Maya shares all...
The benefits of using Streetbank are not always expected. You might anticipate that you’ll save a few quid by picking up an unwanted microwave, or that you’ll feel good knowing that you prevented it going to landfill…. But there are sometimes other unexpected consequences.
Maya from Camden is a great recent example of a happy Streetbanker.
She joined to get rid of a few things – but she found the experience unexpectedly enjoyable and ended up sharing anything she could. She has given away a large juicer, some curtains, a wardrobe, a mirror, a coffe table, bike tools, a DIY box, some clother...To name a few! Maya has also been given a number of things such as a cafetiere and various books.She didn’t expect feeling so good after helping her neighbours. Nor did she expect that a Streetbank neighbour would invite her for Christmas dinner, and another would offer to bake her cookies.
We now have a small collection of Streetbank stories and every story is valuable as they help us show that Streetbank is working – which in turn we can use to spread the word through the media and inspire donors.
That’s not all, stories encourage others to get sharing too. So we’re always on the lookout for more examples of the (big or small) impact Streetbank is having. If you have a story to share, leave a comment or drop me a line and even better, send me a photo of you and a neighbour!
Lucie and the Streetbank team