Local businesswoman and Swink Style Bar founder Natalie Angelillo recently launched SwopBoard, an online market place (less sketchy than Craigslist and more local that eBay) geared towards Seattle parents looking to buy and sell gently used goods while raising money for area schools. Ten percent of every transaction goes to the school of the seller's choice, and buyers can search for items that benefit specific schools in their neighborhood.
Listing an item is technically free, but sellers are required to pay a three percent PayPal fee and a SwopBoard sales fee in addition to the ten percent deducted when an item sells—making the marketplace less of a money maker and more of a way to clean out closets in support of a good cause.
Current items include ice skates, winter clothes, furniture, and a selection of vintage housewares by spotlight store Window Darlings. It's a total grab bag, so next time you're in the market for a tricycle, baby carrier, or hamster habitat keep this charitable site in mind.