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Rockin' Rummage Sale

HARRISON COUNTY (WLOX) -- From shoes, to clothes, toys and furniture, South Mississippians had their pick at this one of a kind rummage sale.

This wasn't your ordinary yard sale. Money from these goods will help hundreds of South Mississippi children.

"If you don't help them, then there's no one to help them," says Amanda Jeannerett.

Jeannerett and some of her friends started the Rock Foundation.

"Every year Christmas passes, and we keep thinking about these kids year round. And it got to be a burden on all of our hearts, and we got to thinking that this is something we need to do year-round for these kids," Jeannerett said.

The organization helps children in state custody and foster care, and they kicked off their crusade of service with the first ever Rockin' Rummage Sale.

"I thought I would pick up a few things here or there, and I ended up buying a whole bedroom set and some really good deals," says Ashley Craig, one of the founders of The Rock.

What started out as a few items ended up as a $250 donation for this shopper. A small price to pay to give hope to children all over South Mississippi.

"Most of the kids that go into the shelter, they go in with the clothes on their back, and that's it. So it's really important for people to think about what they can do even if it's real small," Craig said.

Donations came from people all over South Mississippi. Some businesses donated their buildings, some even donated their time. It's that kind of community involvement that these women hope will raise awareness along the coast.  

Saturday's Rockin' Rummage Sale raised more than $4,000. If you want to donate to The Rock Foundation or you want to become a volunteer, you can call 228-697-1640.

by Elise Roberts

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