Manchester Garage Sale

Hundreds of items for sale that benefits Camp!

Opens April 13, 2015 – Closes Mid-Oct.
913 East Main Street, Manchester, IA
Phone 563-927-2120

Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

The 39th annual Manchester Garage Sale for Camp Courageous is about to get underway. Just as Camp Courageous has grown from 211 campers during the summer of 1974 to nearly 7,000 individuals with special needs year-round today, so grown the Manchester Garage Sale.

The Manchester Garage Sale, Camp Courageous’ largest fund raiser, is run by over 50 volunteers. Open for six months out of the year from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday. These volunteers give of their time to run the sale located at 913 East Main in Manchester.

The sale opens Monday, April 13th and remains open until about the second week in October. For the six months following the sale, volunteers work on the facilities, constantly making improvements.

The Manchester Garage Sale has been a win-win situation. People who have donated their personal items to the sale have had the opportunity to clean house, knowing their things will go for good use. The buyer has the opportunity to get needed items at a very reasonable price, and the camp obtains items it needs, along with much needed financial support.

The Garage Sale is led by a very dedicated committee. For these members the sale goes year-round, as they are constantly gathering things, washing and mending items, and doing whatever they can for the betterment of the camp.

Do you have items that you would like to donate to the Manchester Garage Sale? The garage sale’s success is based on the generosity of people donating items to be sold. Many items can be donated, however there are some items that have not sold well in the past:

  • Electronic items are not accepted.
  • No televisions or computer equipment.
  • Items with a motor, such as treadmills or vacuum cleaners, are not accepted.
  • Items need to be in clear bags. Items in black or dark bags are not accepted.

If you are unsure if your item will be accepted then please call the Manchester Garage Sale at 563-927-2120 or the camp at 319-465-5916.

See the map below or visit Google Maps here.