It wasn’t your typical garage sale. First and foremost, there was no garage involved.
That’s because it took nearly every square inch of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church’s spacious gymnasium to hold all of the items offered at A Life to Live’s first community garage sale.
Thanks to countless supporters who donated everything from clothes and kitchenware to toys and electronics, we had a wide array of items for shoppers to browse through.
The bargain hunters were lined up outside the gym before the doors opened at 8 a.m., and there was a steady stream of shoppers throughout the day until closing at 3 p.m.
Many people took advantage of great deals, including filling up large storage boxes for the bargain price of $20.
When all was said and done, A Life to Live raised more than $1,600 in sales and donations. All proceeds will further our efforts to help homeless pets and achieve a no-kill Baytown by 2025.
While not every item was sold, we made sure the goods didn’t go to waste. Everything that was left over at the end of the day was donated to The Cookie Jar Resale Shop in Baytown.
Lindsey Reyes, adoption coordinator for A Life to Live, led the way in planning and running the garage sale. She had plenty of help during Friday night setup and on sale day from a team of volunteers, including sisters Edith and Crisol Napoles.
Thanks to Cedar Bayou Baptist Church for letting us use its facilities for the event. This may need to become an annual fundraiser.
Written by David Berkowitz, public relations coordinator.