By Kyra Young
CSC partnered with WebThriftStore to create a site that allows users to sell their unwanted items and donate the proceeds to poverty-fighting programs. Plus, in a refreshing change of pace from past web efforts by charities, the interface on https://csc.webthriftstore.com/ is actually user-friendly and modern. Development Director Dee Teem also points out that it turns unwanted merchandise into money for charities as well as tax deductions for donors.
“Donations are critical to our ability to help people overcome poverty and become self-reliant. Every day, we experience how it feels to help people and change their lives for the better. Now anyone can help just by cleaning out their closet. CSC is the agency that keeps a roof over people’s heads, heats their homes, keeps the lights on, and puts food on the table. We also provide education, conservation, and job training programs. WebThriftStore is a unique and easy way for anyone to contribute to our mission.”
As a state-designated “Community Action Agency” that serves Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties, CSC has been assisting with housing, nutrition, economic stability, and educational assistance programs since 1980.
To support this project or any of CSC’s poverty-fighting programs and services, visit their website at www.communityservices.us. Donations may be made through the website or mailed to the main office: Community Services Consortium, 245 Broadalbin St., Ste. 2A, Albany, OR 97321.