Proceeds for Poverty Frequently Asked Questions

100%, Really?!

Yes, we will give 100% of the profits towards the 5 causes we have chosen.  Global Partners in Peace and Development as well as the Proceeds for Poverty event are subsidized by organizations, businesses, and individuals like you. This is how we are able to give 100% of the funds to the designated causes. 

Purpose of Proceeds for Poverty?

Global Partners in Peace and Development (GPPD) believes that every life is valuable and looks for opportunities to help meet the basic needs of individuals and communities who are in need. The Proceeds for Poverty event will help GPPD meet the needs of people living in poverty in places like India, Haiti, Nepal, Slovakia and the Middle East. Our desire is that this event will unite the people of the Roanoke Valley. Together we can truly make a difference in the world. 

What to Give?

Whether you can give a lot or a just a little, every penny will make a difference in the life of someone living in poverty. We will take anything in good working condition: appliances, antiques, books, electronics, furniture, jewelry, sporting goods, tools, baby and kids things, toys, DVDs, CDs, kitchen items, home décor items, cars, boats, and whatever else you can think of. We do not accept entertainment centers or t.v.'s (unless flat screen). We  also do not accept youth/adult clothing, though if you do have youth/adult clothing that you would like to donate there is a local group, T.U.G.A., that gives away clothing to those in need in the Roanoke Valley. We will give whatever clothing you donate to TUGA, however, we cannot give a tax deductible receipt for your clothing donations.

How do I get my items to you?

VA - Now collecting donations - If you are able, please bring your items to 1331 Rainbow Forest Dr.  We are available to receive items Monday - Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm.  There will be someone there to help you unload your items. 

If you have large furniture items, appliances, or are moving, we will come pick it your items up beginning September 2016!  Please contact us by calling 540.765.4300.

Tags and Tax Deductible Receipt?

If you would like to have your items donated to a specific cause, please contact us so that we can make sure your items are marked. 

To receive a tax deduction, according to IRS regulations, you must complete a tax-deductible receipt which will be signed at the time of drop off or pick up. 

If you are not concerned with getting a tax deductible receipt you do not need to complete the form. 

Why not help people in poverty in the US?

This event actually will! All the donations that do not sell will go to local organizations and groups to help those in need in Roanoke and the Harrisburg Area. Poverty affects so many people in the U.S. too, but the majority of the poorest people in U.S.A are still in the top 15% of the world’s richest people. Global Partners sees both as important, but this particular event mainly focuses on some of the poorest people in the world. 

This is EPIC, how can I help get the word out?

Help grow Proceeds for Poverty by telling others about the event.

  • “like” us on our Proceeds for Poverty Facebook page, invite your friends to the event, and share the video on your wall.
  • If you have a lot of traffic or walkers in your neighborhood, you can post a yard sign to promote the event.
  • Pass out fliers at events, your work place, your business, to your friends and family, or get your favorite local restaurant to pass out fliers. Contact us with your name & address and we will send you fliers.
  • Email your local family and friends a link to our P4P page.

If there are further questions please contact us at or 540-765-4300.


P.O. Box 117, Blue Ridge, VA 24064 | 540-765-4300