• Charity Spotlight

    Scholarship America


    This week, we'll take a look at Scholarship America, an organization that makes secondary education possible for students who would otherwise be unable to afford it through generous gifts from sponsors and donors across the country. Scholarship America was started in 1958 by Dr. Irving Fradkin, an ...
  • Charity Spotlight

    Reading Is Fundamental


    This week, we'll take a look at Reading Is Fundamental (or RIF), an organization that reaches out to disadvantaged children to encourage literacy and instill a love of reading.  They accomplish this by providing free reading-related resources to the families most in need across the nation. The...
  • Auctions

    Participating in a Celebrity Auction


    Whether you're setting one up or buying from one, a celebrity auction can be a ton of fun!  It's a great way to raise money, since people will pay exorbitant prices for anything having to do with famous folks, and if you're interested in that kind of memorabilia or interaction (or know someone ...
  • Garage Sale Charity

    Determining If a Charity Has Merit


    Before you go and hold a garage sale for a charity, you want to make sure you're not supporting a scam or a fraud.  Determining if a charity has merit is a process that requires you to do a little hard investigation work, and sometimes to ask for the answers to questions people are refusing to ...
  • Garage Sale Charity

    Charity: Direct vs Advocacy


    There are two distinct categories of charity: direct and advocacy.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages.  If you prefer one over the other already, go ahead and choose one of that type to support through your garage sale charity.  If, however, you aren't sure what they are, o...
  • Charity Spotlight

    American Humane Association


    This week, we'll take a look at the American Humane Association, a non-profit organization that protects both children and animals, strengthening families by taking advantage of the bond between humans and animals. American Humane was founded in 1877, making a venerable member of the non-profit sce...
  • Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    After Your Garage Sale


    The last of your customers have driven away, and as the sun sets, it's time to close up shop.  After tending a garage sale all day, the last thing you want to do is pack everything up and deal with it ever again.  Hopefully you don't have too much left -- but if you do, there are some ways...






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