Sammamish Plateau’s largest garage sale returns Sept. 27-28

September 17, 2013

By Staff

Faith United Methodist Church’s annual Habitat for Humanity garage sale returns Sept. 27-28.

Bargain hunters can peruse and purchase donated merchandise both days.

“During the sale, our building is full of items,” the Rev. Dr. John Brewer said, “and they even spill over to the areas outside the church.”

Brewer said shoppers should arrive early on Friday to get the best deals on the best items.

“There are usually at least 150 people waiting in line to get in the door when the sale begins,” he said. “It’s a win for all involved: People clean up their homes by donating to the sale. People in need find great deals, and Habitat for Humanity receives 100 percent of proceeds to help provide homes to those who don’t have one.”

CDs, DVDs, children’s toys, furniture, tools and sporting goods are among the most popular items available for purchase.

“Our sale has become a tradition on the plateau,” sale volunteer Beth Box said in a news release. “Folks wait for it and put it on their calendars.”

Donations of clean, usable items can be dropped off at the church from 3-8 p.m. Sept. 25 and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

The sale is a particularly important cost-savings opportunity for those with limited finances, Box said.

“I remember seeing a little boy with his arms filled with toys, thrilled to death with all the neat stuff he was getting, and his mom’s obvious joy at being able to say yes when he asked for the toys,” she said. “And I loved seeing a young couple, outfitting their first apartment, be able to purchase really nice things for a fraction of what they would pay at retail, such as an espresso machine for $5.”

Though the funds for Habitat for Humanity provide a charitable focus for the event, “the garage sale is more than just Habitat for Humanity,” sale volunteer Sandy Nielsen said. “It is faith in action, community involvement, fellowship and fun.”

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If you go

Habitat for Humanity garage sale

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 27

  • 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 28

  • Faith United Methodist Church
  • 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road
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