How to Join

If your organiztion would like to participate in Garage Sale Bonanza, 

just simply email the IRS 501c3 Determination Letter to: 

or mail it to :

Amber Place

c/o Garage Sale Bonanza

PO Box 174

Jefferson, OH 44047

Charity Information


How Donations Work

$50,000 in Income

- $5,000 in Expenses

$45,000 to Distribute

15,000 hrs Total GSB 

Volunteer Hours

2,500 hrs Individual NPO Contribution

2500/15,000 = 16.7% Percentage 

of Volunteer Hours

45,000 x 16.7% = 

$7,515 Proceeds to the NPO


Charities Involved

  1. Damsels in Distress
  2. Special Olympics
  3. Rustler Ranch
  4. Leaves for Life
  5. Ashtabula Senior Center
  6. Girl Scout Troop 
  7. Spiderweb
  8. Jefferson Village Depot
  9. Jefferson VFW
  10. Lighthouse Harvest​
  11. Christian Faith Academy
  12. H2O
  13. Hannah's House


Donation Proccesing

Most of what we take in we sell at the Garage Sale Bonanza. 

Items that we do not sell we donate to our participating Non-Profit Organizations. 

For example, we do not sell Automobiles or Real Estate so we use it or we direct it to the appropriate organization that can use it. 

Anything that does not sell is made available for needy families of Ashtabula County. 

Now that we have a permanent location, some items will be able to be held over for future Garage Sale Bonanzas.

Charity Descriptions

Damsels in Distress

 The Damsels in Distress Program transforms distressed items (Persons, Places, Things) into desirable goods by teaching reconditioning, repurposing, and up-cycling techniques. This program puts into action skills so the DiD volunteer can gain real world experience from the application of making basic repairs. 

Special Olympics

Builds confidence and positive self-images for incredible child and adult athletes that represent Ashtabula County

Leaves for Life

Nutritional supplements derived from exotic plants and economic development through propagating self sustaining plantations in Guatemala and processing the supplements for sale locally in Dorset, OH 

Ashtabula Senior Center for Active Living

  Ashtabula County Council on Aging provides Senior Citizens with education and wellness, activities, and supportive services

Christian Faith Academy

Christian school that provides traditional classroom instruction with a Biblical worldview perspective and curricula for preschool through 9th grade in downtown Ashtabula

Jefferson Village Depot

Interactive village containing several 19th century living history buildings and train station

Site Content

Lighthouse Harvest

Provides food through its food distribution programs, soup kitchen, food pantry, and student backpack weekend and summer lunch program to local families


 A  clothing closet that provides toys and housewares to children and families. Cinderella’s Closet, where teen girls can acquire formal wear and accessories for Homecoming and Prom. Includes a free tutoring program for elementary school age children during the summer 

Rustler Ranch

  Uses horseback riding as therapeutic and rehabilitative treatments and sells farm raised beef by donation 

Girl Scout Troop 80525

Teaches young ladies how to be entrepreneurial 

Jefferson VFW

Honors combat veterans of foreign wars in the Jefferson area


Provides construction services to those in need