4 August 2010
U.S.-Canada: CPT Boutique accepting valuables from donors; all profits support work of CPT
You know that valuable old necklace handed down from your Aunt Agatha that you never wear and your children don’t want? Or that antique china you think is kind of hideous? Or your sister’s stamp/coin collection? Or that designer outfit that doesn’t fit you?
Put it to work for peace! CPT now has a boutique in the Ebay store, Kathy’s Hideous Little Ego. CPT will accept any legal, valuable item that can mail easily.
Some examples of things that sell well:
Old issues of defunct magazines
Coins and stamps
Designer clothes and handbags
Vintage (pre-1980) clothing
Vintage china (pre-1970)
Figurines with high-profile names like Steuben
Electronics like cell phones that work perfectly, but got left in a drawer
when you upgraded
Small antiques of any sort.
Pack them up and mail them to:
155 Chadwick Dr.
Rochester, NY 14618
Canadian donors can send their donations to:
25 Cecil Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1N1
Because the store proprietor lists items on a very part-time basis, items may take weeks to appear in the Boutique.
Please tell us what you think your item is worth (one way of checking is looking up similar items on www.ebay.com. Items generally sell better if there is a story attached, for example…
“I wore this dress to my high school prom in 1968. My boyfriend, when he saw it, said I looked like a wedding cake (intended as a criticism). Dumped him, kept the dress.”
“A friend gave me this Pre-Columbian pot when I visited her in Oaxaca. It lasted for 1200 years in Mexico, but broke as soon as I got it back to Rochester, NY. I glued it back together.”
“This butter dish is the last thing leftover from my great-grandmother’s china set. Probably because no one in my family likes butter.”
“These are my son’s Boys Life magazines from the 1970s. He has three girls now. It’s time to let them go.”
Ebay buyers often have questions about certain items. It would be helpful if you gave your e-mail address, if they have questions that we can’t answer (e.g., how old it is, where it was purchased.) Please also indicate whether you would like a receipt for your donation. If you have questions, contact CPTausten@yahoo.com.
Not only will you be simplifying your life, you will be supporting the peace and human rights work of CPT in Colombia, Iraq, Palestine and in North American aboriginal communities.