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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Prevention Time 2019 Spring Auction to help fund HIV/AIDS prograams in Africa

Spring Auction 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 6:30 pm
Sacajawea Middle School Gym
1141 South Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA

Our spring auction was held on Saturday, May 4, at Sacajawea Middle School in Federal Way. Along with some generous donations, we were able to raise $16,211. We had many items donated by the community, including restaurant and retail gift cards, bakery items, plants, baskets and other items for men, women, and children. For the second year, we also had a Golden Ticket drawing to win a $500 Costco gift card.

We also shared about the two projects we support --- Reach4Life and Khayelisha Care. There has been tremendous growth in the Reach4Life ministry in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique, with over 205,000 kids participating in 2018.

Next year's auction will be held on Saturday, May 2. (It is always held the Saturday before Mother's Day weekend.) Please put this fun event on your calendar now. All proceeds will again help support Reach4Life (AIDS prevention and youth development) and Khayelisha Care (care for orphans and vulnerable children).

We thank everybody who helped prior to and during the auction, and for your financial support. We couldn't do it without you!

 

Prevention Time 2019 Garage Sale

Summer Garage Sale 2019

June 27—29, 2019
Sacajawea Middle School Cafeteria
1141 South Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA

Our annual garage sale was held at Sacajawea Middle School on Thursday, June 27, through Saturday, June 29. We set up on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (June 24-26). In addition to our 30 rack (holding 30' on both sides), we purchased sixteen 5-foot racks, so we could hang more clothes. Many donors helped by sorting out the "usable" clothing from the "recycle" clothing prior to bringing them to us. Some also left their clothes on hangers, which helped since we were hanging more clothes. As requested, people also held their non-clothing items until the week of the sale, and brought them directly to the school so that we could put things out immediately where they needed to go.

We raised $6,134 from the sale and have additional items to put on ebay and Craigslist.

All proceeds will fund the Reach4Life AIDS prevention and youth development program in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique.

Bags of clothing for Prevention Time's yearly clothing drive, one of their events to support AIDS prevention in Africa.

Summer Clothing Drive 2019

May 15 through September 30, 2019
30020 2nd Court South
Federal Way, WA

We will have our annual clothing drive again this summer. We don't send clothes to Africa (that would be too expensive), but we partner with a clothing recycler who works with charities. What we receive is based on weight (certain amount per pound of clothing). We will again be collecting  the following items:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Purses, belts and backpacks
  • Bedding [no pillows]
  • Fabric
  • Backpacks
  • No decorative pillows
  • No area rugs
  • No stuffed animals

Smaller contributions can be dropped on the covered porch or call 253-946-5953 to arrange a time to drop off larger amounts.

All proceeds will help to fund the Reach4Life AIDS prevention and youth development program in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique.

RECENT EVENTS

Read about our recent events that support Africa

Mission Trip 2018

A team of sixteen people from six Seattle-area churches went on a mission trip to South Africa during the first two weeks of September. The team spent time in Johannesburg, Harrismith, North West province, and Durban. They visited eleven schools, doing school assemblies and teaching Reach4Life lessons in the classrooms. They also visited an orphanage, an elder care home, a drug rehab facility, and met with church groups in every location. Home visits gave the team a chance to talk to the local people. About 60 to 70 of the program coordinators and Peer Educators (local teachers of the Reach4Life program) from thirty one areas (including Swaziland) joined them. The team enjoyed their time with both the learners (students) and program workers. Over 4,000 faith bead necklaces were distributed in classrooms.  They are always a popular items and there never seem to be enough for those who want them! About 7,500 gospel tracts were also handed out. All of the schools visited were very large, so when you include the assemblies, the team was able to interact with conservatively 7,000 to 8,000 youth just during the school visits. The team also brought 416 theological training books and study Bibles donated by the Gospel Coalition. We appreciate the hospitality shown to the team by the local people there. Another trip is planned for the fall of 2020.

To watch a video of the 2018 mission trip, click on the photo above.

Prevention Time 2018 Spring Auction to help fund HIV/AIDS prograams in Africa

Summer Garage Sale 2018

Our annual garage sale took place June 28-30. Due to the increasing size of this fun event and the unreliability of the weather, we held the sale at an indoor venue for the first time, Sacajawea Middle School. We didn't have to worry about the weather, there was plenty of parking space, it was on a busy road and easily visible to people passing by, and we could lock the doors at the end of each day. We pre-sorted clothing items ahead of the sale, and asked donors to hold non-clothing items until the two days of set-up. We were thankful so many donations came in then. (The picture above was taken during set-up.)  We thought there would be plenty of room but still had overflow items outside the cafeteria.

We want to thank all of our donors, helpers, shoppers, and those who helped with vehicles. We had over 40 people helping at various times, and many came to help with the clean-up on the last day. We took in $6,201 in sales and have a few more seasonal items to sell on ebay.  All proceeds help to fund the Reach4Life AIDS prevention and youth development program in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique!

People found many treasures and unbeatable bargains!  Next year we will have the garage sale again during the last part of June. Please mark your calendar, and start saving any items you have for donation.

Prevention Time's 2018 Auction

Spring Auction 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 6:30 pm
Sacajawea Middle School Gym
1141 South Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA

As in the past, our silent auction offered gift cards from popular restaurants and retail stores, along with gift baskets, books, unique items, plants, and bakery goodies. Reach4Life program director Thandeka Mavundla visited from Johannesburg to give us updates on the tremendous growth in the Reach4Life ministry in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique. This informal event was a lot of fun, with something for everybody. The auction takes place the weekend prior to Mother's Day. Please put it on your calendar now for next year! We raised $13,466.08 to support Reach4Life (AIDS prevention and youth development) and Khayelisha Care (care for orphans and vulnerable children).

Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse restaurante in Federal Way, where Prevention Time will hold a fund raiser breakfast for AIDS prevention in Africa

Jimmy Mac's Breakfast 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse
34902 Pacific Hwy South, Federal Way, WA

Supporters were able to share the booth with Thandy and other Prevention Time friends at Jimmy Mac's when we got together for a fun breakfast of pancakes, sausage/bacon, eggs, and coffee/orange juice. The cost was $10 with half of that amount being donated back to Prevention Time for the Reach4Life program.

We occasionally have fundraising breakfasts so please watch our newsletter for those events, and plan to join us. If you do not already receive our newsletters, please subscribe in the  Mailing List form at the bottom of this page.

Prevention Time spring auction in 2017, one of their yearly events to raise runds for AIDS prevention.

Spring Auction 2017

As in the past, our silent auction offered gift cards from popular restaurants and retail stores, along with gift baskets, books, unique items, plants, and bakery goodies. Reach4Life program director Thandeka Mavundla attended and gave us updates on the tremendous growth in the Reach4Life ministry in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique. This informal event is always a lot of fun, with something for everybody. The items that  sold, along with bids beyond full value and other donations, brought in a total of $15,856! In addition to that, some people signed up to give monthly contributions. We thank all of you for your generous hearts!

Prevention Time 2017 Garage Sale to help children in Africa affected by AIDS/HIV

Summer Garage Sale 2017

The summer garage sale took place June 15, 16 and 17, after being postponed a week due to poor weather. Even though the weather was also bad the following week, we went forward. Some items were sold online and the total came to $5,990.30.

We appreciate the 40+ volunteers who assisted by sorting the clothes and organizing items before the sale, arranging things and helping customers during the event, and bagging and boxing the leftover items afterwards. We also appreciated the donation of canopies, tables, tubs, and other items. We are grateful for these amazing helpers!

The leftover clothing, shoes, purses, belts, etc. will be used to start our clothing drive. See the related article above for details. All proceeds will fund the Reach4Life AIDS prevention and youth development program in South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique.

Summer Clothing Drive 2017

The clothing drive, which began the end of June following the garage sale, resulted in 35,900 pounds of clothing being collected.  Thirty seven helpers came to load the 53-foot trailer. With so many hands, the work was completed in just one and a half hours. We've done this event the past four years, and our prior record was 27,054 pounds. We extend a huge thanks to everyone who donated items, told others about the event, or helped pick up or load clothing. We sold a few of the higher value items on ebay.  The total raised came to $8,096.63.  We couldn't have done it without you!  (In the 2016 clothing drive article below; click the play button in the picture to see how we load the trailers.)

To watch a video of the 2016 summer clothing drive, click on the photo above.

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