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Community “free table” aplenty: Marquette residents ring in May with a day of giving

From food to clean clothing to household supplies, all were welcome to give as they can and to take what they need -- no questions asked.
Published: May. 1, 2021 at 3:53 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Residents ring in May with a day of giving, by hosting a community “free table” at Harlow Park near Downtown Marquette Saturday.

All were welcome to donate items as they can and to take items that they need, no questions asked, from produce, outdoor equipment, clean clothes and even baby items.

For Tony Boyle and his outreach team, being kind does not cost a thing.

“We’re really into the concept of mutual aid that is solidarity, it’s not charity. Just person-to-person, face-to-face. You help out people and you receive help yourself, you know? It’s not a top-down thing. It’s totally about people interacting in a non-authentic way together,” said Boyle.

Boyle’s action team of friends included TV6 Assignment Editor Alex Clark and his wife Nina.

The Saturday event commenced from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET -- remaining items will be donated to local organizations.

The team said they plan to host more community free tables this year.

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