Group collecting donations
Big Brothers and Sisters of Portage County have a partnership with the Fabulous Finds Thrift Superstores. Items are donated to Big Brothers and Sisters and then re-sold by Fabulous Finds.
The stores then give a percentage of all sales to Big Brothers and Sisters so the nonprofit agency can run its one-to-one youth mentoring program.
Residents of Stow, Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls and Portage County can have their used furniture picked up for free by calling Ron McGee at the Streetsboro Fabulous Finds store, 9048 Route 14, at 330-422-0039.
Donors will receive a tax deductible receipt from Big Brothers and Sisters.
Individuals who wish to donate a motorcycle, car, truck, or van to a non-profit agency and receive a tax deduction can do so by calling Big Brothers and Sisters at 330-296-6655.
Vehicles will be picked up in three days or less after the call. To donate, individuals need to have the title and keys.
Big Brothers and Sisters will pick up vehicles free of charge for residents who live in the following areas: anywhere in Portage County, Auburn Township, Chardon, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Middlefield, Munroe Falls, Munson Township, Newton Falls, Parkman, Silver Lake, Solon, Stow, Tallmadge and Twinsburg.
Vehicles are repaired and re-sold or parts are sold from them.
Profits from this fundraiser are used by the non-profit agency to run its one-to-one youth mentoring program.
Big Brothers and Sisters of Portage County and Midway Autoin Ravenna have combined to pick up 2,562 vehicles in the past five years.