Special Events

The 39th Annual Settlement Home for Children
Charity Garage & Estate Sale

Each year, more than 25,000 shoppers flock to The Settlement Home Charity Garage & Estate Sale at Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Road) to get their hands on unique items and bargain priced merchandise.  Shoppers browse in our 20 different "departments," such as clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys, furniture, books, linen, art, holiday items and so much more. 100% of the proceeds go to The Settlement Home for Children.

Our famous Preview Party is Thursday, November 6, 2014. This is the first chance to shop for items at the sale. Click here to become a sponsor or buy a ticket.

2014 General Sale Days
Friday, Nov. 7 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7 at the door
Saturday, Nov. 8 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free Admission
Sunday, Nov. 9 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free Admission
Sunday Box Sale 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Purchase an empty box to fill!

Donate Items:
We are accepting donations at our warehouse on Mondays from 9 a.m to noon. We are located at 1600 Payton Gin Road, Austin, 78758. We can also pick up donations from your home. Call our hotline at 512-448-5302 to schedule a pick up.

Click here for a list of donation items we DO NOT accept for our Charity Garage Sale.

Become a Garage & Estate Sale Sponsor!

Be a sponsor for the most exciting event of the year! Click here to become a Garage Sale sponsor.

For more information on Garage & Estate Sale Sponsorship, email [email protected]

Volunteer at The Garage Sale:
Love helping? Please email garagesalevolunteers@settlementhome.org for more information.

Giving for Living

The Annual Garage & Estate Sale provides an opportunity for The Settlement Home for Children to not only help the children we serve, but also the Central Texas non-profit community. Through our Giving for Living program on Sunday, The Settlement Home provides vouchers to more than 50 Central Texas non-profits. These non-profits distribute the $25 vouchers to their clients who are in need of essential items, such as clothing, baby clothes and toys, kitchen items and more. The clients use these vouchers to pay for items at the sale.

For two years, we have adopted Lanier High School as part of our Giving for Living program. We provided each Lanier High School student with a shopping certificate to spend on Sunday at the Garage & Estate Sale. 

Sponsors are needed to support this program. If you are interested in sponsoring Giving for Living certificates, email [email protected].



The Community Youth Council (CYC) is made up of area high school juniors who are committed to giving back to the community as volunteers with The Settlement Home. The CYC is recognized at SpringFest, an evening of fun, food and celebration.

Congratulations to our Community Youth Council class of 2014! The 2014 SpringFest event was held Sunday, April 6 at The Golf Club at Star Ranch in Hutto.

The 2014 Community Leadership Award Recipient is KLBJ radio host Ed Clements. Our Outstanding Participant Award recipients are Grace Carrier and J.D. Coffin.