Steiner Ranch - Drop Your Stuff!
It is that time of year again when we open our doors, ready our parking lot, for the Steiner Ranch Post Garage Sale Drop-Off. This project is one we look forward to every year. We began this event in 2006 and it is hard to fathom that nine years have gone by. From our humble beginnings at Towne Square when we hired a U-Haul truck to accompany the GAT Client Courtesy Truck to present day that requires our truck as well as a 30-foot trailer, I would say that this event is much anticipated within the community.
Each year we choose a charity in which to donate. This year, donations will be going to Goodwill, LEEF and the Assistance League of Austin. All of these organizations greatly impact the community in which we live.
By donating to Goodwill, we are supporting their business model. The items donated are used to provide jobs, help educate, and train community members. Their unique business line includes employment in the areas of recycling, staffing, and the reselling donated items. Additionally, Goodwill has agreed that if we fill the truck, they will make a donation to Canyon Ridge Middle School. (Last year, we raised $3000 for the Theater Arts Department at CRMS.)
LEEF is The Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation. It provides resources and funding to support academics in the Leander Independent School District. Their focus is on early literacy, great teachers and a college ready program. LEEF uses its resources to fund literacy in classrooms, enrich classroom learning, provide innovative teaching grants and help students prepare for success in college. LEEF currently impacts the lives of 34,000 students and has a projected growth of 20,000 students by 2025.
The Assistance League of Austin is a chapter of the National Assistance League. They provide educational materials for schools, clothing for students, life kits to foster children and scholarships. Being an organization that is run solely by volunteers, any support we can give them will help their philanthropic programs thrive.
The Gene Arant Team has been blessed to be a part of the Steiner Ranch community and is looking forward to being able to give back to others in need. So please help us by bringing your unsold garage sale items or any donations because every item donated will make a difference to these worthwhile charities. Together we can help impact the lives of others!