Giant yard sale

Annual Sooke District Lioness garage sale raised funds for charity

On Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sooke District Lioness will be hosting their 12th annual giant yard sale, at the Sooke Community Hall – enter off Eustace.

This yearly sale raises funds to send a handicapped child to Easter Seal Camp Shawnigan. A week of camp for a child with disabilities costs about $3000 due to the complex services and the number of trained caring staff required to care for these children. Camp Shawnigan provides handicapped children with new and wonderful experiences in a safe, loving environment. For many families, this service would be financially out of their reach without the support of Lions and Lioness Clubs.

Donations of gently used items such as household supplies, bedding, clothes, kids’ toys, books, CD’s, current electronics in working order, etc. are welcome up to March 20. Pickup can be arranged by phoning either Pres. Kim at 778-425-4547 or Lioness Ellen at 250-642-7158.

Hotdogs will be available for purchase while you shop.

This sale is one of two major fund raisers for the Sooke District Lioness each year.  The other is our fall Oktoberfest; profits from this event go to our Christmas Santa Sacks project.

Sooke District Lioness were chartered in 1982, sponsored by the Sooke Lions Club.  Our motto is “We Serve Too” and we often join the Sooke Lions in joint projects.  We have had over 30 years of service in the Sooke District, supporting projects such as Lioness for Literacy – supplying books to schools;  Sooke Crisis Centre, Transition House, Food Bank, CASA, as well as Dog Guides and Jeneece Place.

We are very active participants in a women’s only community, a world-wide organization consisting of 1.3 million members in 45,000 Lioness Clubs encompassing 207 countries and geographical areas!

This yard sale has been a success each year due to the great support we receive from our community (donations and purchases) and the many Sooke businesses where we display our posters.  Join us at the Sooke Community Hall on March 21st – find your treasures and help a child go to Camp Shawnigan.

Submitted by Lioness Gail Nash and Kim Sylvestre