October 30, 2015
Many Foundation Housing homes are units situated in complexes that form a small community. Recently the tenants of a complex of units in East Perth got together to hold a jumbo garage sale. Kevin, who was one of the main organisers of the sale, wrote about the experience for Foundation Focus.
Talk about community housing working together! We held a garage sale over the Easter weekend at Bronte St, East Perth in which half-a- dozen residents joined to sell their unwanted wares. We advertised the sale which was held in our mutual courtyard in the free-ad “Quokka” paper. We were successful in selling vintage vinyl LPs and singles, plus a load of books, some quality tools and although we were offering bric-a-brac, no one bought that. However, we made some money and disposed of unwanted goods to neighbours and other customers. Good fun was had by our group of residents over the period. The legacy of this encounter with community was renewed friendship between neighbours and the result being some money made amongst the participants of our sale. And as said, good fun.
Foundation Housing tenant
Inspired to hold a garage sale in your own complex? Here are some tips:
Approach your neighbours to see if they’re interested. Have a few dates in mind.
Have fun and share a cuppa or two while you’re working together. Take some photos on your phone and send them to Foundation Focus firstname.lastname@example.org