“We were able to raise a little over $2,200 from the garage sale itself and received $1,300 in cash donations from the community. How amazing is that?” said organizer Shiela Riche. The donations will be used to pay for preschool for the daughters of Karla Price, 38, whose three girls are all under 6.
“We were able to raise all the money for the girls’ preschool tuition and have quite a bit left over to apply toward Karla’s medical bills,” said Riche. “What a tremendous blessing!”
Riche said that between 400 and 500 people stopped by the sale on Sept. 17. In addition to “a garage and a half” of material donations from the community, the largess included a $1,000 donation from one person, and another who paid $90 for a dozen brownies at a bake sale held at the event.
“We are in awe of the overwhelming support that our community has shown and are so thankful to live among some of the most caring people around,” she said. “God bless them!”