COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Have any unwanted items laying around your house you want to donate for a garage sale? A local College Station resident and former Aggie is hosting a garage sale on March 1st to raise money for Breakaway's 'Shalom' Project.
Any gently used clothes, furniture, jewelry, electronics, etc. that you no longer use would be great to sell. Items can be dropped off at KBTX Media before 5 p.m. on February 28th. All money raised by this garage sale will go towards Breakaway's 'Shalom' Project.
What is Breakaway?
Breakaway is a non-denominational, weekly Bible study on the campus of Texas A&M University. Though Breakaway is not an actual church, Breakaway gives students the resources to find a local church to plug into, and serves as an asset to the local churches by teaching college students about Jesus Christ, lead them through the teachings of the Bible, and spread the gospel across the University.
Breakaway first started in 1989 in a college student's apartment. Twelve Aggies gathered to pray together and seek God through His word. Numbers have grown tremendously and now reach the thousands every Tuesday of the semester, via some of the largest meeting places on campus (including Reed Arena, Kyle Field, Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park and Rudder Auditorium).
What is the Shalom Project?
Shalom is the Hebrew word for peace; this not only means the absence of war, but the presence of contentment, completeness, wholeness, well being and harmony. Breakaway began the Shalom Project as a way to get college students involved in spreading peace and the Gospel of Jesus both locally and around the world.
Since 2007, this fundraiser has been used to raise money for people less-fortunate financially, circumstantially, physically, and emotionally. This year's Shalom Project targets the issue of sex trafficking. Today, more than 27 million people around the world are enslaved into sex, labor, and other kinds of trafficking. Breakaway is partnering with three organizations – International Justice Mission (IJM), Tiny Hands International, and Still Creek Ranch – which are all working to address this crisis at home and abroad. Breakaway's goal focuses primarily on rescuing victims of trafficking and providing homes for victim's and those most at-risk for trafficking. Join Breakaway in “Bringing them Home!”
Last year, students and Breakaway supporters raised an astonishing $119,000 for Tiny Hands International, the Show Hope foundation, and Hope Pregnancy to supply care and tangible products for those less-fortunate, including diapers, car seats, monitors, etc., and saving children from abuse and trafficking.
If you are interested in donating items for the garage sale, please bring your gently used items to KBTX Media before 5 p.m. on February 28th.
For more information about Breakaway, the Shalom Project, and their partnering organizations, click here.