Let’s start sharing again! Almost everything we need from a ladder to a set of extra chairs, is probably available somewhere in our neighborhood that could be shared by our neighbors and friends. This site helps you build that network of sharing neighbors and offers tools to see what things are available to you and list what you can offer to share as well.
Reduce consumer waste and reconnect with our neighbors
There are many reasons why we need to return back to the days of neighborhood sharing. It is wasteful, expensive to buy and more importantly the wasted space to store many items that we use only rarely.
It also helps us form some long lasting connections and trust in our neighbors. Hopefully this site and the sharing tool will help encourage the neighborly sharing ethic that the previous generation experienced when they would be more likely to borrow from a neighbor rather than buy an item.
How Neighborhood Share Network Works
This site only does as a on-line tool to do what you would be naturally in sharing with your neighbors. It allows you to list the items you wish to share to exactly your specified set friends and neighbors and nobody else. To complete the actual borrowing and sharing transaction, we will provide some tools to initiate the request, but you must complete it with the old school neighborly skills by phone, in person or email, text and trust.
Neighborhood Share Network also allows you to create various share “networks” that differentiates what items you share and with who. Just as you might allow sharing of some items to a closer set of friends or neighbors than others, this feature allows you to define what items you share to which neighbors.
What Neighborhood Share Network does not do!
Neighborhood Share Network does not provide any option to search for list for neighbors, but instead you must do your own personal invitations to have others join your own specific Sharing Network. You should only allow those you know personally and trust to share your stuff with to join your network, just as you would naturally. The only persons who can see what items you are willing to share are those that you have specifically invited to join your network.
We will never sell your contact information to other vendors. There is no mechanism to search for other persons in the neighborhood who are already members either. If you want to get your whole neighborhood to share, start by sharing some items yourself to one neighbor and have them pass the word along about the Neighborhood Share Network.
You can completely remove yourself from the Neighborhood Share Network and remove all shared items, network memberships by going to options under settings at any point. This remove does an irreversible delete of your account information so be cautious when removing your account.
Free – We plan to offer this service for free. Feel free to contact us if you wish to sponsor the engineering and hosting services required to provide this community service.
Help us with feedback!
We are always looking for feedback on our site, processes and applications so feel free to contact us at NeighborhoodShareNetwork@gmail.com.
Folks at the Neighborhood Share Network