Bargains galore available at St. Ignatius Church fundraiser

St. Ignatius Church on Walkers Road is holding a bargain-lovers’ bonanza for anyone wanting to declutter their homes and businesses or grab a sweet deal on Saturday.

The church is simultaneously staging its “Gigantic Garage Sale” in Loyola Hall and a car boot sale in the school car park between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. Buyers can snap up clothing, household items and bric-a-brac, among many other items.

If sights like this make your palms sweaty and your pulse race, then you're an official car boot sale fan.
If sights like this make your palms sweaty and your pulse race, then you’re an official car boot sale fan.

Church volunteers will man the hall’s donation stalls and serve breakfast and beverages for visitors and sellers.

Anyone who wants to sell gently used items can book a car space for $25, pay the same amount to set up a table in the hall, or simply donate their secondhand items to the church for it to sell to the highest bidder on the day.

Chapel building fund

The proceeds of both events will go toward the new chapel building fund, organizers said.

“Most of us have at least a car’s worth of items we no longer use that they could sell and free up extra home or office space, while contributing to a worthy cause,” said the church’s community liaison Jeremy Rice.

“We’re hoping that both will be fun events for buyers and sellers while raising much-needed funds to boost the building fund, the target of which is $200,000. Pledges from parishioners have already brought in almost $80,000 and the church will host more fundraisers in the coming months so it can hit its goal,” he added.

Groundbreaking for the new 1,000 square-foot chapel takes place at the church on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3. The church, part of the Archdiocese of Detroit, hopes that the new chapel can be dedicated in November.

To reserve a table/car space or give donations, email [email protected] or call the church office on 949-6797. All donations must be given to the church by no later than April 1.