Campbell River Literacy Association 1000x5 coordinator Jenn Bergen sits amongst some of the months of collections they’ve been gathering for their rummage and plant sale tomorrow (May 14) at Robron Centre. Everything is priced at “by donation” and all the proceeds support community literacy programs right here in Campbell River.

Yard sale with a literal twist

Tomorrow (May 14), those scouring the garage and yard sales around town for deals will have another stop to make, as the Campbell River Literacy Association is adding their address to the metaphorical map.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Literacy Association will be taking over the parking lot of Robron Centre, 740 Robron Rd. to sell off the goods they have been gathering over the past few months.

The money raised, according to Jenn Bergen, who is helping organize the sale, will be going towards supporting their regular programming, including adult literacy programs, English as a Second Language tutoring, Aboriginal Family Literacy and their 1000×5 program, which encourages reading to kids as much as possible before they hit kindergarten.

Unlike most garage or yard sales, there are no prices at this one. Everything is available “by donation,” including a bite to eat, Bergen says.

“It’s a great chance for the community to find some new treasure for their home amongst the wide variety of items that have been generously donated and collected over the past few months,” Bergen says, “plus maybe get a few things for your garden. We will also have hot dogs and pop by donation so people don’t have to continue their day of garage sale searching on an empty stomach.”

There will also be some of the Literacy Association’s program facilitators around to chat about what they do and how you can help, for those who are interested in getting involved, Bergen says.

The sale happens “rain or shine,” as well. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, they’ll be located inside Robron Centre’s front doors.