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NOTL Rotary collecting donations Saturday for Gigantic Garage Sale in May
Rotarians Tim Lutton and Chris Hatch collect donations at the first collection date Feb. 12. Another collection date is set for Feb. 26. (Richard Harley)

The donations are starting to come in for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club's "Gigantic Garage Sale."

The second of several collection dates for items is this Saturday at Cornerstone Community Church on Niagara Stone Road.

At the first collection day two weeks ago, the rooms where the sale will be held were already starting to fill up with various donations, like artwork, electronics, furniture, kids toys.

"There were a couple of houses that emptied out in January, people moving back to Toronto, and so we did accommodate that. But most of the stuff, a lot of the artwork, the prints so on and so forth, they've all come in today," said Carol Lipsett, organizer of the garage sale.

Profits from the sale will go to support children's charities both locally and internationally, she said. Any items that aren't sold will be donated to local charities like Newark Neighbours.

The club will have an appraiser in to get a sense of the value of some of the donations, Lipsett said, especially the artwork. Some pieces, she suspects, might be quite valuable.

The club is requesting 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.

More donations will be collected at Cornerstone Community Church in Virgil this Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Other planned collections are on March 12, March 26, and every Saturday in April.

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