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As a 4-year Leukemia survivor, Stacey Mertes is heavily involved in fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association. Her 7-year-old son, Logan, is a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic, but keeps Stacey on her toes with his own active fundraising endeavors such as the Columbia Tower climb (for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society), WaMu stair climb (for Cystic Fibrosis), and several triathlons and other stair climbs around the city. Originally from a suburb of Chicago, Stacey has lived in many of the local neighborhoods (including spending 11 years next to the Pike Place Market), since graduating from the University of Washington. She finally settled down in the most diverse zip code in the country, Columbia City, where she enjoys walks to the many restaurants, farmers market, and art events nearby. Her favorite hobby of late is finding the most fun “free” things to do around Seattle with her son. She loves movies, plays, visiting the Pacific Science Center and other museums, and finding those geocaching adventures.

Urban Girls Garage Sale At 1927 Events In Seattle

Urban Garage Sale (photo credit: Urban Garage Sale)

Urban Girl’s Garage Sale (Photo Credit: Urban Garage Sale)

Ready for a unique shopping experience without consignment store prices that includes 40+ vendors, a networking café, a trained stylists on-site to help you shop, and plenty of high-quality goods, from clothes to small furniture and everything in between? Well, plan to go to the Urban Girl’s Garage Sale on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Shoe sold at Urban Girl's Garage Sale (photo credit: Urban Girl's Garage Sale)

Shoe sold at Urban Girl’s Garage Sale (Photo Credit: Urban Girl’s Garage Sale)

The idea began when a Seattle Army Reservist, Zong Her, the founder of Girl Power Hour, Darnell Sue, and the founder of Styled Seattle, Darcy Camden, joined forces to find a way for women without garages or yards to sell their high quality goods. Her found out she was being deployed to Afghanistan this April with an Oregon Transportation Unit and Sue might move to France and both needed to find a way to downsize and make money at the same time. But like most city-dwellers, neither had a garage for a proper sale. Bring on Camden, a stylist who has helped hundreds of women clean out their closets, and an idea was born. The three friends created Urban Girls Garage Sale, the ultimate pop-up shop bringing together local sellers and buyers, with all remaining items being donated to the Goodwill. The goal for this event is not only to encourage Seattleites to attend/participate and donate to their community, but to eventually grow the idea in other major cities across the U.S.

WHEN:
Sunday, March 17, 2013
VIP Preview Sale: 9 to 11 a.m.
Public Sale: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:
1927 Events
1927 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Ph. 206-979-7467

TICKETS: Free for shoppers and open to the public. Please click here to RSVP, which is encouraged, but not required.

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