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Kansas City nonprofit hopes to hit the jackpot with community rummage sale

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Posted at 4:32 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 18:19:34-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — What you call junk might be another person’s treasure.

That’s the thinking behind The Whole Person’s second annual community rummage sale. On Friday and Saturday, the nonprofit will have hundreds of items for sale, ranging in price from $2 to $200.

"More items than you can imagine. We filled up a moving truck three times," said Terri Goddard, resource development and community relations manager of The Whole Person.

A Kansas City business, Remodel Moore, donated the space for the fundraiser, which will benefit The Whole Person in its mission to keep anyone with a disability living independently.

"We have a lot of programs that are unfunded, and so literally every dollar goes to a direct service to help a person with a disability in our community," Goddard said.

Last year, The Whole Person raised about $5,000 through its rummage sale. The goal for this year is $6,500 —but Goddard said the event is not all about money.

"It gives us an opportunity to connect with so many people, to let them know about our services," Goddard said.

The rummage sale is open until 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

For one hour on Saturday, from 1-2 p.m., anything shoppers can fit into one bag will be $5.

Remodel Moore is located at 3115 Gillham Road in KCMO.