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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  If you love a good yard sale, you can find good deals at one that will also benefit a good cause this weekend, put on by the Albany Advocacy Resource Center.

They do have just about anything you could want, from clothes, to furniture to electronics. It's the group's first yard sale and they hope it gets their name out and boosts business so people who depend on AARC will continue to have a place to shop and a place to work.

To some folks it may just look like another thrift store, but for Charles Peters it was second shot at employment. He was 39 when he had a life-changing experience.

"I was working with Dairy Fresh," he said. "I had a heart attack, they cut me open did double bypass."

And year after year following his heart attack he had trouble finding another job, "I'd probably still be looking if it hadn't been for them."

He joined up with the AARC an organization that helps people with disabilities have the same opportunities and enjoy the same rights and freedoms as everyone else. "I don't make as much as I once made, but I'm thankful for what they did for me."

Several people who are a part of the organization work here at the AARC thrift store it raises money to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. "They love it, they love getting up and coming to work. If we didn't have the store, I don't think they would be able to go to work," said 

Without donations this thrift store would not be able to stay open and those who depend on it wouldn't have a place to shop or work.  "We could not get them for them if it wasn't for this store and the donations we receive."

So Organizers are holding the first ever AARC yard sale. They hope the yard sale will help boost funds to keep the thrift store and other AARC activities thriving. "I'm hoping they find out and continue to come to the store and shop."

Thousands of items ranging from furniture to TV's will be discounted available for the public to buy which will not only help out the organization but change lives. That yard sale will be held this Saturday at 712 East Oglethorpe Boulevard from 10:10am and 3pm.

 If you don't have a chance to make it to the yard sale this weekend you can always stop by the thrift store at 901 Pine Avenue.

 

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