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School raising money for charity through community garage sale

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A group of teachers at Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools (WMEMS) are heading up a community garage sale to raise money for two local organizations.

Sara Litz, the grade 4 teacher at WMEMS Bedson School, held a book sale earlier in the year at the school. With a number of books left over, she wondered if she could get the community involved; this is where the idea of a garage sale from.

“We thought a front yard garage sale was a great way to involve students, families, and members of the community,” Litz says.

Litz, along with the grade 2 teacher Chelsea Rivard and administrative assistant Lyndsay Ross, is planning to host the sale on Saturday, May 27, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Students, along with members of the school community, will be running the tables. A number of classes are baking for a bake sale.

All proceeds are being donated to two organizations, including Literacy for Life.

“We chose Literacy for Life because this all started as a book sale,” Litz said. Siloam Mission will also receive part of the proceeds.

Family, friends, and the entire community are invited to shop and visit at the WMEMS Bedson School front lawn on May 27.



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