Expired · 24th September 2015
Thank-you to all of the awesome volunteers and shoppers who helped to make this 21st fund-raising Giant Garage Sale for the Quadra Philippines Connection another resounding success. Everyone’s contributions and dedicated effort netted us with another $6400 towards supporting the community of Katau through child sponsorship and the Gift of Peace Program in the northern Philippines. Sincere appreciation again goes to all families who offered their homes as drop-offs prior to the garage sale as well as to the drivers who transferred donations to the community centre (in the rain)! For their continued and invaluable support we extend gratitude to the following businesses and individuals: Quadra Recreation Society for their ongoing support, Tru Value Q. Cove and Heriot Bay (for spirit board points and bottle depot donations), Waste Management in Campbell River as well as BC Ferries and the Regional District for their contribution to waste disposal at the end of the sale, Aroma Coffee Roasters and Java Bay Cafe for their coffee donations, Gabriella, Inspirations and Waypoint Signs for posters and signs, Quadra Legion and of course to all of the drivers, sorters, bakers, cash-takers and labourers at the end of the sale! This event could not happen without you!
This year’s left-overs were again recycled both overseas and in Campbell River. Clothing was bagged to send to children in the Philippines in containers through IAT. As well, clothing and bedding was sent to Campbell River for distribution at the Women’s Centre, Radiant Life, both men and women’s transition houses, with other remainders going to various thrift stores. An assortment of baby furniture was delivered to a needy family in Campbell River and a fooseball and games table may very well end up being entertainment for the out-of-school program at Quadra Children’s centre
There were many stories of wish lists fulfilled as well as unexpected surprises. One volunteer discovered a painting that she had been interested in when she first married 48 years ago but had not been able to acquire at the time. What a thrill to rediscover it after all of these years! Last year I found a replica of a Sri Lanken woven jacket that I had lost at the airport about 20 years earlier during a trip to visit my family in Winnipeg. I was completely elated! Let’s continue to share all of our garage sale stories from years past and years to come and who knows? Perhaps one day they can be compiled into a nostalgic best seller (or at least curiosity), “Memoirs of the Philippines Giant Garage Sale”!