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Local charity to host coronavirus safety complaint garage sale in August

DeKALB – While adhering to the safety guidelines for COVID-19, Tanzania Development Support will hold an outdoor yard sale fundraiser from August 6 through August 8.

The event will take place at 201 Thornbrook Road in DeKalb.

Donations of salable items are welcome and can be dropped off prior to the sale. Contact Tricia at (815) 899-7043 or or Jeanine at (815( 901-0393 or to schedule a drop-off time or to volunteer.

Since the yard sale will be outside and spread across three neighboring properties, additional volunteers are needed to help coordinate and assist customers. Extra help is also needed for setting up and taking down the event.

Over the past 8 years, these fundraising sales have raised over $70,000 due in part to the generosity of local residents who donate merchandise to sell. TDS hopes to continue this success by raising $4000 at the upcoming sale. Items that are most desirable for the sale include home furnishings, clothing, toys, sporting goods, plants, books, small appliances, electronics, and vintage items. Donations that TDS is not able to accept include large appliances, mattresses, Christmas decorations, paint and weapons.

Tanzania Development Support is a non-profit 501c3 organization based in DeKalb and supported by many volunteers from the DeKalb area as well as throughout the United States. Contributions to the organization enable families and community members in rural Tanzania lift themselves out of poverty through education, training and community development. The projects completed in Tanzania include construction of a community library, and of a girl’s dormitory for 160 high school age girls. Most recently the installation of an internet cell tower has made possible the availability of internet connection in the community for the first time. TDS has also introduced extracurricular clubs for primary and secondary school students that prepare youth for careers that are in high demand in the region and support the region’s economic development needs.

Additional information about the very positive impact TDS is having on the people of the Mara Region in Tanzania is available at and on the Tanzania Development Support face book page. 

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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