Just bin doing a think about funds. Its a daft idea ok!!!!!!.
If people have anything they want rid of, and its worth selling, how about suggesting they sell the item and donate the funds to you;
They list the item on here, if somebody buys it, buyer pays you, then collects the item from the person who offered it. A lot of people chuck stuff away that others could use, hence the many freecycle groups, This way, the owner gets rid of something, somebody gets something .....and best of all, SWARM gets a bit of dosh!.
People part with items easier than cash.Could be small things like, books, DVDs, or big things like...buile hill park or summat!.
Shred, it was a brilliant idea...but Debbie and Em had it first!!
I am in Devon, so postage would only allow me to put up books and smaller items.
I have some victorian steel prints,( un framed ), from my collection, they are in lovely condition, so will put them up....cheap to post!, I will have a scout round for other stuff, unfortunately, the art books I have would be too heavy to mail, so not worth it, shame, but could bring them up, if ever I get to come home!......oh yeah, and as Debs is happy to have this stuff sit in her lobby, I can bring me old 3 piece suit as well.. yay!!!