Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and most of the country is starting to thaw out from an unusually long winter predicted by the famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil. In fact, most people would say that we are well into the season known as Spring-or as we like to call it, Garage Sale for Orphans season!
This past month, we’ve talked a lot about our Garage Sale for Orphans initiative and how your excess can change the world. And while we’ve encouraged you to do some spring cleaning, we’ve decided to do some of our own.
We are pleased to introduce our new Garage Sale for Orphans website!
Over the past few months, our staff and volunteers have worked hard to offer an easier, user-friendly experience to enhance your involvement, equip your tribe and empower you to host the best Garage Sale party ever. We’ve even partnered with Ideation, a creative agency who will help us make Garage Sale for Orphans a global movement for doing good. This is just one step of many that we are committed to in our efforts to raise $1,000,000 in 3 years! (yes, you read that correctly)
And while you’ll discover a few changes, it’s still a simple 3 step process:
#STEP1-Pick a Project
You’ll notice we are now featuring three projects on our homepage. Our Garage Sale party hosts have been amazing, constantly asking to support the biggest needs of the children, leaders, and communities we serve in Haiti, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Thus, the three featured projects on the homepage will do just that, as they are identified by our leaders on the ground as the most urgent projects. Once each project is funded, we will add the next most urgent to feature, and so on. Of course, the rest of our projects will be a click away on a separate page.
#STEP2-Host A Garage Sale
We recognize the time and dedication you are investing when you host a Garage Sale party. Plus, we want you and your group to be as successful as possible! Not just for the project you choose, but by coming together as a community and engaging others to fight extreme poverty. Because of this, we’ve added some new printable and on-line resources to help in marketing your event. In a few weeks, we’ll even be adding an animated instructional video.
#STEP3-Donate the Funds
The best part! You and your team can celebrate all of your hard work by donating the funds to the project you picked. Our new user-friendly site not only makes it easier to make a donation, but to follow your project from start to finish.
We are humbled and honored that you choose to stand beside us as we continue to transform the lives of ONE CHILD, ONE LEADER, and ONE COMMUNITY, one project at a time. Our hope is to see these struggling communities become self-sustaining,being led and run long-term by local leaders and communities. And by supporting these life-changing projects, YOU are making this hope a reality.
Thank you for allowing your excess to change the world!