A Caring Community Celebrating Canada Day
Every year, Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs offers a community event on the Canada Day Weekend. Not only celebrating Canada’s Birthday, but it is also a community outreach project.
This community event usually consists of both a Yard Sale Fundraiser, followed by a day of Free Giveaway.
In honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017, the Canadian Federal Government has supplied Free Stuff 4 Daily Needs with 1,000 hand-held Canadian flags. What a great way to welcome each guest to our event. A free flag.
The Rain Is Stopped For Now
For the time being the rain is slowed down. Barry and I have been busy getting ready for this event. Pulling out boxes of items, tables, tarps and more. We need the tarps because the forecast is still predicting some rain even overnight.
Typically we put out about 60 truckloads of items. There are many items for collectors and for the ordinary homeowner too.
All funds raised will be used to help put assistance into the hands of the community.
Barry and I will be up bright and early in the morning. The alarm clock will be set for 4 am. Then I will be cooking us up a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, and coffee.
Before we even have the coffee drank, before 5 am, both of us will be outside to start setting up.
Dragging out the tables, setting up the displays, and getting ready for our shopping guests to arrive.
Summer Is A Busy Time
After this event, we have set aside a day to clean up and tidy the yard before we swing back into assisting people. In fact, we are booked every day with appointments either:
- picking up donations
- delivering items for people
- appointments for people in need
until the middle of July. So we are busy.
This is the time of year where it can take sometimes 2 weeks for us to either schedule a pick-up or an appointment for the needy.
And in the midst of all of this, I am trying to put the finishing touches on our upcoming cook book release, as well as writing articles for you here on this website.
Who Do We Help?
Anyone who needs it. We don’t do a “means” testing. That type of qualifying system is degrading and inhumane.
Who are we to judge who is in need? While there might be the occasional person who might be considered to abuse our system, the vast majority do not.
Because we do not pre-qualify people, we are able to assist thousands more who cannot receive any assistance from other sources.
So, if in the region, and you are looking for a way to show your pride in our Canadian freedoms, come out and support our event.
This way, you find some treasures for your home at a great price, and we can assist others less fortunate to have a better future.
Help us to help EMPOWER others towards a HOPE and a FUTURE.