Schurra’s Fine Confections in San Jose has been helping Bay Area residents express love on Valentine’s Day for a century. The holiday is the shop’s third busiest day of the year.
Since 2009, users of the social news-sharing site Reddit.com have exchanged anonymous gifts with people they don’t know. What began with 4,000 participants has ballooned to nearly 40,000.
Freecycle is a website that connects local residents who want to get rid of old furniture and household items with people in the community who will take them. Everything listed on the site is free.