Spring has sprung and for many of us, that means unloading some of our unwanted stuff.

One local charity is giving you an option of where to donate. It may look like a furniture showroom with new couches and chairs, but it's actually an opportunity to lend a hand.

“We have a passion to help people who are in poverty around the world and here locally,” Jonathan Grooms of Global Partners in Peace said.

The non-profit Global Partners in Peace and Development works to help the less fortunate around the world and here at home. One way they do that? Through their annual Proceeds for Poverty event. The donated items will be sold to benefit others.

“It's just amazing with a dollar a day, we can impact the life of a child and as we combine our efforts - even a $10 item that people would bring to Proceeds for Poverty - we're able to build a clean water well for a village that has no clean water at all,” Grooms said.

This year's event is held at the old Haverty's building at 1920 Valley View Blvd., NW. That's near Valley View Mall. The group is collecting items like furniture, appliances and housewares this week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Those items will then be sold this Thursday through Saturday. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

“The great thing about this event is 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to people in poverty here locally and around the world,” Grooms said.

Each year, the event has grown and earned more money. Meaning, more people have been helped.

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