Clayton residents invited to join giant community garage sale

Sale hosts Clayton Heights Secondary Project Equal club saving up to buy a new school in Nicaragua with proceeds

in March

in March

Have you been busy spring cleaning but don’t have a garage to sell your good condition castoffs and nearly new items?

No problem.

Clayton Heights Secondary students are hosting a giant community garage sale sponsored by local Realtor Robbie Johal this Saturday at the school.

The event runs June 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., providing a prime venue for neighbours, local artisans and others to sell their goods.

Organized by Project Equal, a school club that works to raise awareness and funds for local and global causes, the event is a fundraiser to help support the club’s bid to pay for a new school in Nicaragua.

Donated items will be accepted June 10 (Thursday) for sale at the event. Anything donated to Clayton Heights Secondary that doesn’t get sold will be donated to the Salvation Army, says  student Tyler Warnock, a Project Equal club member.

There will be live music all day, plus food and refreshments available at Big Red’s poutine food truck.

Project Equal will also be selling items from the club’s clothing and jewellery line, created by sustainably-sourced, sweatshop-free suppliers. The club’s T-shirts and beanies will be available, along with a limited supply of hoodies. Find more information at www.instagram.com/projectequal

All proceeds from those sales and sales at the event will be directed towards the club’s goal of buying a new school in Nicaragua.

In March, the students worked in the community of El Traphiche, Nicaragua, through a student volunteer program sponsored by Free the Children. The Project Equal club has also been fundraising to build another school in that country. They have so far raised $9,000 this school year and hope to raise at least $1,000 at the garage sale.

“We are confident that we will exceed that goal and hopefully be able to buy more for families and communities in Nicaragua,” Warnock said. “This will be an amazing way to connect our community, let people sell their items and raise money and donations for an amazing cause.”

The club strives to support local charities and organizations through its monthly school bake sales, donating proceeds to the Surrey Food Bank, Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS), and $700 towards Fort McMurray fire relief, along with causes with an international focus.

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