Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Is Ebay the Answer?

12-16-08 UPDATE~ We're trying to find a solution so we can start posting donations. We may have to do an ebay site for a short time while coming up with a better idea...but we've had some great ideas come in and we're hoping it won't be long!

My friend Alexis and I have started an Etsy site in the meantime to sell her amazing portraits she has done of some of the children at the Rescue Center in Haiti. You MUST check it out!

Please let us know if you have any more great ideas!

We're busy trying to figure out where the best place to sell donations would be. We were hoping to use Etsy, because it's just a cool/happy/art- filled place to be....but their rules don't allow donated artwork to be sold from there. Bummer. So we're thinking ebay. Ebay isn't the best place for this because of the fees, but it also allows for lots of people who are searching for items to come across the things that are being sold. Kinda good~Kinda bad.

Our goal is to start ASAP getting our Non-Profit Status (which is a HECK of lot of work we're learning) and then we will be able to sell off of ebay without any fees being taken out. We obviously want ALL the money to go to the Rescue Center. Not to ebay! As great as ebay is and all, we're trying to help kids here! ;)

If anyone has a great idea about a better way to sell donations, please let us know. We're so excited and thankful for all the people who are interested in donating and the Rescue Center is SO excited to have artists who care about the kids there and want to help!

Please email me (Roberta) at artistsforhope@gmail.com or leave a comment with any questions or ideas you might have, or if you want to donate or help in some way. Thank you!!!

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