A Front Porch Forum member posts: “It has come to my attention that a family in the Valley no longer has a working stove. I have had no luck so far finding one for them. It doesn’t have to be new or grand…just functioning! We would like free but, if it is a reasonable price might consider.”
Two days later….
“Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for a gas stove for a local family. We found one and they even offered to deliver! We have a fabulous, generous community!” • Johnnye with the MRV Food Shelf
Know someone who could use some help? Ask your neighbors on FPF!
Looking to sell or give-away household items…. or a car? Some success stories:
“Kitchen Aid Mixer & Toddler Bed Sold. Thanks for ALL the interest! Thank you to Front Porch Forum!” • Elizabeth in Danville
“FPF came out at 4:30 ish and by 6:00 I had 6 people contact me about the carpet!” • Gerry in Fayston
“The flooring is gone. Picked up this morning after posted yesterday. Way to go FPF.” • Noah in Montpelier
“Subaru sold! Thanks for ALL the inquires. Amazing the Power of FPF!!!” • Ginny in Stowe
“I’ve never received bogus calls or offers from anything posted here on FPF. Can’t say that for Craigslist!”
• John in Barre
Are you using Front Porch Forum to move some items?
Neighbors reach out through FPF to help a family:
“When we posted a request for help for a family of four, many people came through right away. Today we were able to deliver a mattress, a dresser, and a chair to them. They are very grateful. And, we are thankful for this generous community. Front Porch Forum is great.”
• Margaret and George in Middlebury
Know someone who could use a helpful hand? Turn to your neighbors on FPF!
Need help finding the right person for a household fix or project? Many turn to Front Porch Forum for the answer.
“I was in a little jam last night and needed the help of a plumber. After researching FPF I called a local plumber and told him my issue. Over the phone he told me how to fix my immediate problem and I did it in less then 10 minutes. Because of the way I was treated, he is coming by tomorrow to look at a larger project and to fix another small leak. Good things come to folks who didn’t know me from Adam but jumped in to help.”
• Robert in Montpelier
In response to someone looking for firewood:
“Jim’s Firewood – he advertises in the business section of FPF.” • Bruce in Hinesburg
“Many thanks to Front Porch Forum for helping to bridge the gap in the digital age for promoting small, local businesses!” • Richard in Richmond
Check out the FPF local Business Directory for a host of options for your next project.
It’s great to hear the Front Porch Forum community is filled with honest, caring folk!
“Happy to say the wallet I found has been returned to a very thankful 7 yr old young lady. The power of FPF shines again!” • Rob in Shelburne
“Thank you, to the kind soul who found the missing handbag and turned it in. My visitor is greatly relieved to be reunited with her phone wallet and everything else in the bag. Acts of honesty and integrity like this are what make this such a great community.” • Wendelyn in Stowe
“I had posted yesterday that my mother in law lost her wallet. Thank you FPF for reuniting my MIL with her wallet! An honest and kind neighbor reached out within minutes of last night’s post.” • Gillian in So. Burlington
“I want to give a big thank you to the nice man that found my brother in-law’s wallet. I believe his first name is Jeff. Williston is a better place to live because of people like you.” • Donna in Williston
Have you lost or found a wallet, phone or other important item someone might be missing? Post on your neighborhood Front Porch Forum!
From the obscure to the rarely used items in your home, people find what they need when asking their neighbors on Front Porch Forum.
“I recently saw a post for someone wanting to borrow a large black light for an event. Now I’m not saying nobody has one, but really, who has one laying around that works? Such an obscure random request I thought, but I had one that fit the bill and is brand new, so I emailed and they picked it up, he said the kids had a BLAST and even brought me a gift which probably costs more than the light! This (FPF) is such an asset when it comes to really cool, random items for sale, for free or wanted to borrow and the fact that it’s SO local….you just NEVER know what you’ll find!” • Steven in Shelburne
“Sincere thanks for the many offers of crutches to borrow. Thanks to FPF and wonderful neighbors I am all set.” • Greg in Charlotte
“Thanks to all who responded to my request to borrow a walker. The number of responses speaks volumes to how generous and supportive this community is. All the wishes for a speedy recovery were also much appreciated.” • Hugh in Starksboro
“I want to thank the many generous FPF people in our community who responded to my post a few weeks ago requesting to borrow some medical items needed for upcoming surgery.” • Lois in Winooski
“Wow, thank you to everyone who responded offering to let me borrow their snowshoes. What a generous community we have! I have made arrangements to borrow a pair, so I am all set. Thank you again to everyone who offered.” • Martha in Shelburne
Front Porch Forum members trust their neighbors for recommendations…. and get many!
“Thank you for all of your responses for the request for a post and beam barn builder. There were so many kind replies. We had no idea how many possibilities would come our way! FPF is wonderful, and so are our neighbors!” • Toni in Charlotte
“Thank you all for the helpful recommendations for an auto garage to use for inspection! Always nice to ask the neighbors!”
• Nina in St. Albans
“OMG! You are all so amazing. I got so many referrals/recommendations for website design. Thank you. I will be contacting a few of you to pick your brain for my project. Front Porch Forum rocks!!” • Penny in Waitsfield
“Thank you all for all the great recommendations we received for our posts about both an exterior house painter and a tiler. Love FPF, love this community!” • Marsha in Jericho
Looking for advice on an upcoming project? Ask your neighbors on FPF!
“I want to say that my Facebook page saw a huge rise in clicks since my Front Porch Forum ad campaign started one week ago. I am confident I have seen some new inquiries. I am very happy with the activity I am getting, and will keep my advertising dollars with FPF!” – Livingston at Century 21 Jack Associates
If you’re interested in learning more, contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reasons to scroll to the bottom of your FPF newsletter!
“When the first snows came this year I was desperate to find someone to clean our driveway, after 25 years the company that had done it could no longer do it. I got no response from posting it on our Front Porch Forum so I started looking at other neighborhoods. Joe A. from the neighboring neighborhood had someone and was recommending them highly. Joe was so helpful he actually brought the man to our house… I couldn’t help but give Joe a big hug, I had never met Joe! The man Joe suggested turned out to be very good…don’t just read your own forum get to know your surrounding neighborhoods as well.” • Shohreh from South Burlington
Read the “News from Neighboring FPFs”
Neighbors respond to a post from a neighbor looking to buy a student trumpet for their fifth grader.
“Thank you, thank you Front Porch Forum users. The response was overwhelming. We now have a trumpet. For us, this use of FPF was truly amazing.” • Ted in Hyde Park
What gift can you provide a neighbor this holiday season?