The annual garage sale, put on by Buffalo's Habitat For Humanity chapter, was again a success, but even more so than expected.
The “earlybird” shopping on Thursday night drew a record number of 86 shoppers, that gave a small donation to attend the sale early to get first choice of the treasures.
The garage sale continued Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with more items coming in from storage as items were sold.
Although exact and final figures are not known yet, as of Sunday morning, with expenses still needing to be paid and a full day of sales yet to go, the Habitat Sale had grossed roughly $16,000 for the local chapter.
Items not sold at the sale will not go to the landfill but will be purchased to Value Consignment in Buffalo where the items may find a second home.
Habitat For Humanity of Buffalo will also be getting a new President this year, as Rachel McCaughey will be taking over for outgoing President John Orwig.
She tells us how she feels to be taking over the organization.
“Buy So We Can Build” is their slogan, and the point of the Habitat Garage Sale itself.
McCaughey tells us what the funds raised are used for.
For those that missed the annual Habitat Garage Sale, you can help year-round by visiting and purchasing from Habitat Place located at 310 Williams in Buffalo.