BETHLEHEM, Pa. – From Christmas lights to a garden mower and even fowl cages, you will discover it on the Nice South Facet Sale placed on by Lehigh College this Saturday.
“Actually if you cannot discover it on the Nice South Sale, I do not assume it exists,” mentioned Kim Carol-Smith, who got here up with the concept for the sale.
Carol-Smith, now retired from Lehigh College, says the sale comes from humble beginnings.
“1996, I do not even know what number of years in the past that was, we had been in any person’s storage with torrential downpours with two tables and we made $25,” Carol-Smith mentioned.
It is grown fairly it bit over the past three many years.
“All of it goes in 5 hours. That is the superb factor concerning the sale, 5 hours and we make $23,000 on issues which are $1, 50 cents,” Carol-Smith mentioned.
All these “issues” are donated.
“We have been gathering at Lehigh from college students, school, and employees that had been undesirable or discarded from the month of Could when college students had been transferring off campus,” mentioned Carolina Hernandez, Assistant dean/Director of Neighborhood Service at Lehigh College.
A military of volunteers helps kind the donations. And on Saturday it is a mad sprint to get gadgets nicely under thrift retailer costs.
“I imply we actually maintain the costs low,” Carol-Smith mentioned.
And other people realize it.
Two years in the past, the final time the sale was held earlier than the pandemic, organizers say they welcomed 900 individuals within the first quarter-hour. With gadgets flying off the cabinets, it provides up quick. All of the proceeds will go in the direction of kids’s packages in Bethlehem.
“It gives completely different alternatives that they would not in any other case have entry to,” Hernandez mentioned.
The sale is that this Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to three:30 p.m. at Broughal Center Faculty in Bethlehem.