Black River Good Neighbor solicits donations for big fall sale

LUDLOW, Vt. – Black River Good Neighbor Services will hold its annual fall rummage sale Friday-Saturday, September 22-23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday September 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year in particular they need donations of housewares, furniture, and winter clothing. Please bring small items such as housewares and clothing to the thrift store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow. For larger items such as furniture please call 802-228-3663 to arrange a drop-off time at Fletcher Farm. If you are unable to drop off a furniture donation, our volunteers may be able pick it up if arrangements are made in advance.

“We put our earnings right back into the community,” said Audrey Bridge, executive director of BRGNS. “According to the Vermont Foodbank, Vermont has the fifth largest gap between average wages and average cost for a two-bedroom apartment in our country. That means families with low incomes face challenging tradeoffs and food is often where the family budget gets trimmed. Of the 153,000 Vermonters who use food shelves or meal sites, 72% purchase cheaper less nutritious food in order to afford rent, health care, and other life necessities. The greater Ludlow area demonstrates these realities particularly well,” said Bridge.

The monies raised will help cover the cost of utilities, heating fuel, food and rent for qualified individuals and families in Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Belmont, Cavendish, Proctorsville, and Plymouth.
The rummage sale will be held at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 S in Ludlow on the above dates. Please mark your calendar and come explore the many unique bargains.


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