By AMBER HODOREK
Hither & Yon
This Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, Hither & Yon will be hosting a large home goods sale at Lakeland Christian Academy including everything from re-purposed furniture to other beautiful and unique home furnishings including pillows, lamps, wall art and other craft items.
All of the proceeds will be used to support education for children in Zambia – for whom a high school graduation can be life altering.
Hither & Yon, originally opened as a home décor store in May 2013 with the sole focus of fostering hope through education.
It was a collaboration of people and businesses in the community and operated for over a year with volunteers and donations. The charity has since closed the store to focus their efforts on hosting a bi-annual event sale.
“We are so excited to bring this two day event to Lakeland, said Laurie Victa, manager of Hither & Yon. “This will be a great opportunity for the community to see everything we have to offer at one time instead of having to continually stop in the store. Our volunteers have been working tirelessly to be able to offer some really beautiful items.”
Through a partnership with a group of churches in rural Zambia, Hither & Yon has been able to establish an education project and identify students that are at risk for dropping out of school due to financial hardship.
“At this point we have committed to supporting a group of children through high school, which will empower them and offer a whole new world of opportunity. All of the proceeds from this sale will be used to support those children,” says Victa.
While people can simply donate to the cause, the goal is to offer something in return.
“This is a real opportunity to put your money to work. Shopping the sale allows you to purchase with a purpose – and bring home something unique at the same time!”
The doors will open at Lakeland 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information about Hither & Yon and the children they support, and to see pictures of some of the items for sale, please visit www.facebook.com/HitherAndYonStore.