WDMH Foundation becomes first charity in SD&G to fundraise through new Ottawa-based app

A new local app is giving the community a new way to get rid of things piling up in your closets and garages, while benefiting the WDMH Foundation at the same time.

Launched in early 2020 by Ottawa entrepreneurs Mark Farrell and John Farah, GiveShop is a local online platform where sellers can post their goods and buyers can make an offer on the items. “It’s a lot like Kijiji or Facebook Marketplace,” explains Cindy Ault Peters, Manager of Direct Mail & Events. “The big difference is that when an item is purchased, the proceeds go directly to the WDMH Foundation. The seller then receives an income tax receipt for the amount that their item sold for.”

The WDMH Foundation is excited to partner with GiveShop and to be the first charity in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to offer this new way to support local health care. Donors can easily post gently used items on the GiveShop site and when their item sells, they receive a tax receipt in return. Or people can buy a great item on the site, knowing that every transaction supports the WDMH Foundation.

Download the free GiveShop app and easily start posting or buying items. Watch as the marketplace grows with new items for sale. GiveShop encourages all users to practice social distancing and proper infection control precautions when meeting up to exchange purchased items.

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