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Alameda Family Services holds garage sale Saturday

Submitted by on 1, July 16, 2009 – 5:45 amNo Comment

Okay, I admit it. I love a good garage sale. These days, I’m typically too busy gathering news for y’all to do the Saturday yard sale stops, and am instead consigned to wistfully peering at piles of items on lawns and tables as I drift by in the car or on my bike. But that doesn’t mean I’d begrudge you the information on a good sale if I know about it – especially if it’s for a good cause.

So here’s the scoop: The folks at Alameda Family Services are holding a benefit garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their parking lot, at 2325 Clement Street (it’s between Park and Oak). Collectibles, jewelry, toys, games, kitchenware, home accessories, sporting goods and much, much more, will be included in the sale, according to the press release.

Formerly known as Xanthos, the nonprofit provides services that include counseling, Head Start, school-based teen health centers and the county’s only teen homeless shelter.

For more information, contact AFS’s Winkie Campbell-Notar at alamedaholidayhometour@gmail.com or 921-7976.

And while I’m talking fundraisers … the Alameda Welfare Council is holding its annual summer faire and luncheon on Wednesday, July 29. Their “A Faire of the Heart” begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes boutiques, a summer faire market, jewelry, home and garden items and a silent auction. They’re also raffling off cash prizes.

The luncheon buffet begins at noon. The cost for the buffet is $40, and I hear there’s an express business lunch available.

L’a Faire is taking place at the Grandview Pavilion, 300 Island Drive (I guess there’s parking and a shuttle at Earhart Elementary). For tickets and information, call 523-6341.

The money supports a number of service organizations on the Island, including Girls Inc. of The Island City, Alameda Boys and Girls Club, Alameda Food Bank, Alameda Meals on Wheels, Alameda Red Cross, Alameda Family Services, Close Up and others.

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