Angels for Animals stages giant garage sale this weekend

Donations from 2 estates have dramatically increased the number of items.

Angels for Animals stages giant garage sale this weekend


Donations from two estates in Canton and Cornersburg have dramatically increased the array of items for this week’s 19th annual Angels for Animals garage sale.

Diane Less, founder of Angels for Animals, said the two estates, donated by animal lovers, have accounted for at least “40 percent more stuff this year.”

In January 2012, Angels was contacted by a woman from Canton who wished to donate her estate. The advance notice gave Angels time to prepare to handle the massive task. Less said the Canton estate yielded 16 van loads plus a moving van.

“There’s lots and lots of nice items including plus-size clothing,” Less said.

Less said she and Angels representatives met with the terminally ill woman prior to her death last November to make sure her wishes were carried out. Less adopted the woman’s cat, Precious, who is deaf and blind.

The Cornersburg estate also came from an animal lover who has been a faithful donor to Angels for 15 years, Less said. “We knew for a long time she was making the donation,” Less said. It yielded a full moving van and a few carloads.

The estates, known as legacy donations, have contributed so many items that the Angels sale has expanded from the usual three to four buildings.

Less said the main building will offer household and kitchen items, glassware, books, CDs, videos and artwork. “I’ve never seen so much artwork .. prints, paintings, photos and just frames,” she said.

Another building is for clothes and textiles with a special section for collectible and antiques. “There’s a number of designer purses and lots of jewelry,” Less said.

Two other buildings house what Less calls “man’s world” with furniture, outdoor and sports items, gardening supplies and light fixtures. “There’s also a large selection of clocks,” Less added.

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