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Central "Garage Sale" for local charities and/or PUSD

Original post made by Jersey, Downtown, on Jul 15, 2009

I'm looking for input from our community to see if there would be interest in a monthly or quarterly garage sale. My friend and I see a desperate need to help our local charities, i.e. Shepard's Gate, Open Heart Kitchen, as well as the Pleasanton Unified School District. Our thought is to have a central location each month in a large parking lot or part of the fair grounds. Cars pay a fee for an amount of space to set up their used unwanted treasures. Food vendors would also be invited to "rent" a space for several hours on a Saturday or Sunday. This could be our area's "Craig's List". Sellers would make a profit, shoppers would have one central place to go instead of hopping from garage sale to garage sale, and part of the profits would be donated to local charities. It's very common in Europe. Any comments, ideas, or questions are welcome. This is our initial attempt at organizing this, so I appreciate your input.

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Posted by Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

I like this idea. Garage sale type items could be sold without everyone driving all over town. How about in the parking lot of WalMart? or the parking lot of Amador High School? Keep everyone informed!

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Posted by Kate
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2009 at 11:42 am

In the States, this type of regular garage-sale/vendor event is generally called a "flea market" and could well work if some entity (with a large parking lot) agrees to either host the event for free or for a nominal amount that covers logistics and clean-up.

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Posted by Jersey
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm

We are trying to get this kicked off by the end of September. Our mission is to work something out with the fairgrounds. As for funding, we will be recruiting local businesses to sponsor the events; therefore, covering expenses.

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