505-Junk is partnering with the Delta Secondary Dry Grad committee this weekend.
Recognizing that Deltans are going to miss the annual spring clean-up event, on Sunday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DSS tennis court parking lot, 505-Junk is collecting your small to medium sized junk and donating their time in a fundraising effort to support the Grad Class of 2021.
“The DSS Dry Grad 2021 community is thankful for 505-Junk which itself has strong roots in South Delta,” said the Dry Grad committee. “The entrepreneurs of 505-Junk, Scott Foran and Barry Hartman, are SDSS alumni and they just want to give back to the community that helped raise them. Already, they have given Deltans greatly appreciated deals over the past year and bit to make up for the loss of the city’s annual spring clean-up.”
A note to those dropping off, no drywall, chemicals, aggregates (cement and dirt), food waste and mattresses/box springs will be accepting.
The DSS Dry Grad committee has been developing plans that will hopefully adhere to COVID provincial health orders by the end of June. With folks already being able to gather in outside spaces with the same 10 people, the Dry Grad committee is hopeful that the health orders will ease just enough to allow their plans to work.
Fundraising has been more challenging this year than in any other year, and prior to COVID, Dry Grad has been able to raise enough funds to support a robust scholarship program at DSS. This year, available scholarship funds are looking like they will be far less than in past years. To help power through to their budgeted goal of reaching $50,000, DSS Dry Grad has run a number of fundraisers already including: Holiday Stock Up with Purdy's, Neufeld Farms sales, samosa sales and epicure, a shred-a-thon, virtual naked Pallet paint night with Four Winds, picnic catering and custom platters, Easter Purdy's and Bombs and Bevvies hot chocolate bombs and now family portraits with Kristen Laufer Photography and 505-Junk-A-Thon.
For later in May, they are pulling together auction items for the last kick at the can with an online auction. Come out and support all their fundraising events and make a donation that works for you and that supports a good cause for the youth of Ladner. Stay in the loop at: https://www.dssgrad.com/.