Good Shepherd rummage sale to benefit summer trip
by Shaka S. Lias
Mar 14, 2011 | 1920 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ashley Beverly, an employee at Good Shepherd Foundation, looks at Easter Egg baskets on sale for the upcoming rummage sale.
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Ashley Beverly, an employee at Good Shepherd Foundation, looks at Easter Egg baskets on sale for the upcoming rummage sale. SHAKA S. LIAS/The Daily Tribune News
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The Good Shepherd Foundation is gearing up for its fourth annual rummage sale this week. Starting Thursday morning its 66 Gilreath Road building will transform into an indoor and outdoor rummage sale.

Operations Director Sheryl Pealor said they will sell everything from furniture, clothes, toys, evening dresses, shoes, household items and more. There is something for everyone, Pealor said of the sale, which will be held March 17-19 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Saturday is half-price day and all proceeds from the sale will go to help Good Shepherd, which employs adults with special needs," Pealor said.

The foundation began in 1979 and currently has 52 employees ranging in ages 19 to 74. Some have been employed there for many years. Working at Good Shepherd provides the employees with job training. They receive paychecks and have daily work duties.

"This is their comfort zone, where they come and enjoy the people they work with," Pealor said.

Ashley Beverly has worked at Good Shepherd for a year. The 19-year-old is also an all-A honor student at Cass High School. Beverly said she does packing and shipping at work and said she enjoys her job.

"Working here has been really good, because my friends don't get on my nerves," she said.

Beverly said there is one thing in particular she's excited about with the sale. "I'm looking forward to getting rid of the stuff."

Pealor said they have lots of items for the sale, most of their donations come from people they know and advertising.

She said the sales have been good in the past, but not as well as they hoped. She's hoping with the warm weather and Easter around the corner they will do better this time. In addition to the sale, on March 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., they will have a barbecue plate sale for $5.

"We're doing all these fundraisers because in June we're taking a group of 20 to Sea World and Busch Gardens for six days," Pealor said. The money raised will be spent for travel and spending money.

Pealor said they will deliver plates to businesses who order 10 or more, just call 770-386-0131.

Good Shepherd is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A website is in the works, but in the meantime, they can be contacted at goodshepherd66@comcast.net.