The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office announced it is currently hosting an indoor yard sale at its location on Main Street to benefit the Full Baskets, Full Bellies charity that aims to present food baskets to children in need in our community, according to a statement released by the JCSO.
The fundraiser began on Tuesday, Oct. 2 and runs through 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the statement, and features items ranging from video game consoles and games to women’s clothing, housewares and toys.
According to a statement by Nancy Price, who organized the yard sale, it was held in the memory of Lucinda Castle, who passed away recently and Price said had always wanted to host an indoor yard sale.
“(The yard sale) is in honor of my friend Lucinda Castle who recently passed away. Lucinda wanted to do an indoor yard sale as a fundraiser,” Price said. “I had never had a yard-sale, but she felt this was a good way to start our project off for Christmas.”
Last year, according to Price, Full Baskets, Full Bellies fed more than 250 children, whose parents Price said would be happy to be able to afford new clothes for the children on Christmas.
“When you ask a parent, why don’t you have money for these two weeks?” They say, ‘Well, we spent it all on giving them a good Christmas.’ You may think that is an Xbox, or a bicycle or something,” Price said. “Those parents consider it a good Christmas that they got them a coat, they got shoes and they got pants,” said Price.
The fundraiser was held in memory of Castle, for whom Price also started a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign, in hopes of covering funeral expenses. As of presstime Friday, the campaign had met its $2,000 goal and continued to receive donations. A benefit dinner was also held for Castle’s family.
For more information, find the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.