Yard Sale Benefits Families in Need

West Side Neighbors & Volunteer Sandy Carl

On Saturday, September 12th, the Seven Lakes West Events Committee hosted a yard sale located at the West End Fire Department.

The yard sale was a success with about twenty booths set up with families selling various household items.  The West End Fire Department received a $10 donation from each booth.

Charities also benefited from the yard sale such as the food pantry which operates out of West End United Methodist Church.  Non-perishable goods were contributed.

The event was set up by Laura Neilson, in charge of the Events Committee in the West Side.  Committee members assisted with the event as well.

“We collected a nice haul for the food pantry,” said Sandy Carl who helped to oversee the event.  “I think it went over very well.  Not only did people bring things, but it benefited the Fire Department, food pantry, and charity.”

GodSent Angels was invited to collect all the leftover items that families did not want to bring back home.  They made two trips to collect all the items for families in need.

One family was able to donate two dressers, a loveseat, and a recliner.  These items were taken to an at-need family in Robbins with five children.

“It’s nice to know it was going to a really good cause,” Sandy said.  “Seven Lakes West likes doing something charitable, too.”

With so many staying home over the past several months due to COVID-19, it was the perfect time for families to clean out and yard sale some items off.

Seven Lakes West may consider hosting the event again next year in the spring when families typically clean out their homes.

“It’s super to have all those people out at the same time having fun,” Sandy said.  “All we needed was music and food truck!  We’ll have to put that down as a thought for the next one.”