Sioux Falls rummage sale fans didn’t let the wind slow them down as the 36th annual Kingswood Rummage Sale began Wednesday.
Thousands will head out to West Sioux Falls over the next four days to hunt for deals and treasures. While most sellers use the Kingswood sales to get rid of a few unwanted items and make a little cash, some people are rummaging for a cause this year.
“We decided it would be a good way of getting rid of some stuff we no longer needed and raise some money for a good cause,” said seller Audrey Hashe.
Hashe and her Relay for Life team pooled their unused items to help raise money to fight cancer. Their neighbors down the street are also working for a good cause this week.
“Our garage sale is to raise funds for our international adoption, so everything that we're selling today has been donated by friends and family. Then we're able to sell those things and raise money for our adoption,” said Jessica Waltner.
These fundraiser's know a Kingswood garage sale can earn quite a bit of cash.
“Last year at Kingswood we raised about $4500 and so if we can do that again this year, that would be great,” said Waltner.
And since it’s for a good cause, buyers are often more generous.
“A lot of people have said, o keep the change or maybe rounded up or there's been a lot of generosity,” said Waltner.
She says the rummage sale is one of many creative fundraising ideas her family has done to help make their adoption dreams come true.
“Adoption can be very expensive, so a lot of families are afraid to go down that road, because it is so expensive, but if you have it on your heart to adopt, it is really possible to come up with the money to adopt even though it might be a scary step to take,” said Waltner.
These great causes are another ay to justify buying one more throw pillow or other random treasure you find out at Kingswood this week.