Johnson City Giant Garage Sale Benefits Mom’s House
Lovers of a good garage sale have a chance to search for bargains in a big way while benefitting Mom’s House in Broome County.
The 5th annual Riverside Income Taxes Garage Sale for Mom’s House is taking place August 18 through Saturday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. under 10 tents at 189 to 193 Riverside Drive in Johnson City.
According to organizers, items for sale include baby clothes and furniture, toys, games, ride-on toys, dolls, toy cars, sporting equipment and other items for children as well as jewelry, craft items, tools, books, purses, electronics, new makeup and nail polish, hardware, adult sporting equipment and other items suited to grown-ups and household goods for both indoors and outside. Items include small kitchen appliances, dishes, cookware, tableware, glasses, art work, linens, home décor, holiday decorations and luggage.
All proceeds go to the non-profit Mom’s House that provides free child care so single parents can complete their education.
The Mom’s House program was founded in 1983 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and served young mothers who were looking to improve the financial situation of their families by completing their education in order to secure good jobs.
Programs offered include free childcare while the parent is in school, workshops in child development, nutrition, CPR, educational options, financial planning and boosting self-esteem. There is also tutoring in some cases, referrals to support agencies and even possible food and clothing.
Any single, divorced or legally separated parent who is attending school and has a child between six weeks old and five years old may be eligible. Those enrolled agree to attend full or part time courses at a minimum of six hours, maintain passing grades and assist with service and fundraising hours each semester.