One of the most unique fundraisers in Austin is celebrating its 39th year! The Annual Settlement Home for Children Charity Garage & Estate Sale is Thursday, November 6 – Sunday, November 9 at Palmer Event Center at 900 Barton Springs Road. This year’s sale will have an expanded floor plan for even greater shopping!
Thurs., Nov. 6: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Preview Party – ($75 tickets, please purchase in advance.)
Fri., November 7: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – $7 admission (available at the door.)
Sat., November 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Free admission
Sun., November 9: 10 a.m. – 2p.m. – Free admission; 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Box Sale
Free garage parking is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Named the largest charity sale in Texas, The Settlement Home Charity Garage & Estate Sale is a year-long effort that culminates into four days of shopping. Volunteer organized and run, the Garage & Estate Sale boasts a massive inventory of merchandise, all of which has been donated by the community. More than 25,000 shoppers will browse for treasures and bargain-priced deals in our 21 well-organized departments. In 2013, the Garage Sale raised more than $650,000!
All proceeds from the Charity Garage & Estate Sale go to The Settlement Home for Children, a 98-year-old Austin non-profit that cares for individuals with histories of severe trauma, abuse and neglect. Programs include a residential treatment center, group home program, transitional living program and foster and adoption program for abused and neglected children. We provide housing, food, schooling, therapy and more to children who are trying to heal from the pain of abuse and neglect.
On Sunday, The Settlement Home hosts its Giving for Living Program. Through this program, The Settlement Home provides vouchers to more than 50 area non-profits. These agencies give out the vouchers to their clients, who may use them to shop for necessities at the sale. This program allows The Settlement Home to not only support its own mission, but to also support the work of area non-profits.
The mission of The Settlement Home for Children is to provide healing and growth to children, young adults and families through a continuum of care, support and resources. More information is available at www.settlementhome.org.