Rotary Club to conduct attic sale, seeking donations


The Rotary Club of Westfield is seeking donations for a new attic sale fundraiser.

The attic will be conducted in early June. A date has not been announced.

Donated items do not have to come from an attic.

“There’s a double meaning to ‘attic.’ People have things in their attic that are perfectly good but no longer useful to them, and the second part is when we have the sale in June, it will be in the upstairs attic of the Edward Jones office (350 E. Main St. in Westfield),” Rotarian John Salladay said. “This is a new initiative on our club’s effort, and the purpose of our fundraising here is to support local youth activities, particularly the Westfield Youth Assistance Program and the Student Impact organization, so we want to be able to increase our financial support for their activities.”

The club is looking for donations of household goods. Donated items can include furniture, small appliances, tools, home décor, sports or outdoor equipment, bicycles, antiques, collectibles, functioning electronics or computers, cameras, musical instruments, toys and games, non-food pet supplies, video games, movies, music and luggage, among other non-clothing items.

The Rotary Club of Westfield will utilize the help of Westfield High School athletes to help pick up donations for free and also deliver purchased items on the day of the sale for a fee.

“We are getting community involvement in this activity. One of the best things we are doing is working with (varsity football) coach Jake Gilbert to help supply students from the football team to help us on the pickups,” Salladay said. “They will help us on the day of the event as well. If we have deliveries, if somebody buys a desk and it’s hard to transport, the students will be able to deliver it for them for a charge.”

For more or to donate, call 317-620-0157.