I joined Freecycle a few weeks ago. That's the e-mail list you can join for your area to give things away to others. I thought I'd mention it today, since we just started the Super Fling Boogie. You can give away what you don't need, and maybe find something you need, too. We have given away my dh's old cellphone, and we're going to list a small keyboard that we don't use anymore that was given to us a few years ago. Last night, we picked up two floor lamps and an old computer for our son to take apart and mess with. I really love just seeing what people have to offer! One lady early this week offered a Bushnell telescope! I asked for it - along with about 30 other people! LOL She had a hard time deciding who to give it to. She's the one that wanted our old cellphone, and she was telling me that she had a huge response to that telescope. I imagine so! ;)
So go take a look to see if your town has a Freecycle group! It's worldwide, so chances are good that there's one in your area.