Facebook group leads to micro-giving community

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: January 24, 2021 11:00 AM CT | Published: January 24, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Marisa Mender-Franklin stands in a neighbor&rsquo;s backyard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, where she will soon plant a flower garden. Mender-Franklin recently posted in the Facebook group &ldquo;Buy Nothing Midtown/Downtown,&rdquo; asking if she could plant flowers on someone&rsquo;s property to grow and sell. She received numerous replies.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Marisa Mender-Franklin stands in a neighbor’s backyard on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, where she will soon plant a flower garden. Mender-Franklin recently posted in the Facebook group “Buy Nothing Midtown/Downtown,” asking if she could plant flowers on someone’s property to grow and sell. She received numerous replies. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The Buy Nothing Midtown/Downtown Facebook group boasted more than 2,000 members as of Jan. 23. It’s one of several in the Memphis area.

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Christin Yates

Christin Yates is a native Memphian who has worked in PR and copywriting since 2007. She earned her B.S. in public relations and M.S. in mass communications from Murray State University.


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