A garage sale at a self-storage facility in Kilauea, Hawaii, last weekend raised $11,000 for the Rotary Club of Hanaei Bay. John Gillen of Kilauea Mini Storage donated the space for the fundraiser on March 18. The money will be used to support the club’s community activities, according to the source.
Hundreds of people attended the ninth annual "Greatest Garage Sale Ever,” 8 a.m. to noon, at 4306 Aalona St. Donated items for the sale included antiques, books, clothes, fishing gear, flat-screen TVs and even an inflatable kayak. A tent set up outside the storage building included cabinets, chairs and desks.
The items were marked at 50 percent off starting at 11 a.m., and then for free at noon when the sale closed. “It [was] all put to good use,” said organizer Monica Oszust.
Rotarians dressed in bright yellow shirts assisted buyers throughout the day. Club president John Oszust called the event “phenomenal.”
The club began collecting contributions for the garage sale last year. More items were added last week when a homeowner who was moving donated a large amount of furniture. “So, we went over there yesterday with seven trucks and moved all the furniture in a three-bedroom house into this tent,” Monica Oszust said.
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