Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kaylyn Donohue ’16 at one of our CSUF Startup Incubator events. Kaylyn is one of our bright student-entrepreneurs and she recently tested out her minimum viable product (MVP) for her concept Garage Gains.
Unlike other garage sales, Garage Gains did not put price tags on any of their items being sold. Instead, business and entrepreneurship students in charge of the sale, told people to pay what they wanted to donate to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
“We really just encouraged people to pay the price that they felt was justified to give back to children’s hospital,” said Kaylyn Donohue, 21, pursuing a minor in business entrepreneurship. “At first we were thinking about giving set prices but a lot of people were actually willing to pay a little bit more through that donation request.”
As part of a community outreach project, seven Cal State Fullerton students worked to partner with the children’s hospital to develop a non-profit organization—based on the concept of a garage sale. Now, with the help of generous donations and a unique pricing system, Garage Gains is working to help communities around the nation.
Source: A Garage Sale for the Community and Charity
Click on the link above to read the rest of this story and go to Garage Gain’s Facebook Page to see when they are planning on bringing their charity garage sales to your neck of the woods.
If you are part of a family business and you were looking for tips on how to give back to the community then you should seriously think about attending this event:
Three business leaders will discuss the importance of companies contributing back to their communities Wednesday, March 14, as part of “Does Your Community Know You Are There? How Giving Back to Your Community Benefits Everyone,” sponsored by Cal State Fullerton’s Family Business Council.
Dennis Kuhl, chair of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Wing Lam, founder of Wahoo’s Fish Tacos; and Annemarie Dillard, director of contemporary sportswear for Dillard’s Inc., will share their insights.
Wednesday, March 14
4:30-7:30 p.m. (dinner provided by Wahoo’s Fish Tacos)
Meridian Sports Club
1535 Deerpark Dr., Fullerton, 92831
The Family Business Council, operating within the CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, is a partnership between the business community and university. Its mission is to enhance the well-being and survivability of family businesses by providing opportunities for education, interaction and information tailored to business needs and concerns.
Free for first-time family business attendees interested in becoming a member of the Family Business Council. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Robbin Bretzing at 657-278-4182 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.