When you’re spring cleaning your cupboards and garage this year, please don’t go throwing things out! Your unwanted items are more valuable than you could imagine.
Today, Hands Across Canberra is launching Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale, an initiative designed to help Canberrans give a little differently to the less fortunate this spring.
All Canberrans are encouraged to donate pre-loved items by uploading them to ALLBIDS, Canberra’s leading online auction and disposal service, who will then auction them off on behalf of Hands Across Canberra. Proceeds go directly to the most vulnerable people in our community.
Rob Evans, CEO of ALLBIDS, says “Sometimes it’s difficult for people to donate cash. This way, anyone who has something they could sell can donate it instead. Simply take a picture of your item, upload it to our site and write your description (or use the microphone feature to talk it in).
“We’ll list the item(s) so people can bid, with money going directly to Hands Across Canberra. We put the winning bidder in touch with the seller to arrange pick up, and everyone can feel proud knowing that they’ve done something to really help someone in need.”
Hands Across Canberra is a foundation that helps Canberrans donate funds to charities that make a significant positive impact in the Canberra community. Some of the 150 associated charities include Canberra City Care, C3CARES, Karinya House, Beryl Women Inc., Safe Shelter, and Menslink.
“When you upload your item(s), you can select the charity you want to support, or you can simply choose Hands Across Canberra and be confident they know which charity needs it most right now,” says Rob.
“And it’s not just limited to individuals. Any organisation can find unwanted assets and donate them too. Make room in the warehouse, move stock, and make a difference in someone’s life. We can accept anything from cars to computers and everything in between, so what you choose to donate is really only limited by your imagination.”
Hands Across Canberra CEO, Peter Gordon, said they are delighted to launch the initiative; “Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale is an easy, fun and practical way to give locally. It allows people to help their community directly whilst de-cluttering their home – it a big win-win for everyone. Proceeds from Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale auction will directly support our local charities and their programs.
“Donated items can be big or small ranging from cars, antiques, household appliances, tools, clothes, books, boats and everything in between.
“It’s so easy, simply visit www.giving.handsacrosscanberra.org.au to donate today.” Mr Gordon explained.
Canberra’s Biggest Garage Sale launches today, October 10, on ALLBIDS. You can start uploading items now by following the process on Hands Across Canberra or Allbids’ websites, or by calling 6239 2262 for more information.
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