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Spring Cleaning? Put Your Efforts Towards Supporting PWS Research!

Hosting a garage / yard sale doesn't only help you de-clutter: it can be a great way for you and your friends, family, and community to raise money for PWS research. Here's how to do it!

spring-cleaning-put-your-efforts-towards-supporting-pws-researchLooking for a quick FUNdraiser this spring? Grab a few friends and de-clutter for donations! Here's how to host a spring cleaning fundraiser for PWS research in 4 easy steps:

1. Ask supporters to donate items to your “garage sale” that they’d ordinarily give away or sell. Set up a virtual fundraising page with all the details of your sale and ways people can get involved. Here are some tips for getting your community, friends, and family involved:

  • Offer to pick up donated goods, or set a designated time for drop-off at your home
  • Ask friends to volunteer to help you set up the night before your sale and / or help on the day of the sale

2. Promote your sale on social media and through your other networks. Facebook is a great place to promote your donation garage sale, but don't forget email and other social networks such as Twitter. Use everything you have to get the word out. 

3. Set up shop in your yard, garage or a public space that gets a lot of traffic (with permission).

4. Donate the proceeds to support PWS research. Enter the grand total from your sale on your virtual fundraising page and mail your check to FPWR to support PWS research!

PWS Advocacy and Fundraising Toolkit

Topics: News

Sarah Peden


Sarah is FPWR's One Small Step coordinator. She became involved with FPWR shortly after the diagnosis of her daughter, Lily in late 2009. She first began fundraising through her “Running for Lillian” event where she and her friends raised funds for PWS research through peer-to-peer fundraising. Sarah joined the One SMALL Step team in 2012 holding her first of many walks in Bloomington, Indiana. Sarah has held multiple volunteer roles with our organization prior to joining our staff and was the chair of our Community Leadership committee from 2014-2015. She has more than 11 years of event planning experience with for-profit and non-profit organizations and hold a Bachelor of Science in Recreation with an emphasis in tourism, hospitality and event management from Indiana University.