REFUGEE SERVICES: LSG Refugee Services Yard Sale 3-17

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yard Sale Hours: 7 AM to 1 PM Donation Drop Off: 7 AM to 11 AM Rock of Ages Lutheran Church 5135 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Time for spring cleaning at your house? It is at LSG! We are cleaning out our storage facilities and having a yard sale of items we can't use for refugee apartments and items from our refugee clothing closet that don't fit our current refugee population. The morning of March 17 you can drop off donations of gently used furniture, household and kitchen items, pots and pans, bedding, and towels and then take a browse at items for sale. Please note that per the IRS, donations must be in good or better condition in order to be tax-deductible. Receipts will be provided at donation drop-off. We'll fill up our storage with the items refugees need and sell the rest to raise funds for our refugee programs.

LSG will resettle up to 800 refugees in 2012 and we set up apartments for every refugee family or group of refugee singles.  Sometimes a congregation or group will partner with LSG to resettle a family and collect all the furniture and household items needed for the apartment.  But the more common scenario is that LSG sets up the apartment with furniture and household items donated by generous folks like you who might be cleaning out a basement or attic, moving or replacing things that are still in great shape.  There is actually a list developed by the U.S. Department of State of furniture and household items that we must put in every refugee apartment.  (Click here to see our Refugee Services Wish List)  Any items on the list that we don’t have from donations must be purchased out of the refugee’s one-time resettlement grant – money that would otherwise go to pay for rent while the refugee is learning English and seeking employment.

So, donate any items you have from this year’s “spring cleaning” to the Refugee Services Yard Sale on March 17 or hang on to the Wish List and keep LSG in mind for future donations!  You can help us fulfill our mission of …empowering refugees from arrival to self-reliance as they create a new home in America.  Thank you!