A "Hollywood Insider" has informed us that not only is Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne having a garage sale, but Wayne Gretzky is, too.
The retired Canadian NHL hockey player and his wife Janet Jones, will be selling limited-edition autographed jerseys, home furnishings, off-road vehicles, signed bottles of recently released Wayne Gretzky Estate Wines and other personal items with a large portion of the proceeds going toward the construction of a baseball stadium at Westlake Village Oaks Christian. The sale will commence October 27th.
Gretzky's son plays on the Oaks Christian freshman football team and is expected to play baseball this spring. Gretzky is currently coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.
While the LA Times is calling it an Estate Sale, most everyone else is calling it a Garage Sale. Some have touted Gretzky's brilliance of having a wine tasting (three days prior to the sale.) Whatever the sale is called, we think it's terrific and smart to capture some cash for a needy cause. Family love is a powerful thing!
Many of our clients battle with the need to have a cumbersome and time-consuming Garage Sale (not to mention stranglers trekking all over their finely manicured lawns.)
However, our heart strings get pulled when organizing clients want to have their sale benefit a friend or relative who is sick or is tackling a personal financial issue. Some sales benefit a cause like Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. How can you say no to that? Of course, some end up donating the whole lot in favor of a tax write-off.
What would you do and why?