In a true sign that spring is in the air, Olympia Companies master-planned communities of Southern Highlands and Skye Canyon recently held their annual Spring Community Yard Sales. Lightening the load in closets, garages, homes, and more, the two-day neighborhood yard sales included a drive-through mobile shredding service and a donation drive for the Opportunity Village Thrift Store. In addition to unloading their own unwanted items, residents had the opportunity to uncover new treasures by shopping their neighbors’ wares.
Olympia Companies SH Charitable Foundation has long been a supporter of Opportunity Village and the yard sales are just one of the many ways the Foundation is involved in uplifting the important charitable organization.
As they have in the past, residents of both communities delivered an abundance of good-quality used furniture, housewares, and clothing for the OV Thrift Store. In its 60th year, funds raised at the Thrift Store benefit programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, it serves as a training center for those in the program that are interested in pursuing a career in retail. The OV Thrift Store is the organization's oldest business and has a long-standing reputation for offering gently used items of the highest quality.
Topping off the weekend-long spring-cleaning event, a complimentary mobile shredding station was available in both communities and combined shredded more than 8,200 pounds of documents on site. The shredding event allowed individuals to dispose of sensitive materials while keeping their identities secure.
Residents from communities throughout Southern Highlands and Skye Canyon participated in the annual event, which was free and open to the entire Las Vegas Valley. The next Community Yard Sale events are scheduled this fall on October 2-3, 2021.