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Topic: Donating physical items vs. selling to raise money?  (Read 2287 times)
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« on: August 09, 2014 05:57:53 PM »

I recently lost my grandfather to skin cancer and I've been tossing around the idea of making a donation to a charity in his memory. I was planning on crocheting him a blanket for Christmas this year, before he passed, and I think I'd like to donate a blanket somewhere in his honor.

But then I was wondering, would it be better to donate the actual blanket or try to sell/auction it somewhere to raise money for a monetary donation instead? I feel like with the blanket I'd be limiting myself with regards to where I could donate it, but I'm not sure how successful selling/auctioning the blanket would actually be.

Does anyone have experience one way or the other, and which would people recommend?

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014 11:43:36 PM »

I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel like it would probably depend on the specific charity and what their needs are.  If you wanted to donate to, say someone in a nursing home, the actual physical object would probably give someone a lot of joy. But if you wanted to donate to cancer research, then selling it and donating the money might be a better option. Is there something that was important to your grandpa that might help you decide?

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014 02:44:01 PM »

Thanks for the response. My grandpa was a church minister so I was considering maybe donating to some church organization, either for a church fundraiser or if they're affiliated with any nursing homes. But I'm several states away from where he was a minister and not affiliated with any church in this area so I'm not sure the best way to go about looking into this.

Starting to think that selling the blanket and donating the money might be easier...

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015 10:39:13 AM »

you could look into ebay giving works. you can auction the item, and choose from a list of charities for the money to go to. if there is a specific event in your area with a silent auction, it may go well there. a silent auction feel more personal, but ebay may be open to more people.

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