All items $1 each
(except sausage sizzle at $2 each)
At Church 4 Life, 32 Sixth St Boolaroo
Saturday 27 April and Saturday 4 May
8am to 1pm
It all started around Australia Day when Gail looked at all the books and bric a brac people had donated with their clothes that we didn’t want to send to land fill and we didn’t have anywhere else to send. Gail looked at the mountain and said to Debbie “We need to ask Jesus for someone who want this so we don’t have to toss it into the dumpster”.
Debbie talked to Liz who suggested a Garage Sale. With the Church 4 Life Board onboard six week later we had our first Giant Charity Garage Sale! As we prepared and were scratching our heads over how best to price all the items, Jesus suggested to Lesley that we sell everything for $1 each. It means great bargains for buyers -win! – and more items will find new homes reducing what we have on hand – win!.
Meanwhile, our prayer group is praying for God to help us find money for new vehicles. We had one van stolen last year and another one die of old age. Our big truck is wheezing and shaking it’s way through it’s final days. Every dollar raised through our Garage Sale can help us get new vehicles to keep providing free home collections to our community. Win!
So Debbie rallied our team to organise volunteers for the day, got posters in local business windows, advertising on Rhema, on Facebook and distributing thousands of flyers in nearby letterboxed inviting our community come and grab some major bargains.
On Saturday 23 February the sky was grey as the rain came and went but we had an awesome day with wonderful support from the community. Hundreds of people walked away with treasures for $1 each and big smiles. We were so happy with the results… except…
….except we still have hundreds of books, dvds, bric a brac, household items that we don’t want to dump but people keep donating to us so we’re doing it all again on Saturday 27 April and Saturday 4 May. There will be new things to buy on both days. New items are unpacked and displayed through out the day so it’s not a case of first in best dressed as we don’t know what items will come out when. So come on by at 8am, grab some bargains, have a sausage sizzle then go through for a second round to see what else you can find. This the kind of win, win, win we love to create.
See you there!