Declutter for conservation this spring cleaning season!

RIDEAU VALLEY, May 3, 2022 – Cleaning out your basement this spring? Don’t trash your treasures! Whether it’s a vintage bike, dusty kids’ toys or outgrown clothing, consider selling it on behalf of the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation through GiveShop Marketplace.

GiveShop is an innovative Ottawa-based startup which allows users to post new and gently used items for sale in support of the charity of their choice. Just like Facebook Marketplace and other community platforms, buyers message sellers directly and arrange for pickup. But in an exciting twist, the seller gets a charitable receipt and the Foundation gets the cash! This is a unique and budget-friendly way to support your favourite environmental charity, while keeping good quality items out of the landfill. 

Between May 1 and June 15, GiveShop is hosting a Spring Cleaning Campaign, and we encourage you to post your gently-used or new items early and often – and check out other listings for your own treasure hunt, as well! Simply make an account, post your items and choose the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation as your charity of choice. If you’d rather shop, you can filter by charity name or save our Foundation page, found here: 

How to get started: 

1. Using or the GiveShop app, create a free account and choose Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation as your preferred charity.

2. To sell an item, click “Give” and choose RVCF as your charity. Post photos and a description of your item. Once an item has been sold, the transaction is processed automatically and funds are sent directly to the Foundation. You can arrange a pick-up time with the buyer. Watch for your charitable receipt in your inbox! (NOTE: This may take up to a month to arrive.) 

3. To buy an item, click “Shop” and choose RVCF as your charity. All items listed will directly support the Foundation! Find an item you love and arrange to buy it from the seller. You can enjoy your new item knowing it supports a more sustainable future for you and your community!

Happy shopping! Learn more about the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s work at

About the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation:

The Foundation is a registered environmental charity working to help protect and conserve the lands and waters of the Rideau Valley watershed in Eastern Ontario. The Foundation complements and supports the work of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority by raising funds and in-kind gifts for three major areas of conservation work: land care through tree planting, trail maintenance, and picnic tables, benches, boardwalks; river care through water quality monitoring, biodiversity monitoring, wetland inventories, invasive species removal and clean water projects; and conservation education through outdoor learning experiences, accessible programs and public events. 


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