CHICAGO, May 28, 2013 – The brokers at RE/MAX Suburban, 1808 Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Ill., are planning a June 8 sidewalk garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of their office, with all proceeds benefitting Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH).
“We hope many families in the area will turn out to do a little bargain shopping and help a great local institution,” said Mary Zentz, the broker with RE/MAX Suburban who originated the garage sale idea.
“It occurred to me because I’m personally in the process of cleaning out two houses and consolidating them into a single residence. In talking with some of my office colleagues, we realized all of us had many salable items for which we’d like to find new homes, and a joint garage sale would be a good way to do it. Plus, we have been looking for ideas to continue our long-time support for Lurie Children’s Hospital.”
Anyone who has items they would like to contribute to the sale can find out more by contacting Zentz directly at the RE/MAX Suburban office in Arlington Heights, which is at the intersection of Arlington Heights and Palatine roads. She can be reached at 847-707-9507.
“We’re looking for items that would sell for at least $5 each, and would be happy to accept donations meeting that criterion. Anything that isn’t sold on June 8 will be donated to another local charity,” she said.
RE/MAX is a platinum sponsor of Lurie Children’s Hospital. RE/MAX associates in northern Illinois contributed $129,000 to the hospital last year and more than $2.6 million since it begans its relationship in 1992.
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