At Jodi Quibell's garage sale people don't bring money, they bring food.
"Knowing there are children who are not given enough to eat in our community hurts my heart. Because of this, in December 2012, I decided to take action and started Food for Gifts. My sister-in-law was my inspiration, as she organizes a ‘Christmas Store’ in Cherryville, BC. Children from the local elementary school are invited to come and ‘shop’ for gifts for their families, using Food Bank donations as currency," says Quibell.
She took the idea and created her own version.
"I opened up my garage, put up some shelves and tables, and took in donations of gently used items, which people could ‘purchase’ using Food Bank donations as currency.
With my two young sons as helpers, to date we’ve raised approximately 753 items for the Food Bank and $147 in cash and gift cards! We are proof that it doesn’t require money to help others – all you need is your time!"