Since 2014, "Karin’s Causes," an estate sale founded by collector and hobbyist Karin Gustafson, has raised funds for area nonprofits. The three-day event features items collected by Gustafson, plus donations from friends and donors. The event is known for its carefully curated items, including those of historic and decorative interest, many with collectible appeal and value. This year’s sale includes more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry, original artwork, china and crystal tableware and decorative items, rare books and first editions, timepieces and globes. All funds raised will be directed to the Animal Rescue Coalition, the New College Foundation’s scholarship fund and the Women's Resource Center. The event begins with a special preview on Thursday, May 13, from 5-7 p.m. (a $15 donation is requested) and continues, free and open to the public, on Friday, May 15, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Women's Resource Center.
For more information, call Karin Gustafson at (941) 720-4021 or email [email protected]. The event will be held inside; guests are required to wear masks and to observe social distancing.