someone brought a bike that day, destined for JD!