Behind the Scene: The GIANT is Coming!
This Saturday, May 28th the Brant United Way will be hosting their 14th Annual Giant Warehouse Sale at the Lions Park Arena. Each year the event offers community members a chance to stock up on lots of items, save some money on their shopping, and help raise some much needed funds for the Brant United Way.
On Tuesday, May 24th, I had the chance to look Behind the Scene at this fun event and check out all the items available for sale. Brant United Way’s Executive Director, Sherry Haines, took me on a tour of the arena to see all the items. For those of you who haven’t had the experience of going to the sale, it’s quite a sight to see all the boxes and tables on display.
This year, the Brant United Way was very grateful to receive 316 skids of items, which is up from 203 skids last year. As Sherry and I moved from the so-called candle land, to laundry land, and then into shampoo land, it was clear to see they had lots to offer. From toilet paper and razors to games and pet supplies, there was something there for everyone in the family.
One of the big differences to this year’s event will be the wristband policy. In order to save people from standing in line, Brant United Way staff and volunteers will be giving people specifically numbered wristbands so that they can return in groups of 100 without waiting for so long. People are asked to check the Brant United Way’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates during the day. People can also get their wristbands anytime starting on Friday at 6pm until Saturday at 3pm.
Sherry and the Brant United Way are also very grateful to everyone who has supported them again this year. This event can’t run without the support from donors, sponsors, and over 400 volunteers. This year, the Brant United Way hopes to break last year’s total of $165,000 raised and has set a goal of $170,000. But seeing all the support and items around the arena, they’re hoping they can reach $200,000!
Make sure to Be Seen supporting the Brant United Way while shopping for your favourite items this Saturday at the Giant Warehouse Sale!
Submitted by: Jason Freeze