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The Highland Lakes Crisis Network hopes to clear space in its warehouse with a garage sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at 800 Industrial Blvd. in Marble Falls. All proceeds will go toward the nonprofit organization’s mission of helping those in a crisis or affected by disaster.

The sale comes after the organization bought and furnished several apartments for homeless children in the Highland Lakes. After roughly six months of collecting various items, the group is running out of room in its warehouse.

“It’s been an overwhelming response,” said Highland Lakes Crisis Network President Kevin Naumann. “It’s a good problem to have, but we’re looking to free up a little bit of space so that we can continue to work.”

Garage sale offerings include household items such as plates, large furniture, and appliances.

“We’ve had several people give us their whole houses full of stuff,” Naumann said. “We have everything from dishes and plates and trinkets to couches and king-size beds. We have more king-size beds than we know what to do with.”

Many of the items are in good condition and of high quality, he said.

The Crisis Network plans to price many of the items modestly, while hoping some shoppers will chip in and pay extra to support the organization’s mission.

“It won’t be high-end estate sale prices,” Naumann said. “I think they’ll put minimum prices on them, but our hope is people will see it as a donation to the cause and donate what’s in their heart instead of what’s on the price tag.”

If the garage sale is a success, the Crisis Network might schedule others in the future.

“The whole furniture collection business is new to us,” Naumann said. “Maybe, if it’s successful, it might be something we could continue doing to raise the funds to help support all the things we’re working on.”

Volunteers are needed for the days leading up to the garage sale and on the day of the event. If interested in helping, call the Highland Lakes Crisis Network at 325-432-3662. 

nathan@thepicayune.com

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