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Garage sale

What is it?

  • Organise a garage sale and support the British Red Cross!
  • Raise money by selling unwanted items for a suggested donation.

What you’ll need

  • A date to have it
  • A stall
  • Lots of things to sell that you, your friends or family don’t want to keep any more
  • Suggested donation prices for each of your items
  • Friends to help you run the stall
  • A venue for your sale – traditionally these take place at the front of houses
  • Permission from your youth leader or teacher
  • A way of making sure everybody knows about it so they can come along. Think about the ways you can do this – maybe using posters, newsletters or announcements
  • A safe, sealed or lockable place to keep the money you raise
  • Someone who can write a cheque for the amount you raise

Top tips

  • Set your day a few weeks ahead so you have plenty of time to tell everyone about it.
  • Make sure your stall doesn’t block any paths or areas cars might need to get through.

All about the money

  • Once the event is over and you’ve collected all the money, post us a cheque (made payable to the British Red Cross) for the amount you raised, along with a copy of the banking form from the module five facilitator's notes. Our address details are also on the same page as the form.
  • If you have any questions about sending us money or want to ask for other advice, please contact our fundraising team on 0844 412 2728 or

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