Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 2012 – Maccabi USA, a not-for-profit dedicated to building Jewish Pride through Sports, today announced that it has teamed up with WebThriftStore.com  to launch an online thrift store that enables anyone to donate goods for sale to benefit Maccabi USA, which receives the sales proceeds. Maccabi USA’s web thrift store is open to anyone – whether they’re just cleaning out their closets, prefer to donate items instead of cash, looking for a tax deduction or seeking bargains – at https://maccabiusa.webthriftstore.com.

According to NPD Research, there is an estimated $700 billion of stuff cluttering homes and costing people money in storage facilities throughout the United States. WebThriftStore.com offers a simple way to help the public quickly and easily get these items into the hands of people who want them, while at the same time helping causes which are important to them.

“We are excited to partner with WebThriftStore.com and provide our supporters with an innovative, new way to support our cause,” said Jed Margolis, Executive Director, Maccabi USA. “In lieu of making a monetary donation, you can now convert all of your unneeded goods into cash and help enrich the lives of Jewish youth around the world.”

Prices on WebThriftStore.com are set by donors, and once items are sold, donors receive acknowledgment letters to substantiate 100 percent of their value as charitable contributions for tax purposes. Donors also receive free, prepaid mailing labels online, to print and affix to packages shipped via The United States Postal Service, or they can arrange local delivery of purchases directly with buyers. Shipping supplies are available free of charge. All purchases are backed by WebThriftStore.com’s 30-Day Buyer Assurance Guarantee.

“We are honored that Maccabi USA has chosen to join us as a charity partner,” said WebThriftStore.com Founder and CEO Douglas Krugman. “WebThriftStore.com provides an easy and efficient way to support this wonderful organization. It makes sense for everyone – charities, donors and shoppers – and it’s a win-win for all.”

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.