CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - If you have things on your "Back to School" list that you really don't want to spend a fortune on, have I got a sale for you!! Providence United Methodist Church will hold its seventh annual Haiti Missions Attic Sale Saturday August 20.
The church has been collecting everything from children's clothing, women's clothing, lawn equipment, furniture, shoes, holiday decorations, lamps, just about anything you can think of for the entire last year. They will fill two floors of the church with neatly organized donations to make the shopping easy.
The church is located at Providence Road and Sharon Road in the Cotswold neighborhood of Charlotte.
This sale, which has been doing on since 2007, all started as a Sunday school assignment.
"This was started by a Sunday school class. Each member given twenty dollars and was told to make a difference or go have lunch on the teacher. About seven people from that class got together and donated their own items and had a big yard sale. They raised $3,500.00 in 2007," Renee Bromfield, Communications and Missions Coordinator for Providence United Methodist Church told me.
It's known as the 'Haiti Missions Attic Sale' because, for years, the money raised went to help the people of Haiti. This year is a little different.
"As a church we have been involved with Haiti for over 30 years, we have the longest running Methodist mission in Haiti. We have a medical clinic, we've built wells in rural communities and we have a very successful micro credit union, which enables Haitian women to develop and grow their own businesses. And we also participate in education programming," Bromfield said.
This year they are also giving to local charities, ones specifically that work to help those at risk of hunger, housing, and healthcare.
The doors to sale open at 7 a.m. Saturday, August 20. Bromfield says people usually start lining up around 6:15 a.m., so get there early.
It is a cash only sale. So come prepared. And be ready for "bargain basement prices."
Bromfield and the rest of the church are hoping this year is as good as their last sale where they raised $50,000 to help others!