Community garage sale raises money for volunteer trip

Juneau Teens for Change pose inside Thunder Mountain High School. Back row, left to right: Audrey Welling, Mary Landes, Erin Wallace, Miguel Cordero, Summer Smith, Azure Briggs, and Ezra Geselle. Front row, left to right: Bridget Gehring, Anna Rivest, Kayla Simpson, Mikayla May, Core Gehring, and Sally Thompson. (Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly)

Juneau Teens for Change pose inside Thunder Mountain High School. Back row, left to right: Audrey Welling, Mary Landes, Erin Wallace, Miguel Cordero, Summer Smith, Azure Briggs, and Ezra Geselle. Front row, left to right: Bridget Gehring, Anna Rivest, Kayla Simpson, Mikayla May, Core Gehring, and Sally Thompson. (Clara Miller | Capital City Weekly)

Helping fund a volunteer trip to Nepal could be as easy as buying somebody’s old family heirlooms.

Juneau Teens For Change, an organization that aims to make a difference around the world through volunteering, is holding a Community Garage Sale this Saturday to raise money for an upcoming trip. The event runs from 7-11 a.m. at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, and will feature people from around the community who are selling their household items.

As of Wednesday evening, 30 vendors had signed up. There’s still room for 10 more, and those interested can email the organization at juneauteensforchange@gmail.com or message the group (Juneau Teens For Change) on Facebook. A full table is $30 and half a table is $20.

Vendors at the event get to keep the money they earn from selling their wares, but the money they paid for reserving tables at the event all goes to Juneau Teens for Change. Admission to the event is free to anyone. Breakfast is also for sale, courtesy of The Dawg House.

This December, the group of 12 teens is heading to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, intending on working for two weeks to help rebuild schools that were damaged by the April 25 earthquake there. The 7.8-magnitude quake resulted in 8,700 deaths and more than $10 billion in damage.

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