Builders Care opens online garage sale to sell appliances, furniture, cabinets and home décor

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Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has launched an online garage sale through its Facebook page to help raise money for its program. All funds raised will help support Builders Care’s mission of helping elderly and disabled homeowners in Lee County with emergency repairs.

The new online garage sale will be a continuous online sale, replacing the one-day sale traditionally held every January. Items offered include new high-end appliances, furniture, flooring, cabinets, windows, home décor, plumbing fixtures, tools and more. Buyers can view items by visiting the Builders Care Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare and viewing the photo album titled “Current Inventory of Building Supplies.”

“We received a tremendous response to our one-day, in-person sale for the past five years,” said Christi Pritchett, Lee BIA Builders Care’s executive director. “We hope to build off that success by continuing the sale year-round on Facebook. Every item we sell will directly benefit elderly, disabled and low-income residents right here in our community.”

While some of the donated items are used on Builders Care projects to assist homeowners in the community, the online garage sale will offer a variety of valuable items to the general public for pennies on the dollar.

Here’s how it works. After viewing items on the Lee Builders Care Facebook photo album, potential buyers are to contact the Builders Care office via Facebook message or by calling 239-938-0056 to schedule an appointment. Appointments must be made in advance and confirmed by Builders Care staff. All sales are final, and no returns or exchanges are granted.

Builders Care accepts donations of building materials at its office, 6835 International Center Blvd, Suite 4 in Fort Myers. All donations are tax deductible.

About Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare, Instagram.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.