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Auction to benefit local food bank

The contents of a locker on this floor of the U-Lock Mini Storage at 15028 32 Ave. will be auctioned off for charity Aug. 11. Customer service rep Don MacLellan stands guard.  - Dan Ferguson photo
The contents of a locker on this floor of the U-Lock Mini Storage at 15028 32 Ave. will be auctioned off for charity Aug. 11. Customer service rep Don MacLellan stands guard.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson photo

Drafting boards, furniture and heavy-duty tools are among dozens of items going on the (silent) auction block this month, at an event to benefit Sources’ White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank.

Katrina Hapay, manager of the White Rock/South Surrey U-Lock Mini-storage facility, said people have donated “all kinds of stuff” for the cause.

“We’ve got everything from furniture to tools,” she said. “

It’s a good way for people to donate stuff when they don’t know where else to go.”

Items so far have been donated by existing tenants, one of whom was downsizing for a move.

Hapay said the business made the food bank its charity of choice about a year ago, donating proceeds of a raffle along with other items in the hopes of easing the journey of those who rely on the facility.

It’s close to home, and “there’s a lot of people that depend on it,” she said.

Hapay said the goal is to hold similar auctions every three to four months.

Anyone with good-condition items to donate is welcome to bring them by 15028 32 Ave. during business hours, as the items must be approved first.

The auction itself is set for 10-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 11.

For more information, call 604-536-7988.

 

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