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Salvo Garage Sales

by Innovation Team | Aug 19, 2019 | in Archived Ideas
Open Ideas/S1 - Sep-Nov 2019

Salvo Garage Sales looks at two markets.

ONE - Personalized garage sales. The Salvo Garage Sale team engages with home owners in affluent suburbs to organise a garage sale on their behalf. The sale is promoted, and administered (including on day sales team) by the Salvo Garage Sale team. An agreed portion (25%-100%) of proceeds go to the work of the Salvos, after administration costs are deducted. There is also the opportunity to utilise online sales prior to the sale day.

TWO - The Salvo Garage Sale weekend. This is a yearly event where families are encouraged to have their own garage sale and donate the proceeds. The Salvos promote the weekend and locations, raising awareness and community engagement.  

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Neri Morris Sep 6, 2019

This is a great way to also help families minimise the environmental impact we have with council clean-ups. Part of why council clean-ups are so good is the convenience of just putting stuff on the street. By providing teams to facilitate the garage sale on a households behalf makes it more convenient and will keep items that are not broken/damaged out of landfill.


michael schreck Sep 13, 2019

Agreed... Also, I've got so much stuff in spare rooms and in my garage. I'd be more than happy to donate it to the Salvos if they did all the work (or helped)... This is not only an innovative way to generate donations, but also a great community activity... I love it!


Peter Mushenko Sep 16, 2019

Love the idea - particularly the second one about promoting 1 or two Salvos Garage Sale Weekends.. the first idea might be labour intensive however and you'd still need the place to hold the garage sale. I love the creative thinking!


Prilly K Oct 7, 2019

Could this be on top of the limit of 2 garage sales that the Council enforce (in some areas). And if the Salvos can also add additional marketing of the numbers of garage sales in a calendar, so people can potentially garage sale hop to help the sales.


Katie Kell 11 months ago

Recently I saw a rugby team here in Brisbane giving all their spare kit and clothes to one of the poorest communities in Australia. Really similar to this and a great idea.


Neri Morris 11 months ago

Status label added: Archived


Neri Morris 10 months ago

Status label added: Open Ideas/S1 - Sep-Nov 2019