The KEY: Garage sale aims to keep community connected

Outside of The KEY in Fort St. James, volunteers busily prepared tables filled with donations of household items and clothing.

  • Feb. 24, 2016 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Michaeline Sam (left) and Bernice Wilkes

Volunteer Michaeline Sam (left) and Bernice Wilkes

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It was a sunny spring like day on Feb. 19.

Outside of The KEY in Fort St. James, volunteers busily prepared tables filled with donations of household items and clothing.

The garage sale brought in a good crowd according to Bernice Wilkes, support worker at The Key.

“We made about $800 today,” Wilkes said.

The KEY is a resource centre that continues to connect people through education and training offering essential skills in health, employment, life and literacy outreach services.

The centre is open three days a week and continues to bring in about 50-60 people a day from families, teens and elders.

This was the first garage sale The KEY has held to help support the centre and more are planned in the future according to Wilkes.

“It was a good day,” Wilkes said. “We are looking forward to the next one.”