Members of Anona Methodist Church in Largo and other concerned citizens have organized three garage sales to help pay for food to host a dinner for the 160 residents at the homeless shelter Pinellas Hope.
Organizer Bonnie Parr of St. Petersburg said the group has scheduled one sale for today in Largo and two for next weekend in Seminole. She hopes to raise more than $800 to help pay for the dinner.
Parr said the group has collected truckloads of donations for the sale, including electronics, jewelry, housewares and even fishing gear.
Some of the items, including most of the clothes, were donated directly to Pinellas Hope. Most items, Parr said, will be priced to sell at 25 or 50 cents.
She also noted that some children will be running a lemonade stand, with proceeds also going toward the dinner.
Parr said she and other volunteers plan to make the a chicken cacciatore dinner July 27 at Anona United Methodist Church in Largo and then take it to the shelter that night.