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Items needed for Defenders sale

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:52 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – In preparation for their spring garage sale, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will be taking donations of gently used items.

Items will be accepted on from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-14 at the Algonquin Township Road District garage, 3702 U.S. Route 14.

What type of things will be accepted? Just about anything that is re-sellable, with a few exceptions: small appliances & electronics must be in working order, no monitors or TVs, no clothes, no baby carriers or cribs, no large appliances. Not sure if they’ll take it? Email mcdef@owc.net or call (815) 338-0393.

“The Defenders have been involved with diverting things from the landfills for over 40 years. Doing a garage sale is a form of recycling. Buying second hand items instead of new ones keeps things out of the landfills, saves you money, and supports a McHenry County non-profit,” said Christy Matsuoka, EDMC’s office administrator.

Sale dates for the garage sale are Thursday - Saturday, May 15-17 from 8am until 4 p.m.   

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The group is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment, and provides the community with educational programs and volunteer action on pollution prevention, sustainable land use and energy and natural resource conservation.

For more information, visit their website www.mcdef.org, or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/EnvironmentalDefenders, or call (815) 338-0393.

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