Downriver-based animal rescue Basil's Buddies is hosting its annual garage sale fundraiser from Fri. Aug. 30 through Sun. Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 2801 Toledo in Trenton. Items for sale will include both donated items and crafts—handmade dog- and cat-themed goods. The event will also offer child-appropriate games for $1 a game and a guaranteed prize. In addition, animals in need of new homes may be available on site for adoption on Saturday only, depending on the weather.
Items donated for sale, according to Basil’s Buddies chair Patti Radakovich, are not priced. They are sold in exchange for a donation; the amount of the donation is left up to the donor. Craft items, on the other hand, are marked with their price. Proceeds from all sales and donations go to further the rescue’s goals.
Basil’s Buddies will accept food and cat litter donations at the sale. These donations go to support the organization’s food bank, which benefits low-income and unemployed pet owners. In addition, the organization will accept returnable bottles and cans.
Donations for the garage sale are still being accepted; contact Basil’s Buddies via email for more information. Outdated electronics, however, cannot be accepted and should be taken to an electronic recycling center. Items that are not sold by the end of the event will be re-donated to other organizations for their garage sales or delivered to the Salvation Army.