Reverse Garage Sale

A reverse garage sale is also a sort of house-warming.  Instead of buying things people are giving them.  If you have an item to donate, please post it in the comments section so we can make sure there aren’t too many duplicate items and so you can be properly thanked.  Thank you for any help you’re able to give!

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  • If you’d like to drop off a donation, please contact Mai-Linh Le via email at to coordinate.

  • Jen’s Sizes

    Pants: 8
    shoes: 7 1/2
    Shirts: Medium

    Alan’s Sizes

    Pants: 32/34 (Long style)
    Shoes: 9 1/2 (if they run small go up 1/2)
    Shirts: Small
    Alan likes the styles found at Shirt Woot, 80s Tees, and Snorg Tees


    55 responses to “Reverse Garage Sale

    1. alecia terry

      These couches are super comfy and have kinda a silvery/blueish thing going on…my bf was planning on selling them at a garage sale but this is a far better use if Alan and Jen fancy them!

    2. alecia terry

      I also have a ton of kitchen stuff…

      – Basically-brand-new Margarita Machine
      -Set of white plates and bowls
      -Bunch of different glasses
      -Coffee Machine (a bit on the old side, somebody else might have a better option for this!)
      -1 large pot and 1 larger frying pan (older as well)

      I also have a hair dryer and a curling iron…

    3. Kyle

      I have a PS2 and games that also works as a DVD player. It’s not a PS3 but it’s a start.

    4. Mandie Smith

      One Coffee Maker- from Stephen Krystek
      Bath soap and assorted toiletries- Andrea Smith-Grum
      One Clothing Rack- SyntheticHuman Pictures
      Misc Clothing/purses-Andrea Smith-Grum
      Misc Clothing-SyntheticHuman Pictures

      More to come!

    5. Kate

      Matt and I have a ton of extra bedding to choose from. Comforters, sheets, pillows, pretty much everything. If a suitable bed isn’t found soon enough I also have a very comfortable foam mat, about the size of a full/double.

      Matt and I both still have old cell phones as well, depending on what provider they were with. I’ve got a router and a modem to spare.

      We actually did save one thing from their condo – Jen’s copy of Garden State, which we never returned. Also I think I could stand to part with some of my colanders 🙂

    6. Mai-Linh

      Kate Eaton, an old friend from high school has graciously offered a queen sized bed and box spring.

      With all these larger donations, if they need to be moved and housed immediately, let me know. I am renting a Uhaul this weekend to move my furniture to our new place. I figure while I have it, I can pick up anything else.

      Oh yeah, I’ll need muscle and a truck driver…

    7. Kate Eaton

      Queen size mattress and box springs
      1 set of queen size sheets
      Waffle iron

    8. Kyle

      My Dad’s generous GF offered the following items. I’ve taken out the ones she listed that have already been mentioned above:

      “loveseat, coffee table, full bed, …, regular and 60 inch floor model tv sets, and maybe a few other larger household items, as well as kitchen items to give Jen and Alan. Tell me how it is best to call or talk to them to see if these items will work for them.”

      I also potentially have a really cool option for an awesome place for them to stay rent free for somewhere around 5-6 months while they get on their feet. I’ll bring this up at the fundraiser discussion at Mai’s tomorrow night.

    9. Kate Eaton

      queen size bed frame

    10. Kate Eaton

      3 teflon coated pots with glass lids, various sizes

      • Kate Eaton

        Small round end table
        Silverware (8 place settings) and misc serving spoons
        Vegetable peeler
        Measuring spoon set
        Make up for Jen (mascara, eye liner, eye shadow, lip gloss, all new)
        Set of make up brushes for Jen
        A few clothes for Jen (2 pairs of jeans, a few tops)
        A few pantry food items (cereal, mac and cheese)
        Set of four dinner plates with matching dessert plates
        2 clear vases for flowers

      • Kate Eaton

        Can opener

    11. Donovan

      Wow you guys! This is amazing. We have a lot of plates and bowls we can contribute. I’ll root around the house a bit more…

    12. Josh C

      We’ve got a few pieces of furniture we were planning on donating to charity that we’d be happy to send their way. I see some mention of similar items already, so just let me know if they’re wanted/needed.

      Three couches (A red Ikea sofa+love seat and a grey/brown couch from Levitz or something). They aren’t in fantastic condition, but they’re comfy to sit on.
      Living room end table
      Living room coffee table

      And if they’re into TiVo, we’ve got an unused Series 2 with lifetime subscription they can have. Doesn’t have an analog tuner, so it requires cable.
      I believe we might still have a decent DVD player as well.

      I’ve got a pickup truck too, so if you’re having a hard time transporting some of the larger stuff let me know. My cell # is on FB.

    13. Kate

      I might be getting ahold of a microwave for them from my boss.

    14. Kate

      I don’t know who all remembers my friend Deb but she is already busy making lots of hats for Alan 🙂

    15. Eric

      A co-worker of mine is the same size as Alan and is going to donate a bag of clothes. I hope this begins to help!!!!

    16. Matt Guidi

      If Alan lost the keyfob for his car let me know I can get one through Ultimate.

      • Janet

        Hi Matt,

        Alan’s mom here. Jen said she found his keys, but the alarm fob melted so we need help with that. Do you have Jen’s number?

    17. Matt Guidi

      Oh, same thing goes for Jen’s car, just don’t know if she had an aftermarket fob.

    18. Kim Parmon-Freitas

      You guys are so amazing. I’m in CA but I might be able to scrounge up a box of stuff to ship out. Is there an address I can send things to? You can email me if you don’t want to post a private address online.

    19. Kyle


      You can send to me. I’ll get em where they need to go!

      242 S Beck Ave. Apt. 242
      Tempe, AZ 85281

    20. Kim Parmon-Freitas

      One more thing: my dad is an engineer and I asked him to see if his company might be able to donate a computer. Hopefully that will happen but if it doesn’t I’m sure that’s something they’ll need. Just a thought.

    21. Meghan Gustafson

      I know off hand I have a TV and I *might* have a flat-screen computer monitor. I’ll go through and see what else I can find.

    22. Melissa Yoder

      We have a dining room table with a leaf/insert and a couple of chairs to match if they are needed.

    23. Jackie Roche

      Would anyone be interested in chipping in for a Target gift card with me? Even $5 would add up quickly if we get enough people.

      I also have some silverware to add to Kate’s if they need (20-piece set). More to come!

    24. Nick Crohn

      I have a couple desks and an older 21″ CRT monitor that were going to be donated. If they can use them I’m more than happy to supply them. My phone number is available on FB.

    25. Camille H

      What address is best to drop off items?

    26. Dan McClary

      I’ve got a laptop that I can refurbish and donate.

      • Michelle Blanshard

        My sister’s roommate also has a 2 year old sony viao laptop that might need a little work, but she is willing to donate it

    27. Laura Strelka

      I have a camera (it’s not digital, sorry, but it’s pretty nice) and I’ll buy some film to go with it.

      I also have one of those Flip camera things. It takes up to 30 minutes of video.

      I’ll look around my apartment for more stuff.

    28. Kate

      My friend Laura has been making earrings so I asked her to make some for Jen. I don’t know if this direct link will work, but here’s what she came up with –

    29. Lea

      There has been a super-cute small dining set that has been offered. Perfect for apt size. Also I have an entire kitchen being donated by Dave Campbell, one of Alan’s co-workers. Dishes, Silverware, the works.

    30. Matt LeFevers and Jackie Roche

      shirts for Alan
      2 sets of towels

    31. Michelle Blanshard

      I currently have 3 bags of clothes for Jen from my sister! They might be closer to a size small, but some of them still have the tags on them!

    32. If needed, I have a computer-desk chair that needs a new home.

    33. LC

      I found this jawesome Flash t shirt online but have no idea if he would want to wear it or if 900 people are already getting him Flash stuff. I’m his waist size but about 5 inches shorter than he is so clothing is out I guess. I have a few pairs of scrub pants that are comfy as anything you can imagine if Jen wants them for pajama type stuff. I have a bunch of items around the apartment I don’t need or could pawn off to donate some funds otherwise.

    34. laurie curto

      I have a kitchen table with lef. that can sit up to 6. Good condition along with 2 end tables and matching coffeetable. Brown wood with smoked glass tops
      I also have a china hutch thats dark wood.
      would love to see them go to someone who really needsa them.

    35. EK and Tammy Carpenter

      We have a Beauty Rest Exceptionale California King Ultra Pillow Top mattress and box spring if interested.

      We also have a duvet cover, a bed skirt, two king size pillow shams all in a striped and floral grey green combination. Unfortunatly there are no sheets. Because of the pillow top it requires extra deep pocket sheets.

      If you are interested we’d be happy to pick up some new sheets in a color of your choosing.

      • EK and Tammy Carpenter

        We also have quite a few red kitchen utinsels (spoons, spatulas, tonges, etc….) We’d be happy to add them if needed.

    36. Pat Bolster

      crockpot and some kitchen utensils if they can use them; mugs, tea cups, tea towels

    37. I’ve got a little care package of kinda random (but useful) things.

    38. Kim Parmon-Freitas

      I sent a blue Zuo Modern Saturn Chair with DMC- he’ll be bringing it out on Friday.

    39. Kate Eaton

      Got some red pots and pans from my friend Jenn Sloat. They can go with the red utensils that someone mentioned above. 🙂

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