The Valley Hub in Helena is hosting their 1st Annual Toys for Tots Garage Sale weekend.
All proceeds go to the Helena Toys for Tots to provide toys for kids this Christmas.
"I love garage sales, and my parents used to garage sale all the time,” says Tamara Laib, the owner of the Valley Hub. “I just thought, 'you know, we could make this work.'"
It seems to be working. Toys for Tots says they are having a great turn out. They predict $6,000 to be raised from Saturday's garage sale. $2,000 has already been raised before the sale even began.
The Valley Hub owner said that as people were donating items before the sale began, many bought items on their way out.
"It's heartwarming how generous our community is, you asked them to step up and they bring it on even more than what you asked for,” says Laib.
Some community members have previous experiences with Toys for Tots and are happy to give back.
"When I was younger, my family had to use Toys for Tots. So, it feels good to give back, now that I'm older, to other kids," says Kayla Benson, an attendee of the garage sale.
The Valley Hub will continue the Toys for Tots garage sale Sunday, July 5th, 2020 from 10 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon.