TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — If you’re looking for a bargain, you should head to Timonium on Wednesday. The popular consignment shop The Clearing House is holding its annual sidewalk sale.

Ron Matz reports you’ll not only find some great deals, you can help a good cause.

They’re getting ready at The Clearing House. From furniture to crystal, there are some great bargains at its annual sidewalk sale, which benefits the House of Ruth.

“This is a fabulous event for us. These kinds of community events are very important to us. House of Ruth people will be here lending a hand,” said Sandi Timmins, House of Ruth’s executive director.

It’s the 22nd year of the charity effort.

“Last year was a great year. We raised $12,000 for the House of Ruth. We’re certainly hoping to exceed that this year, so come out and shop for a great cause,” said Lisa Hudson, The Clearing House. “We know there’s a greater need out there. We’re happy to donate the funds from the sale to help keep those vital programs going at the House of Ruth.”

Everything’s half off the ticketed price. BB&T Bank is lending a helping hand.

“We’re caught up in the mission for the House of Ruth. We’re really passionate about helping true victims and these women and children are victims of domestic violence,” said BB&T Bank Senior Vice President Dave Garbarino. “We’re helping from both a dollar standpoint and a man and woman power standpoint. We’re rolling up our sleeves, we’re moving boxes and getting stuff out on the floor. Whatever Lisa tells us to do, we’re happy to do it and help them raise money.”

Timmins says you can find a good deal and help others.

“We like to say it’s great shopping with no guilt because it all goes to a wonderful cause,” Timmins said.

Wednesday’s sale at The Clearing House begins at 10 a.m. but many shoppers line up an hour in advance. The sale continues until 3 p.m.


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