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Unique yard sale encourages sharing, frowns upon waste

Several neighborhood groups teamed up to host what they hope is the first of many Free-For-All Yard Sale and Freecycle events.

Rochester, N.Y. - A massive garage sale in Rochester Sunday came with an interesting spin.

Many of the items were free.

Several neighborhood groups teamed up to host what they hope is the first of many Free-For-All Yard Sale and Freecycle events.

The community was invited to sell their items or simply give them away for free!

One goal: to make sure all the items in our lives don't go to waste.

"We have a lot of things in our homes that aren't being used. Our wheelbarrows, our drills, they only get used so many times a year," said organizer Amy Cavalier. "So why not become neighbors again. There used to be a concept of sharing with our neighbors and I just really like to see people getting out there sharing and finding a place for the things that they're not using."

Proceeds from Sunday's sale benefit Rochester Greenovation, which focuses on keeping waste out of landfills.

The non-profit hosted the event on East Main Street, which was organized by the Rochester Minimalists and the Beechwood/Homestead Heights/Culver-Winton Buy Nothing group.

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