Buying Bargains for a Good Cause

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By: Elizabeth Nickerson

March 1, 2013

Tallahassee, FL-- Someone else's trash is another person's treasure. A local non-profit threw the biggest garage sale in town to benefit a good cause.

"I found this," said Donna Thompson, while shopping for a good cause. "I think it is really special for serving up candy."

"It puts money back into the community in places where it's really needed," said Peggy Smith,while shopping for a good cause. "So, we get to come out here, buy something and recycle."

The community came out in droves to the Tallahassee Mall for the 39TH Annual Whale of a Sale to buy bargains to help the Junior League of Tallahassee.

"Come out and find a great deal on stuff and every dollar that you spend here goes back to improving the lives of children and family in Tallahassee," said Lauren Engel, a member of the Junior League of Tallahassee.

Last year, they made $40,000 at the garage sale, but this year they hope to exceed expectations.

"As much as we can possibly get," said Engel. "Everything we get will help us do more to touch more children and families lives next year."

"We did an event at Relay For Life and we also do a lot of events like in the Tallahassee inner-city community," said a food truck owner. "So, we heard about this and it was a no brainer."

All the food trucks at the event are giving back 10 percent of their profits to the organization.

The admission on Saturday is just a dollar and everything is 50 percent off!

If you missed today's sale, you can still stop by tomorrow at the Tallahassee Mall for the last day of the event.

The sale begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

The League is also hosting their annual Operation Prom Dress event for teenagers in need of that special outfit for their big day on Saturday, March ninth.

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