Tom Shobe – Founder. My passion for non-profit and charities began in the early 1990’s. I supported a friend during the Christmas season to provide clothes to the homeless in downtown Seattle. This inspired me to “step -it-up”. With the help of friends, family, and co-workers we would gather clothing, food, toiletries, toothpaste/brushes, blankets, gloves, hats, sleeping bags and such. During Thanksgiving for the next 25 years, we would distribute these items to brighten the day of someone less fortunate. In addition to the homeless drive, I began volunteering at charity auction events as a spotter, recorder, volunteer recruiter and silent auction organizer. Charity4USA was established and our goal is to be America’s Charity Connection.

Around 2000 I met Jay Fiske, a Bellevue, Washington based Auctioneer and founder of Maestrosoft & Northwest Benefit Auctions. Mr Fiske has traveled nationally and internationally as a Benefit auctioneer. Since 1995 MaestroSoft software has helped numerous organizations collectively raise Billions of dollars. As the oldest benefit auction software in the market, it helps streamline and simplify event management, increase profitability, and provide a smooth guest experience. Text2Bid and Text2Fund are great sources for managing mobile bidding and increasing donations, regardless of if the bidder/donor is attending the event. Click HERE and we will connect you to Jay and his team!

Charity4USA was created to be the portal for charities and non-profits – their events and how to connect.  Peruse the site and look for your favorite athletes, celebrities, local and national charities and non-profits. Thank you !

Tom S Shobe, Founder

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