Yesterday was Freecycle's fifth birthday.
The first email announcing the founding of The Freecycle Network was sent on May 1st, 2003. They just broke the 5 million member mark globally.
There are 10,000 volunteers globally and over 5 million members in 85 countries.
If you haven't experienced the joy of giving something away that you no longer need (but which still works) then join in. You are encouraged, on joining a network, to give before you get, but it is a good place to pick up things.