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Kiwanis hosting community yard sale

Staff Report~ 10/29/2014

NEW RIVER – The New River Kiwanis is hosting a community yard sale at the Kiwanis park at New River Road and 15th Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 8, starting at 8 a.m.

The Kiwanis is renting shaded spaces, 10 X 6, for $20, or non-shaded spaces for $10. If you do not wish to purchase a space, the Kiwanis can take your material items and sell them on your behalf.

All of the proceeds from space sale and material donations will go towards the Kiwanis International project, Project Eliminate. Kiwanis has partnered with UNICEF to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus. This disease kills a baby every nine minutes in third-world countries. Project Eliminate is committed to raising $110 million by 2017. Women in these affected countries receive a series of three shots, costing $0.60 each, a total of $1.80.These shots protect the woman and her future babies from this debilitating disease. The Kiwanis program has so far been highly successful, but more funds still are needed to altogether eliminate this disease.

If you are interesting in renting a spot for the community yard sale, please contact Patty Faber at (623) 465-0229 by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.  The New River Senior Center, just north of the park, is also having a sale at the same time.