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Goodwill Partners with MD Historic National Road for Yard Sale Week

May 2, 2014

Be a Maryland Picker – Find Your Treasure on the  Maryland Historic National Road

Enjoy the “thrill of the hunt” by attending or participating in Maryland’s longest continuous yard sale.   From Baltimore City to Garrett County, yard and sidewalk sales will take place along 170 miles of Maryland’s National Road from May 9 – May 18, 2014.

The Maryland Historic National Road Yard Sale provides individuals with the opportunity to reconnect with their past along America’s first interstate, by visiting historic sites, cultural attractions and enjoying all the resources of the US 40 scenic byway.  Since 1806, the National Road has been one of trade and commerce, connecting all major ports and today you can relive that experience by traveling this historic highway in search of that must have item.  Along the way enjoy great dining and shopping in quaint towns and vibrant Main Street communities of Ellicott City, Frederick, Clearspring, Cumberland and Grantsville.

The Maryland National Road Association encourages businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, churches and residents to host and stage their own yard, garage and/or side-walk sale along Maryland’s Historic National Road (US 40, Alternate 40 & MD 144).  There is no fee to participate and MNRA will keep a list of known participants for those who inquire about locations of sales.  Please send your name, date of sale, address, hours and other important details such as items available for sale, and parking information.   Event participants and other general information will be available on the organization’s website.

This year the MNRA is pleased to partner with the Goodwill Industries of Maryland along the National Road including; Goodwill of Monocacy Valley, Goodwill of the Chesapeake and Horizon Goodwill Industries.

Goodwill is most commonly recognized as a retailer, providing inexpensive quality clothing & household items to thrift savvy shoppers but as a leader in the environmental sustainability movement, Goodwill encourages the community to repurpose and reuse by diverting millions of pounds from the landfill each year. Through the organizations recycling efforts and ultimately the sale of donated items in their Retail Stores, Goodwill generates revenue to directly support free job training programs & services locally for people looking for employment and ultimately an enhanced quality of life. The mission of Goodwill is to empower individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

Goodwill and MNRA encourage event participants hosting yard sales to consider donating their unsold items to their local Goodwill.  In addition to the traditional clothing and household items that are often donated, Goodwill now accepts old computer equipment & electronics that are properly recycled thanks to a partnership with Dell Reconnect.

Goodwill Retail Stores and Donation Centers across Maryland will be collection donations during normal business hours as well as setting up remote attended donation centers in select areas, for participants to drop off their leftover items. Goodwill will supply a receipt with all donations. For a list of drop off locations please  in Frederick or Carroll County, click here.

The Maryland National Road Association is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization that preserves and promotes the economic vitality, cultural, scenic and historic resources along the Maryland Historic National Road from Baltimore City to Garrett County.

For more information on the event, or to submit a listing please contact Byway Manager, Tiffany Ahalt at (240) 626-0963 or email Tiffany@marylandnationalroad.org