It felt great to let go of some of my treasured items that haven’t seen the light of day in many years. I know that they will become treasured ‘finds’ for someone else, and that I’ll be helping charity in the process.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
WebThriftStore, the first online thrift store platform for charities, today encouraged children of all ages to give their mothers the gift all mothers have been asking for, for years: “Clean Up Your Stuff!”
As everyone scrambles to buy that special mom the perfect gift, why not give Mom what she has asked for countless times? Many not living with their mothers are still sharing space with them: the birds have flown, but the nest is not empty! What every mom would really like for Mother’s Day is to have her space back: a clutter-free basement, attic, garage or extra bedroom. And what mother wouldn’t be proud of a child who finally cleans out that spare space and donates good things to charity in her honor at WebThriftStore?
Isn’t it time to take care of all that forgotten clutter in Mom’s house? Doing so costs nothing, and donating it even results in a tax break. Plus, mothers hate when their children throw away good stuff. Here is a chance for all children to show their mothers how well they were raised: by cleaning, donating good stuff, and encouraging re-use—not throwing away good stuff and turning it into refuse.
Doug Krugman, WebThriftStore Founder and CEO, is leading the charge. This past weekend, Doug visited his mom on the East Coast and spent hours in her basement reliving memories and collecting items to post on WebThriftStore. “It felt great to let go of some of my treasured items that haven’t seen the light of day in many years. I know that they will become treasured ‘finds’ for someone else, and that I’ll be helping charity in the process.”
Krugman finally came to terms with the reality that, after 15 years of trying, he’s not going to convince his wife Lynn to let him setup his audiophile system in their apartment. That means he’ll never set up the Oracle turntable for which he paid what seemed like an astronomical sum, and he’ll never listen to his old records again. Both the turntable and some precious vinyl (from esoteric labels like Chesky Records, Sheffield Labs, Clean Cuts and Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab) are listed on WebThriftStore at prices that are steals for collectors. Since he’s leaving that world behind, Doug just wants an easy, hassle-free way to see that they go to someone who will be thrilled to have them, and that the money will go to a good charity.
Krugman has also listed a pair of KEF 103.2 speakers, some art pieces picked up in his travels, college books, the coolest Sony Walkman ever made, and beautiful hand-painted children’s furniture from artist Jane Keltner. His mother is very happy to be getting her basement back.
WebThriftStore enables any registered charity to create an online thrift store to which supporters can list items for sale to benefit the charity—without having to pick up the items, or having supporters drop them off, forcing the charity staff to fill up their own moms’ basements, spare bedrooms, and attics. With an estimated $700 billion of stuff cluttering homes throughout the U.S., WebThriftStore offers an easy way to support non-profit organizations, by creating an online thrift store where supporters can shop and donate. Prices on WebThriftStore are set by donors, and once items are sold, donors receive acknowledgment letters to substantiate 100 percent of their value as charitable contributions for tax purposes. Donors also receive free, prepaid mailing labels online, to print and affix to packages shipped for free via The United States Postal Service, or they can arrange local delivery of purchases directly with buyers. All purchases are backed by WebThriftStore’s 30-Day Buyer Assurance Guarantee.
WebThriftStore encourages all good children to clean out the basements, attics, garages, and extra bedrooms in their mothers’ homes this weekend. Remember: roses last a week or two, and mom’s doctor says she shouldn’t eat so much chocolate anymore, but a good child is a joy forever. WebThriftStore also invites friends to share stories and photos of cleaning up for Mother’s Day on the WebThriftStore Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/WebThriftStore
WebThriftStore features a variety of newly posted items on a daily basis that can serve as the perfect gift for Mom, or for everyday shopping. Shop, donate, and help support charities this Mother’s Day.
WebThriftStore enables any registered charity to create an online thrift store to which supporters, from the comfort of their homes, can list items for sale to benefit the charity. Buyers can shop for great bargains knowing that their payment goes to charity and all items carry a 30-Day Buyer Assurance Guarantee. Donors receive a tax receipt for 100 percent of the value of their item, prepaid shipping labels, free shipping supplies and free pickup from the United States Postal Service (USPS). Any registered 501(c)(3) charity can partner with WebThriftStore to open its own dedicated online store, with no up-front fees or subscription fees. Founded in 2010 by Doug Krugman, an experienced company builder with deep technical, financial and business skills, the business is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.WebThriftStore.com. Follow WebThriftStore on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WebThriftStore and on Twitter @WebThriftStore.