A spectacular panorama of tables piled high with all manner of goods greets you on entering this massive auditorium for Scroungers Massive Winter Garage Sale, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, for three hours of unbridled foraging.
The abundant space (packed with treasures) within this massive auditorium (wheelchair and pusher friendly), an undercover veranda (sausage sizzle and gourmet coffee) and large grassed area, set the scene for a serious scrounge. Add a snack from the cafe, plus free parking and toilets and you have a scroungers wonderland.
Scroungers Garage Sales occur only three times a year, resulting in a massive assembly of goods encompassing all categories. It is a good idea to regularly check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Upcycle and help reduce waste
Grab a pack (at a bargain price) of these unique recycled cotton towels, rescued from being sent to landfill after a single use drying a surgeon's hands (after sterilisation). These high-quality cotton towels are highly absorbent and the 'word' on the street is that they work really well for cleaning stainless steel.
In line with the plastic bag ban ParaQuad's Supported Employees are hard at work sewing bags (400mm long by 350mm wide, excluding handles) made from upcycled hospital surgery towels for $2.00 per bag. As a contingency, there will be some brown paper bags available for purchase, also at $2.00 per bag. However, Scroungers ask you to bring your own bags and shopping trolleys as there is a limited supply of these bags available.
Come early as these upcycled bags won't last.
The smart scrounger leaves no table unturned
What better way to spend a winter's morning, than a good scrounge in the hope of finding that elusive treasure. With just three hours to source a bargain, you need to be 'smart' (no distractions from the mobile phone). Secondhand and NEW clothes, shoes, handbags and coats in various styles and sizes, children's toys, office furniture and everything in between, are there for the finding.
It is unlikely that you will find a larger collection of good quality furniture, kitchenware, bric-a-brac white elephant, board games, collectables, camping gear, sporting goods, DVDs, books, white goods, household items and toys, all priced to sell, with thousands of bargains to choose from. The goods on display all being donations received either through ParaQuad's network of charity bins situated throughout the Perth Metropolitan area or through their on-site donation point.
Just inside the auditorium entrance, the Cafe caters for all your coffee, snacks, pies, cakes and soft drink needs. In addition, treat yourself to a comforting hot drink from the gourmet coffee machine, kindly donated by Nino Sapienza from Direct Coffee Supplies, situated outside right next to the sausage sizzle.
Volunteers available to help you
Around 65 volunteers are available to help you during the sale with all money raised going to the registered charity, Spine & Limb Foundation of which ParaQuad Industries is a division. ParaQuad Industries is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) their mission is to provide employment and vocational educational opportunities to about 150 people with a broad range of disabilities, both physical and intellectual. Volunteers are always welcome to help set up or run the Scroungers sale. Please call (08) 9381 0195 if you would like to help.
And that is not all
Here is your chance for a quick look at two resident treasures, but don't despair, Book Bazaar (8:30am to 4:00pm) and Opportunity Knocks (8:00am to 4:00pm) are open Monday to Friday for your convenience and more time to browse.
Across the grassed area, Book Bazaar opens especially, with a massive display of quality and unique used books. I guarantee that a visit to this vast bookshop will whet your appetite to return another day for a longer browse.
Opportunity Knocks retro and pre-loved clothing store is open with an extensive selection of good quality furniture (maybe an antique or two), white goods, household items, toys and bric-a-brac at bargain-basement prices.
Free parking, restroom and public toilets
Clear your boot and take advantage of the convenient FREE PARKING and public toilets; with only three hours to load your bargains, every moment counts.
Banners show the way
Large banners well positioned on Selby Street a week before the event ensure you will not miss the turnoff.
When arriving at 10 Selby Street, turn off into called Ellis Griffiths Avenue. The ParaQuad building is about 300m along Ellis Griffiths Avenue, easy enough to find for a good scrounger, and follow the signs for hassle-free parking.
Para-Quad Industries is a division of the Spine & Limb Foundation and proceeds assist-disabled persons.