The online Chicago Freecycle Network connects people who are getting rid of things to people who want them, with the goal of cutting down on trash and waste. Popular items include dishes,clothing, furniture, appliances, and electronics, but nothing's too big or small, as long as it's in good shape. With almost 11,000 Chicago-area members, the site practically guarantees that someone, somewhere is giving away exactly what you are looking for and vice versa. In keeping with the theme of giving, your first post must be an offer. You can sign up at groups.yahoo.com/group/chicagofreecycle/.