Closets around Southern Highlands are feeling much lighter after the 2018 Spring Community Yard Sale held March 17-18—about three and half tons lighter, to be exact.

The two-day neighborhood yard sale also included a donation drop-off for the Opportunity Village Thrift Store. Southern Highlands residents delivered more than 1,200 lbs of good-quality used furniture, housewares and clothing for the store, which serves the Southern Nevada community both as a retailer and as an employment training center for Opportunity Village clients. Founded in 1954, Opportunity Village is a local not-for-profit organization that assists adults with intellectual and related disabilities.

Capping the weekend’s event, a complimentary mobile shredding station at the Southern Highlands Corporate Center shredded more than three tons of documents. The shredding event allowed individuals to dispose of sensitive materials while keeping their identities safe.

Residents from 30 gated and un-gated communities throughout Southern Highlands participated in the annual event, which was free and open to the entire Las Vegas Valley. In addition to unloading their own unwanted items, participants had the opportunity to uncover new treasures by shopping their neighbors’ wares.