MACCABI USA TEAMS UP WITHWEBTHRIFTSTORE.COM TO TURN UNNEEDED GOODS INTO CASH
New Online Thrift Store Provides an Innovative Way for Non-Profits to Raise Money
Philadelphia, PA, February 28, 2012 – Maccabi USA, a not-for-profit dedicated to building Jewish Pride through Sports, today announced that it has teamed up with WebThriftStore.com to launch an online thrift store that enables anyone to donate goods for sale to benefit Maccabi USA, which receives the sales proceeds. Maccabi USA’s web thrift store is open to anyone – whether they’re just cleaning out their closets, donating items instead of cash, looking for tax deductions, or seeking bargains – at
According to NPD Research, there is an estimated $700 billion of stuff cluttering homes and costing people money in storage facilities throughout the United States. WebThriftStore.com offers a simple way to help the public quickly and easily get these items into the hands of people who want them, while at the same time helping causes which are important to them.
“We are excited to partner with WebThriftStore.com and provide our supporters with an innovative, new way to support our cause,” said Jed Margolis, Executive Director, Maccabi USA. “In lieu of making a monetary donation, you can now convert all of your unneeded goods into cash and help enrich the lives of Jewish youth around the world.”
Prices on WebThriftStore.com 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 via The United States Postal Service, or they can arrange local delivery of purchases directly with buyers. Shipping supplies are available free of charge. All purchases are backed by WebThriftStore.com’s 30-Day Buyer Assurance Guarantee.
“We are honored that MaccabiUSA has chosen to join us as a charity partner,” said WebThriftStore.com Founder and CEO Douglas Krugman. “WebThriftStore.com provides an easy and efficient way to support this wonderful organization. It makes sense for everyone–charities, donors and shoppers – and it’s a win-win for all.”
ABOUT MACCABI USA
Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a co-founder of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora. MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and excellence in sport. For more information, please visit our website at www.maccabiusa.com.
WebThriftStore.com 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 USPS. Any registered 501(c)(3) charity can partner with WTS to open its own dedicated web thrift store, with no up-front fees or subscription fees. Founded in 2010 by Douglas Krugman, the company is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit: www.WebThriftStore.com.