The Settlement Home Garage & Estate Sale is a year-long effort that culminates into four days of shopping. Organized and led by members of The Settlement Club, the Garage & Estate Sale boasts an impressive and diverse inventory of merchandise, all of which has been donated by the community. November 2-5, more than 10,000 shoppers browsed for treasures and bargain-priced deals in 21 well-organized departments. This year’s Sale had a record-breaking gross revenue of $1,216,352!
All proceeds from the Garage & Estate Sale go to The Settlement Home for Children, an Austin nonprofit that cares for children who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. Programs include a residential treatment center, group home program, transitional living program and foster and adoption. In 2016, The Settlement Home celebrated 100 years of providing housing, food, schooling, therapy and hope to children who are trying to heal from the pain of abuse and neglect.
On Sunday during The Sale, The Settlement Home hosts its own community outreach program Giving for Living Program. By partnering with nonprofits in the Austin area, we are able to provide shopping certificates to individuals and families deemed to be in the greatest need. Anyone selected to receive a certificate may choose up to $25 worth of merchandise from any of our 21 Garage Sale “departments” free of charge. Giving for Living allows The Settlement Home to not only support its own mission, but to also support the work and missions of other area nonprofits and families in need within Central Texas schools. This year, 1530 Giving for Living certificates were redeemed, equating $76,000 in merchandise going home with members of our community.
About The Settlement Home for Children: Since 1916, The Settlement Home for Children has provided opportunities and hope to children in the Austin community. Our mission is to promote healing and growth to children, young adults and families by providing a continuum of care, support and resources. We serve individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse and neglect. More information is available at www.settlementhome.org.