The Garage Sale Trail is now a major event held annually across Australia ‘to promote reuse, reduce waste to landfill, enable new neighbourly connections, provide a platform for fundraising, inspire creativity and stimulate local economies’, as its website explains. Members of the Environment Subcommittee felt that that sounded like something Glebe could get into, and we were particularly pleased when the Glebe Justice Centre enthusiastically agreed to partner with us. To reinforce the community focus we decided to use the event to raise funds for Centipede Before and After School Care.
We called our garage sale ‘Glebe Grunge and Glory’ and were able to use the Glebe Justice Centre building on St Johns Rd as the venue. Held on Saturday 25 October, a dazzling range of pre-loved goods was offered for sale or donation. The Glebe Justice Centre was a very comfortable venue with many couches for both sellers and buyers to relax on.
As well as supporting re-use of household goods, we raised $350 for Centipede and were pleased to be able to present a cheque to Friends of Centipede at the Sunset Soiree on 7 December.