Parking lot sale boosts ACS
Pivoting off a hiatus year due to COVID-19, Do It Best Corp. of Woodburn raised a record amount of money for the Relay for Life American Cancer Society during its parking lot sale on Saturday, Sept. 11.
Do It Best General Manager Mark Hester said the annual charitable sale was postponed a year ago. However, this year's sale made up for it.
"This year, we had it, and we raised an amazing $40,700," Hester said. "This event is a year-long event for the Do it Best team as we collect, store, and price discontinued items or items that the boxes are not pristine for our Member's Independent Hardware Stores to put on their shelves."
Hester said volunteers began setting up Friday afternoon for the Saturday morning sale.
"The Do it Best Warehouse Team members, Woodburn Kiwanis, and American Cancer Society volunteered their Friday afternoon and Saturday morning to make this happen," Hester said. "I cannot express enough the gratitude of these volunteers for this very worthy cause.
"The $40,700 is a record amount for us," he added.
Woodburn Kiwanis Club President James Audritsh said the partners were happy to pitch in and delighted that the event was a record-breaking success.
"They had been holding onto seven semi loads of merchandise from closeouts to model number changes," Audritsh said. "This year, members from various Cancer Society Relay for Life Teams, Woodburn Kiwanis Club and Do it Best Employees came together to set everything out for the public to purchase. After four hours of the sale, most items had been purchased, and many people were able to help in supporting the Cancer Society."
Audritsh noted that many of the volunteers who worked this event have been personally touched by cancer, and the sale plays a significant role in helping those who have survived.
"Many deals were made, and the whole atmosphere was positive," Audritsh observed. "We had thousands of shoppers. With this event held outside, we were able to maintain a good distance from each other and many were wearing their masks."
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.