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Adelante hosts rummage sale June 9

Adelante, Inc., the Latino & Community Resource Center, is hosting a Charity Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Adelante’s office at 520 Broadway Street Toledo. All proceeds from the event will go towards Adelante’s after-school and summer camp programs, which serve low-income at-risk youth. The event will be operated by Adelante Youth, who will manage set-up and sales.

The Rummage Sale will include the following merchandise: clothing (including baby clothes, women’s fashion, and prom dresses), shoes, household items (including bedding and dishes), furniture (including bookcases and file cabinets in perfect condition), office supplies, toys, games, and books. Over 1,000 items will be on sale.

According to Adelante’s Niki Messmore, Adelante provides programs for youth in grades kindergarten to 12th grade and have served over 170 youth during the 2011-2012 school year. Programs provide youth with academic tutoring, life skills, job skills, college preparation, drug prevention, leadership, and community service experiences. Adelante’s youth programs take place at Woodward High School, Waite High School, Marshall Elementary, East Broadway Elementary, and L. Hollingworth School for the Gifted.

According to Messmore, highlights of Adelante’s youth programs include: over 400 hours of community service performed in the Toledo community in this past year and field trips to the: “You Go, Girl!” leadership conference at Bowling Green State University, New Futuro College Summit at University of Chicago, “La Traviata” at the Toledo Opera, Imagination Station, Toledo Zoo, and various college visits.

The Youth Division is just one aspect of the vital and important charitable work of Adelante, Inc. – to improve academic success for grades K-12, increase financial and housing stability for families, teach parenting skills, prevent low birth weight in newborns, assist victims of domestic violence with achieving independence, and develop future leaders through academic, economic and life skills literacy programming. Last year, Adelante served over 800 individuals – 80 percent Latino and 77 percent under 25 years of age.

Community members who wish to donate items to Adelante’s Rummage Sale may contact Niki Messmore, Special Projects Coordinator, at (419) 244-8440, x210 or [email protected].

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