Canberra’s biggest garage sale returns in time for spring cleaning

Rachel Ziv 25 September 2018
canberra's biggest garage sale

Hands Across Canberra and Allbids are encouraging every Canberran to get involved in being generous locally.

After its incredibly popular inaugural year, Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale is returning.

The huge fundraising initiative, hosted by Allbids in support of Hands Across Canberra, offers Canberrans the opportunity to donate pre-loved items by putting them up for auction on the Allbids’ site.

All items are sold under the hammer to the highest bidder, with the proceeds donated to the local charity of the seller’s choice via Hands Across Canberra. You can also donate directly to Hands Across Canberra.

There are over 250 charities to choose from, such as ACT Down Syndrome Association, Beryl Women Inc., Camp Quality ACT, Canberra Refugee Support, Red Cross, Epilepsy Association, and many more.

Peter Gordon, CEO of Hands Across Canberra, says “Hands Across Canberra and Allbids are encouraging every Canberran to get involved in being generous locally. Through this remarkable opportunity, people can donate valuable items without having to leave their home (or host their own garage sale!), and the proceeds can go to the charity of their choice. What better reason to clean out the shed than that?

“Everybody has something they don’t need, and there are now more than 250 wonderful charities registered with Hands Across Canberra. This allows you to connect what you no longer need with organisations who are doing some really good work.”

Rob Evans, CEO of Allbids says, “Allbids is really pleased to continue our support of charities in Canberra. This initiative enables people to donate items, rather than hard earned cash, which is a really unique and convenient way to be able to donate. We’re very pleased to be involved.”

To donate your pre-loved items, you can:

  1. Find an item/s you would like to donate
  2. Take a photo of the item/s
  3. Register for Allbids
  4. Upload your item with a picture and description

To bid, simply head to Allbids. The Biggest Garage Sale can be found under Charity – Hands Across Canberra.

You could find anything from your next camera or TV, to a painting, lounge setting, bar fridge, bike, or so much more!

Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale launches from September 19, on Allbids. You can start uploading items now through the Allbids website, or call 6239 2262 for more information.

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