ChadTough Garage Sale Challenge 2018 FAQs

Why Garage Sales?

  • What little kid doesn’t love to shop garage sales? Chad certainly did! It brought him such joy to go house to house in his neighborhood looking for treasure! After Chad was diagnosed, his neighborhood rallied to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. They had over 70 houses participate in a neighborhood garage sale, raising thousands of dollars for research! And one of the best parts was watching the kids get involved by setting up bake sales, lemonade stands, or selling bracelets.

What does it mean to host a ChadTough Garage Sale?

  • To host a ChadTough Garage Sale, you are agreeing to donate a portion of your proceeds to The ChadTough Foundation and to share information about the foundation and the need for funding for pediatric brain cancer research.

How will I share information about The ChadTough Foundation and the need for funding for pediatric brain cancer research?

  • Share that proceeds will benefit The ChadTough Foundation as you spread the word about your ChadTough Garage Sale and at your event.
  • Print informational flyers from the Tools section to hand out at your event.
  • Download a digital flyer from the Tools section that you can customize, then post on your social media or email to friends and family to tell everyone about your ChadTough Garage Sale.

What is the best way to organize my neighborhood to do a ChadTough Garage Sale?

  • If you have a neighborhood group or homeowner’s association, reach out to the leaders. Download the informational flyer from the Tools section and share with them to explain the need for raising funds and awareness.
  • Reach out to your neighbors (live, phone, email, Facebook), explain what you are doing and why, and encourage them to join you.
  • Set up a Group Fundraising page through Crowdrise by clicking here, then encourage each family to create their own fundraising page. This will allow each family to accept credit card donations, and it will also allow friends and family who cannot visit the sale to make a donation if interested.

What are the best ways to market my ChadTough Garage Sale?

  • Advertise your sale in local classifieds (digital and/or print), through social media, and on Craig’s List.

Are there ways for the kids to get involved?

  • The ChadTough Foundation loves to see kids realize the importance of giving back. We have witnessed many examples of kids raising money with garage sales by setting up bake sales, lemonade stands, or selling bracelets.
  • This can also be a great chance for kids to go through their own things and identify items they don’t really need or use anymore. They can then sell those items to help raise funds for research.

What Tools are available?

  • Personal Fundraising Page. This will allow you to accept credit card payment or donations at your sale. You can also share this page in advance of your sale to encourage friends and family to donate if they cannot make your sale. Click here to set up your page.
  • “Charity Garage Sale benefitting The ChadTough Foundation” file that can be used to print posters or lawn signs for your event.
  • Digital file for a “Benefitting The ChadTough Foundation” logo
  • Digital file for an Informational Flyer that introduces The ChadTough Foundation and the need for research funding that can be used to print flyers for your event
  • Digital file for an Event Flyer that can be customized and shared with friends and family

Are donations tax deductible?

  • Any donations made through your personal fundraising page (via Crowdrise) or as a check made out to The ChadTough Foundation are tax deductible and will receive a receipt.

Is there a required donation?

The amount of your donation is completely up to you. You can opt to donate a certain dollar amount, a percentage of your sale, or all proceeds from the sale.

What is the best way to make my final donation?

  • To minimize fees, and to avoid sending cash through the mail, we encourage you to deposit all the money into your checking account, then write a check to The ChadTough Foundation. Send to The ChadTough Foundation, PO Box 907, Saline, MI 48176.

Who decides where the money goes?

What if someone asks for a receipt?

A supporter can receive a receipt in one of two ways:

  • Have them make their donation through your personal fundraising page
  • Have them make a check out to The ChadTough Foundation and include it when you send in your final donation.