By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
I am a minimalist. Objects don’t hold much sentimental value to me. So, I was so excited to hear about the ASPCA’s (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) project with WebThriftStore. It’s a great way to get rid of clutter and help animals.
All you have to do is donate your unwanted items to the online store and the ASPCA will receive 80 percent of the sales proceeds. You can donate old clothes, household items, jewelry, electronics, and more.
“ASPCA staff was able to test out the online thrift store in a day-long event at our offices, and we had such a positive response with so many staff members bringing in great items to donate that we’re considering making it a regular event,” says Alison Jimenez, Senior Manager at the ASPCA.
Clutter Can Be Expensive
According to NPD Research, there is an estimated $700 billion of stuff cluttering homes and costing people money in storage facilities throughout the United States. WebThriftStore offers a simple way to help get these items into the hands of people who want them, while at the same time helping causes which are important to them.
“What makes this WebThriftStore partnership so wonderful is that it connects people with a creative way to help one another and the ASPCA at the same time,” says WebThriftStore Founder and CEO Douglas Krugman.
How It Works
Prices on WebThriftStore are set by donors, and once items are sold, donors receive acknowledgement letters to substantiate 100 percent of their value as charitable contributions for tax purposes. Donors also receive free, prepaid mailing labels online, to print and affix to packages shipped via the United States Postal Service or they can arrange local delivery of purchases directly with buyers. Shipping supplies are available free of charge.
All purchases are backed by WebThriftStore’s 30-Day Buyer Assurance Guarantee. WebThriftStore’s free online platform is open to all registered 501(c)(3) organizations, enabling them to solicit in-kind donations from supporters and receive cash from their sale.