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Big charity yard sale in Chapel Hill on Saturday!

Posted August 15, 2012


There is a very large yard sale at Binkley Baptist Church this Saturday and the proceeds go to help a number of charities in the area!

Here are the details from the folks working on the sale:

"It’s the giant biennial Binkley Church yard sale, and this year the Interfaith Council is a major beneficiary of that sale.

The yard sale is sponsored by Binkley in partnership with Barbee Chapel Church. This year, 45% of the net proceeds will be donated to the IFC’s Men’s Shelter Building Fund.  The Barbee Chapel share of the profits will go to Central Children’s Home, and a smaller third share will go to Chapel Hill’s PTA Thrift Shop.

You have two opportunities to help with the fundraising. Monday through Friday of this week, you can bring take your extra “stuff,” to Binkley Church: furniture, kitchen wares, clean clothing in all sizes, collectibles including wall art and tableware, electronics, books, plants, office supplies, Christmas decorations, books, commercial recordings, etc. Receipts will be provided, for tax purposes. For more information, call the Yard Sale Hotline, (919) 830-5419.

Then on Saturday, August 18th, the big sale opens its doors from 8 AM to 1 PM, offering you thousands of items of quality goods for pennies on the dollar. It’s a recycling project in which everyone wins. You get rid of the stuff you don’t need; other folks buy your stuff because they need it. You find good stuff you do need, and big winner is the IFC. We hope you can help us make it a huge success.


Binkley Baptist church
1712 Willow Drive
Chapel Hill NC 27514

The church is in Chapel Hill (zip 27514), at the corner of Willow Drive and 15-501 Bypass (bypass is known also as Fordham Blvd). Church is on a knoll overlooking the K&W Cafeteria and University Mall. If this Email doesn't have the info you need, give me a call at

General Information on yard sale:

-There are 250 volunteers (Binkley and Barbee Chapel members) at work on the sale.

-The "stores" occupy 18 areas of the Binkley Church building complex. They include sporting goods, children's clothes, collectibles, yard implements and miscellaneous tools, kitchen wares (pots and pans, table ware, dishes), appliances, baby clothing and equipment, electronics, potted plants, and "Women's Finer Things" including clothes for teens and college age women as well as adults.

-Eyebrow-raising donations this year include:
A baby stroller for triplets (plus several strollers for twins)
Baby and child car seats
A set of Haviland China
Multiple silver-plated bread trays
A Sterling Silver miniature building with the word "Jerusalem" embossed on it.
Casio electronic-piano keyboard
Five-foot teddy bear
Two large, elegant doll houses
A group of weights once used for butcher's scales

-For back-to-school students of all ages there are notebooks, backpacks, desk lamps, office supplies, desks large and small. For college students and newlyweds there are toasters, microwaves, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, tablewear (knives-forks-spoons) and at least one dorm-size refrigerator.

-In the giant potpourri room there's luggage, framed pictures, clocks (alarm and otherwise), Christmas decorations, and at least 500 items of the type that you didn't realize you needed until you saw them."


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