A local club raised more than $1,200 for needy mothers at a garage sale Saturday that boasted thousands of children's items at bargain prices.
More than 90 members of the Moms Club of Burbank donated 7,500 items of clothing — each of which was on sale for $1 — and roughly 75 strollers, cribs, high chairs and rocking horses to the garage sale. The event drew dozens of mothers — some expecting, others with their kids in tow.
“When you're an at-home mom, you gave up your salary — the idea is to help cover expenses,” said club member Karen Bowlin, a stay-at-home mother of two who hosted the event.
All proceeds from the sale went to the club's Mother-2-Mother Fund, which helps needy mothers around the world.
After last year's two sales, which together brought in $3,500, the funds were distributed to mothers hit by the recession, affected by Hurricane Sandy or are undergoing cancer treatment, said club president Lisa Dietrick.