Furniture sale to help Salvation Army

Aug. 21, 2013 @ 01:18 PM

The Furniture Capital of the World is living up to its name this weekend when The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will hold its annual furniture sale.
On Saturday, with a preview day Friday, the nonprofit will have its largest fundraiser, which helps pay for several of the Salvation Army’s programs, at 301 W. Green Drive in High Point from 8 a.m.-3 p.m on Saturday. Items must be picked up by 4 p.m. The preview of the items will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, costing $10 to enter.
Although none of the items will be for sale at the preview, there will be a silent auction. Participants may bid on the silent auction items starting that evening and ending at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Bidders must register with a credit card to participate. Other items that are not up for silent auction can be bought at the ticketed price.
Sue Baxter, publicity chairwoman for the furniture sale, said the event has been very successful in the past 10 years.
“Last year, we raised $39,768,” Baxter said. “We helped get the new truck so (Salvation Army) can pick up everything it needs. It’s the third year for the preview, and we had about 100 people there last year. People really seem to like it.”
Furnitureland South donated home items such as sectionals and loungers for the living room, tables and chairs for the dining room and dressers and chest of drawers for the bedroom. The store also donated outdoor furniture and home accessories like mirrors and lamps.
The proceeds will benefit many of the Salvation Army’s ministries, including Women’s Transitional Housing and The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.
For more information call 881-5400.
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