COVID and cold weather isn't stopping the Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club from fundraising for local and international charities.
The club is gearing up for its Gigantic Garage Sale on May 14 and 15, and is collecting donations for the event.
In 2020, the first-ever estate sale, or the “fancy name we used for our garage sale” generated $14,000 that supported local charities like Niagara Nutrition Partners, Food4Kids Niagara and Education Foundation of Niagara, said NOTL Rotary spokesperson Jolanta Janny Kudlats.
“We had lots of leftover goods that we donated to the RAFT and the Habitat for Humanity and migrant workers as well. All thanks to the generous support of our community.”
The first event was so successful the club wants to make it an annual fundraiser, and Janny Kudlats is hoping for community support again this year. The sale is being chaired by Carol Lipsett.
The club needs the following items: Home furniture and décor, artwork, china, area carpets, dishes, kitchen utensils, household appliances and electronics in working order, sporting equipment, linens, kids accessories and toys, and outdoor furniture.
Collection of donations will take place at Cornerstone Community Church in Virgil (1570 Niagara Stone Rd.).
Dates for donations are 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12, March 26, and every Saturday in April.
For more information, visit niagaraonthelakerotary.ca.