Community more than halfway to target for food trailer
WARWICK'S biggest garage sale has raised $8406 for the Warwick Community Food Trailer.
Catherine Cazaly is community outreach officer at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and recently organised the Warwick Farmers Lunch at Christmas.
"I stopped counting after we received 10,000 items for the garden sale and my guess is we had 13,000 to 14,000 sale items," she said.
"One person who has been going to garage sales for 30 years said ours was the biggest garage sale ever in the town."
Mrs Cazaly said her next fundraising activity was a sponsorship board with 100 numbers she planned to take around businesses.
"Donations will equal the number, one business might provide $100 and would have their business card on the board over the number 100," she said.
The money raised will go towards buying a food trailer that will be used for a sausage sizzle or to cook quiche or soup for disadvantaged town residents on a Friday night and Saturday afternoon in Leslie Park.
Mrs Cazaly said 18-20 people had already volunteered to help with the food trailer.
"We will be relying on donations of any food for the food trailer," she said.
"We also want clothing and starter packs at the trailer for those who are struggling.
"I am a nurse at the hospital and every day I see people who need help."
The aim is to raise a further $6600 to take the money raised to $15,000.
Organisers are not necessarily wanting to build a food trailer from nothing.
They will be happy if a van/trailer is donated or sold cheaply so the set-up food trailer can be operational by the end of January.
More information from Mrs Cazaly on 0409894908.