The RVCF is thrilled to be the first environmental charity partnering with GiveShop, an Ottawa-based online community marketplace that supports local charities.
Like other online buy-and-sell platforms, GiveShop users can post new and gently-used items for sale on the app or website. But sale proceeds are donated directly to the Foundation, and the seller gets a charitable tax receipt for the full sale amount instead.
This offers huge benefits for everyone involved:
- the seller clears out their space and gets a charitable tax receipt;
- the buyer gets a great deal;
- the item is spared from landfill, which is great for the planet;
- users support an innovative local business and its growing team;
- and the Foundation receives much-needed funds to continue supporting critical environmental programs such as tree planting, water quality research and outdoor education.
How it works:
To buy or sell items on the platform, donors can set up a simple, free account through www.GiveShop.ca or on the app for iPhone and Android. Within minutes you can post your new and gently used items for sale on the platform under the Foundation’s name, or shop for items being sold in support of our work.
GiveShop handles all transactions, with proceeds going directly to the Foundation. The seller then arranges pickup with the buyer.
Virtual Garage Sale:
Corporations of any size can host or participate in a virtual garage sale campaign in support of the Foundation. It’s a great team-building opportunity and can even get competitive with multiple internal teams competing to raise the most money! With full support from the GiveShop team, these virtual garage sales are a great way to get involved without asking for cash donations.
Donations and prizes:
We welcome businesses to donate items to help the Foundation raise funds and create awareness of our fundraising efforts. These items, whether they’re last season’s stock or a donated prize, can be sold on the site to generate cash or used as a prize incentive to get people involved in the fundraising campaign.
Campaign media sponsor:
When the Foundation is running a campaign, GiveShop will help corporate partners to become media sponsors for our event. GiveShop provides high-quality paid advertising products with local media partners at a discounted rate, all in support of the Foundation.