MANCHESTER, IOWA  The 40th annual Manchester Garage Sale for Camp Courageous is about to open for business. Just as Camp Courageous has grown from 211 campers served during the summer of 1974 to nearly 7,000 individuals served with special needs year-round today, so has the Manchester Garage Sale grown from the garage of a camper parent in 1976, to its present donated building located at 913 East Main St in Manchester.

The sale opens Monday, April 11th and will remain open until about the second week in October. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday from 8:30-12:00. Run by over 50 dedicated volunteers, the Manchester Garage Sale is camp’s largest fundraiser. During the six months the store is open, these volunteers are constantly busy accepting donations, sorting, pricing, and displaying items, along with making sales.  They also collect items off the camp's needs list, for the camp. For many, the Manchester Garage Sale goes year-round as they continue to collect items, along with washing and mending donations. They are also constantly making improvements to the building, like installing air conditioning and carpet.

The Manchester Garage Sale is a win-win situation. People who donate their personal items to the sale, have the opportunity to clean house, and know their things will go for good use. The buyer has the opportunity to get needed items at a very reasonable price, and the camp obtains items it needs, along with much needed financial support.In the past couple of weeks, 100s of Leo Greco items and other antiques have been donated, going back many decades. For more information you can conatct the camp or call the Manchester Garage Sale at 563-927-2120.
Camp Courageous™ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run on donations.
PO Box 418, 12007 190th St, Monticello IA 52310-0418 • 319-465-5916

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