34th Annual GIANT Garage Sale!

May 25 - 27, 2018

Antiques • Books • Unique Boutique • Housewares • Gardening • Tools • Craft Supplies
• Electronics • Sporting Goods • Toys • Games • Clothing • Treasures Galore
Location: The former County Market at 312 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign
Payment is cash or check only. 

2018 Sale Dates

  • Friday, May 25 - 7 am - 6 pm. - $3 per person entrance donation until 3 pm Friday
  • Saturday, May 26 - 8 am - 6 pm - $3 Bag Sale starts at 3 pm on Saturday
  • Sunday, May 27 - 10 am - noon - GIVEAWAY - $1 per person entrance donation

2018 Drop offs accepted 

No drop-offs will be accepted after 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20

  • Thursday-Friday, May 17-18 - noon to 6 pm
  • Saturday, May 19 - 9 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday, May 20 -  noon to 3 pm

Donations can only be accepted on these dates, at the sale location (312 W Kirby, Champaign)


What do we want?
Good, useable items that are not broken or worn out. We will accept clothing, but please do not bring items that are stained, torn or badly worn. Yes - we DO want books. We are also selling plants, so if you have any extras, bring them by, preferably on May 24. We reserve the right to refuse donations.    

What DON’T we want?

Please do not bring anything broken or with missing parts, carpeting, children’s car seats, chemicals, console TVs or old-style TVs with non-flat screens, flammable liquids, guns, large appliances or large pieces of furniture, lumber, magazines, mattresses/box springs, paint, tires or windows. We cannot sell these items, and must pay to have someone else haul them away. Plus, they take up a great deal of space in the building    

We will not accept remainders from other organization’s sales.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Sale

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, we will give you a blank tax form. We do not set the value, nor list what is donated. This is the donor's responsibility.

Will you pick up stuff?
We no longer pick up items, as it was a huge drain on our volunteers.

When is the latest I can drop-off items?
Donations will not be accepted after 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, in order that we have time to ready the building for the sale.

Is there an admission to the sale?
On Friday (May 25) there will be a $3 admission charge until 3 p.m. There is a $1 admission charge on Sunday (May 27) for the Giveaway. 

Will there be a bag sale?
Yes, on Saturday, May 26, at 3 p.m. We’ll close the building at 2:30 to straighten up and then let shoppers back inside at 3 p.m. We provide the bags; everything you can fit in a bag is $3. The bag sale ends at 6 p.m.

Will there be a giveaway like last year?
Yes, from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 27. There will be a $1 admission charge.

Will I be able to put a “hold” on an item? 
Sorry, all sales must be cash and carry.

Will there be food available onsite?
No, there is no room for the concessionaire this year, but our location is near several food vendors.

What do I do if I want to volunteer?
Contact CCHS at 344-7297 or send an email to natalie@cuhumane.org or mlpayne@illinois.edu.

Is there any special help you need?
If you have a truck or van and are willing to help us with set-up on Sunday, May 13, and breakdown on Sunday, May 27, or Tuesday, May 29, that would be super helpful. The volunteers who work the sale are worn pretty thin by cleanup, so any post-sale help May 27-29 would be deeply appreciated.