HARLINGEN — Clean out your closets, clean out your garage, back rooms, storage areas and anywhere else you might find items which could sell for a decent price.
That “decent price” could help pay the tuition for a child attending Calvary Christian School at 1815 N. 7th St., which is holding its annual Calvary Christian School Garage Sale on Saturday. The school, a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, offers classes from kindergarten to eighth grade.
The school has been accepting donations for a while, and it’s coming up short, said Esther Hendricks, chairperson for the scholarship committee.
“Compared to years past, we don’t have as much as we’d like to have,” she said. “We need about $3,000 to $5,000 from this. So far I don’t see it in the donations that we have. We have a bunch of clothes and that kind of thing. We don’t have the things that bring in the type of money we need.”
Items that have made the most money for the scholarship fund include large children’s toys for toddlers.
“Toys that they could ride on, toys that would cost them more than they could afford new and at the store, that they would be very happy to find at a garage sale,” Hendricks said.
Other money-making items include stationary bicycles and other exercise equipment, used washers and dryers, and refrigerators. Used but useable laptops would also be appreciated. Furniture also brings in sizeable funds.
Hendricks said scholarships are awarded to students currently enrolled in Calvary Christian School whose parents need assistance.
“We start awarding scholarships for the next school year the first of May, and we don’t have enough,” Hendricks said.
Usually between 20 and 30 scholarships are awarded each year.
The sale will be held in the school’s gym from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone wishing to make donations today until Friday should call Hendricks at 956-423-5280.