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Update: African orphans sale


This just in from Melanie Freshour, board member of the African Children's Project: The benefit yard sale for the group is Saturday on the grounds of 1400 WSIC radio, 1117 Radio Road, Statesville. It's open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can still drop off donations - used stuff such as household items, athletic equipment, bikes or other children's ride-on toys - can be dropped off at Melanie's house, 8422 Brentfield Road, Huntersville, until midnight Friday. If you need pick-up, email her at "That is how eager I am to glean and sell as much as possible," Melanie said.

Get more details on what to donate at the group's Facebook page.

This Huntersville-based charity will sell those donations at a gigantic yard sale Saturday, and then turn the proceeds into beds for orphans in Africa. The African Children's Project, founded in 2006 and spearheaded by several Charlotte-area residents, aims to build a children's home in Embu, Kenya. The goal is to help support Africa's growing number of orphans, so they have a safe place to live - free of abuse and exploitation.