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Introducing GiveShop

Published July 08, 2021

What do the dusty exercise bike in your basement and the dress in your closet (that you haven’t worn in years) have in common? They can both become cash donations to RCRG thanks to GiveShop – a new and innovative online marketplace that allows users to donate or purchase gently used items, with the sale proceeds benefiting RCRG.

Donors also receive a tax receipt for all items sold on the GiveShop marketplace!

Another great benefit of GiveShop is that it helps keep used items out of the landfill. A true win-win-win-win for donors, buyers, RCRG, and the environment!

Check out the marketplace today, sign up for a free account, and start buying and selling clothing, electronics, housewares, sports equipment, and pretty much anything else. The best part? With every transaction, you'll be supporting RCRG!

Broadening GiveShop's Reach

It's important to note that GiveShop is new to the Vancouver region, and its presence will grow over the coming weeks and months. RCRG is one of the first organizations to give it a try, which is exciting! Just as exciting, though, is the prospect of adding more Richmond non-profits to the site.

If your organization would like to set up its own GiveShop marketplace, contact us at 604-279-7020 or info@rcrg.org, and we'll get you in touch with the GiveShop team.

A diverse range of local organizations will attract a larger audience, which means more donors, more buyers, and more money to Richmond charities!

Patience Is Key

GiveShop presents an amazing opportunity - for donors, buyers, charities, and businesses, who can use the platform for teambuilding activities like Virtual Garage Sales and Charity Shopping Sprees.

But it will take time for the benefits to materialize. Right now, on the local marketplace, you might not find any items that strike your fancy. Likewise, if you post something for sale, it may take a while to find a buyer.

With ongoing promotion, however - both from GiveShop and the organizations that use it - we're confident the platform will soon become a powerful means of connecting community-minded donors and buyers.

You can help GiveShop grow by buying or selling items on RCRG's marketplace, or simply by spreading the word among friends, family, and co-workers. Surely, they'll be happy to know there's an alternative to Craigslist and Kijiji - one where selling used goods also happens to do good!