John Perlinger hopes to raise money for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford through his website Charitables.com. (Submitted photo)

John Perlinger hopes to raise money for the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford through his website Charitables.com. (Submitted photo)

Charity website hopes to help Abbotsford food bank

Residents urged to post their stuff for sale and donate proceeds

A Fraser Valley man who runs a website to help people get rid of their unwanted stuff and raise money for charity is hoping to assist the Archway Food Bank of Abbotsford.

John Perlinger runs Charitbles.com, where people can sell their things – or services – and have the money go to a good cause.

The local food bank reported last week that their food supply is down due to shortages from people panic-buying because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perlinger said, with many people now working at home or self-isolating due to the pandemic, it could be a good time for them to go through their homes and see if there are any items they no longer need.

“I think this may be a time when many do a great deal of spring cleaning and reorganizing their homes,” Perlinger said.

They can list the items on charitables.com and select Archway Community Services as the beneficiary of the sale.

The buyers pay by credit card and the items can be left on the seller’s doorstep for pickup.

The sellers then receive a tax receipt.

Perlinger said the following items are the most-common goods sold online:

• books

• business and industrial items

• clothing, shoes and accessories

• collectibles

• consumer electronics

• crafts

• dolls and bears

• home and garden items

• motors

• pet supplies

• sporting goods

• toys

* antiques

• computers/tablets and networking

Any other charities interested in how they can use the platform are invited to email Perlinger at jperlinger@charitables.com.

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