Proceeds for Poverty shifts from three-day yard sale to online shopping
TROUTVILLE, Va. Like almost everything else in 2020, a large, popular Botetourt County yard-sale fundraiser looks a lot different this year. This year, Proceeds for Poverty isnt happening at Rainbow Forest Baptist Church off Route 460, instead, you can now shop the annual sale right from your phone. Since 2011, the churchs massive three-day sale has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for people here at home and around the world. The cool thing is with this event 100% of all the funds go to help people living in poverty, explained event coordinator Charlene Smith. Every online sale rings up to lives changed.
Massive yard sale to make a difference in Roanoke Valley and beyond
ROANOKE (WSLS) - Set up is underway for a massive annual yard sale that makes a difference near and far through Global Partners in Peace and Development. A hundred percent of the money raised at the sale will go to those living in extreme poverty around the world and in the Roanoke Valley. Organizers say people are so generous in giving the items that are for sale. Once the sale is over on Saturday volunteers will start collecting donations for 2016's sale. If you would like to support Proceeds for Poverty stop by Rainbow Forest Baptist Church at 1338 Rainbow Forest Dr. Troutville August 13th – 15th.