EXETER - Turn your electronics, designer clothes and shoes, and sports equipment gathering dust in the attic into a donation for the Swasey Park Pavilion.
The iSOLD It on eBay store in Exeter is holding a fund-raiser for the Swasey Park Pavilion. Items valued at $50 or more will be auctioned on eBay, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to the pavilion project.
The store charges a flat fee of 30 percent for its service, however for the fund-raiser, 5 percent of that will also go toward the pavilion project.
Owner Mark Babcock said there are several items that can turn around big money on eBay.
"It could be almost anything," he said.
Categories include electronics like cameras, computers and cell phones, jewelry and watches, designer clothing, antiques and collectibles, musical instruments, movie and television memorabilia, automobiles, sports equipment and event tickets.
"Its a great project being done with private money," he said about the pavilion project. "Theres a ton of people who are up for it. Everyone goes down for the Thursday night concerts and it can be used for a lot more things, and I live right above it. Im excited to see it built."
The project calls for construction of a new performance pavilion, replacing the worn-out wooden stage on Swasey Parkway. The project was spearheaded by Swasey Park Trustees and Exeter Area General Federation of Womens Clubs, which formed the Friends of the Swasey Park Pavilion in 2004.
Cost for the project is estimated at $90,000, and so far about $50,000 has been raised, leaving $40,000 to be raised. The new pavilion is expected to open at the start of the summer concert series season in June.
Babcock said everyone wants to contribute to this project, but may not have extra cash. Holding auction fund-raisers is a way for people to sell their items and make a donation at the same time.
"Everyone has an attic, basement or cellar. Go pick up two things and well turn it into $200 and theres your contribution," he said.
Those wishing to contribute can bring their items to the store at the intersection of 155 Portsmouth Ave., and Route 101 at King Motors Plaza. Let the staff know you want to sell your items on eBay for the fund-raiser.
To kick off the drive, the store will contribute about $500 toward the pavilion project.
The fund-raiser will run through June.
The store itself was founded through fund-raising, Babcock said. Founder and President Elise Wetzel started the store, which sells items on eBay for customers, to fund-raise for her local school in California.
For information or questions, call the store at 772-4401.