Proceeds for Poverty Sale Days

Proceeds for Poverty is a massive 2-day sale in Roanoke, VA where 100% of the proceeds help people in need around the world. We invite you to shop a huge variety of items in the Family Life Center (gym) of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church. Click the menu items below for more information on item donations and volunteering. Collection week takes place the week leading up to the sale.

2024 Sale Dates

August 9-10




Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Proceeds for Poverty. We need people like you to make an event like this a success. There are both sitting and standing jobs. Children are welcome to volunteer with parental supervision. Volunteer opportunities are as follows (Note: you do not have to volunteer for the whole day in order to sign up. Shifts or partial shifts are helpful too!)


August 3 (Sat) | 9am-1pm (Large Item Donations, Sorting, and Pricing Day)

August 5-7 (Mon-Wed) | 9am-5pm

August 8 (Thurs) | 9am-12pm

Stock, load, unload, pick up, move furniture, clean, and display, and/or price items. 


August 9th  8am-4pm

August 10th  8am-1pm

Provide customer service, restock items, supervise sales floor, and move furniture.

Item Donation FAQs

NOTE: Please DO NOT drop anything off at the church before collection week, as we are using the facility that week only. Early donations will need to be coordinated with Charlene Smith and brought to our office. or 540-765-4300.


Collection week hours:

August 3 (Sat) | 9am-1pm

August 5-7 (Mon-Wed) | 9am-5pm

August 8 (Thurs) | 9am-12pm

We accept almost anything in good working condition: appliances, antiques, electronics, furniture, jewelry, sporting goods, tools, baby and kids toys, DVDs, CDs, kitchen items, home décor items, cars, boats, and whatever else you can think of.

We do not accept clothing, entertainment centers, pianos, exercise equipment, box TVs, or china cabinets (hutches).

There are several local clothing donation options we recommend if you would like to donate clothing to a good cause: 

Please bring your items to 1338 Rainbow Forest Dr. (in the church gymnasium) during collection week. There will be volunteers there to help you unload.


General FAQs

Is it really 100%?

Yes, we give 100% of the profits towards the causes we have chosen. The event is volunteer-supported, and any costs are subsidized by organizations, businesses, and individuals like you. This is how we are able to give 100% of the donated funds to people in need.

What is the 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, Slovakia, Uganda 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 is the address?

Family Life Center (Gym) of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church

1338 Rainbow Forest Drive, Troutville, VA 24175


Can I Choose Which Cause My Donation Supports?

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

Can I Get a Tax Deductible Receipt?

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! Part of the proceeds from this event will go to Street Ransom, a local organization that assists survivors of sex trafficking. All donations that do not sell will go to local organizations and groups to help those in need in Roanoke Valley. Poverty affects so many people in the U.S., 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. 

How can I help get the word out?

  • Llike our Proceeds for Poverty Facebook page and invite your friends to the event.
  • If you live near the Roanoke area, request a yard sign to promote the event.
  • Request flyers to pass out at events, your workplace, to friends and family, or a local restaurant.
  • Email or text a link to this P4P page.

Got more questions?

Please contact us at or 540-765-4300.

Past Impact

Over $350,000 has been raised since 2011 to help people in poverty!

Contact and Location



Phone: 540.765.4300.

Facebook: RSVP and share our event: Proceeds for Poverty  

Instagram: Follow us @global_partners



Rainbow Forest Baptist Church

1338 Rainbow Forest Dr.

Troutville, VA 24175

Tax Receipt Form

Click here for a tax deductible receipt.

Media appearances

To see media coverage of Proceeds for Poverty, click here.

View 2023 Flyer

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