A group of churches and organizations is hoping to give away over $1 million worth of good stuff to families in need next weekend at Christ Fellowship in McKinney. This Garage Giveaway resembles an enormous garage sale, but there’s a catch: everything is free!
You invited to thin out, clean out and bring good, useable “stuff” to the church this Thursday, Nov. 14, 4-8 pm and Friday, Nov. 15, 10-7 pm. Then everything will be given away, absolutely free, on Saturday morning.
The church will unload your donations for you and provide a tax deductible receipt.
This Thanksgiving tradition has been meeting the needs of those in our community for years, simply because members of the community care enough to donate thousands and thousands of items each year.
Many families “shopping” at the Garage Giveaway will be looking for gifts to put under the tree, so it’s important that we dig deep and give really good household items, clothing, toys, bicycles and other things families can use. Furniture, working appliances and televisions, electronics, movies, books, tools, decorations and kitchenware are high on the list of things families are looking for.
Please pre-sort clothing items in bags by gender and sizes. If you’re donating shoes, tie laces in a bow or secure matching pairs together.
Last year we had 2000+ guests and 900+ volunteers for the three-day event. Christ Fellowship members are trusting God that enough donations will come in to meet the needs of our community. They are asking your help to get the word out, and to invite your family and neighbors to bring donations.
Anyone in need is welcome to come, and there is not income or need criteria. It’s not about the stuff. It’s about neighbors helping neighbors, people helping people. There will also be free food, free bounce houses, free health screenings, manicures, hair cuts and possibly massages.
Carter BloodCare will be accepting blood donations in a bus in front of the event.
Visit GarageGiveaway.org for more information.
Christ Fellowship is located at 2801 Orchid Dr., McKinney, TX 75070. 972-547-7000.
Story submitted by Bethany Russell