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Rock House Kids hosts annual rummage sale in the rain

Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 7:05 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Not even the rain could stop Rock House Kids from hosting its annual rummage sale.

The safe haven for inner-city kids has hosted the rummage sale for years. Even during the height of the pandemic last summer, the event brought in more than $4,000. 100% of the proceeds go to Rock House Kids. The organization put out the word that they were collecting items, and the community responded with plenty of second-hand quality items.

The program provides meals and daily essentials to more than 250 children in Rockford four nights a week. Office coordinator Kim Alexander says events like this are what keep Rock House Kids going.

“It probably will go to either hot meals, or kid-friendly food bags. Each night, the child takes home a bag of non-perishables with them. It takes a lot of money to fund those kid-friendly food bags.”

If you missed Friday’s rummage sale, don’t worry. You can still swing by on Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The address is 1802 Santa Monica Dr.

Rock House Kids receives no federal, state, or city funding. It is supported fully by donations. For more information about the program, visit their website rockhousekids.org.

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