Gearing Up: 3rd Annual Pay It Forward Garage Sale

It’s Back!

One of our favorite things about being a part of this couponing community is your willingness to serve and give back.  Seeing that in action each year during our Annual Pay It Forward Charity Sale makes us sob like babies (seriously, start stockpiling Kleenex cause we’re gonna need it!).

It all started a few years ago with a simple desire to help. What it has blossomed into the past two years has taken our breath away and reminded us how amazing our readers are (we’ve raised over $7,000!!!).

We are ironing out all of the details for our 3rd annual sale. We are thrilled to be partnering with Other Mothers Boise this year and suspect this sale will raise more money than ever! But as always, we do need your help with a few items of business as we prepare:

1. We need nominations. ASAP. Do you know a deserving family? Does someone near and dear to you have an immediate need that we can help with? Do you have a loved one struggling valiantly with circumstances beyond their control? We want to hear about them. Simply email us at fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot com and tell us their story. We will select the family/individuals we are going to help this year from your nominations.

2. Save the date. The sale this year will be September 16-17 (yep-it’s 2 days this year!) from 8am-3pm. Mark it down on your calendars now!

3. Wanna volunteer? We have always been nervous that no one will come out to help us and we will be in over our heads. But you guys always deliver in a HUGE way. This year we need your help before, during and after the sale. We need donations for the sale and the bake sale, man power to help tag, sort and organize all the sale items and then a little sale-day army to help man the event. You in?

4. We need your stuff! Get digging through your closets/garages/storage sheds and instead of calling up the Arc, save your gently used items for the sale. We’d love your clothing, books, baby items, furniture , games, toys, etc. Are you having a garage sale this summer? Save your leftovers for a great cause!

So are you ready for the most amazing sale yet? We sure are. Stay tuned for more info and GET THOSE NOMINATIONS IN!

*We will be closing nominations and selecting our families on July 18th. So HURRY!*


  • where does this take place & how do i nominate a family? like what kind of nominee situations are you looking for?

  • Julianne

    Same question as above….Where and How? Sounds like a wonderful idea. As a foster/adoptive mom to many (millions it seems like) there are so many that I know personally who are in need. The kiddos are abandonded many times again as soon as they turn 18 – and age out of the system. I want to help make others aware of the huge need of this part of our population.

  • Erica

    Wow, That sounds like A really great thing. I wish I lived there so I could help out as well. I donate all my freebies to the Abused Womens Shelter. Well keep up the good work and I hope this year will be as sucessful and even better than last year.
    Thanks Erica from Florida

  • Melissa

    Is this still happening? Its 9/5 and I haven’t heard anything since this post. I’ve been cleaning up and have a bunch of stuff to donate and am wondering if I still have somewhere to take it…? Please let me know thanks

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