LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston residents who are in the market for new or gently used household items, clothing, jewelry and accessories, sports equipment, toys and board or video games, books, electronics, tools, small appliances and more will find deals at Hillside Elementary School’s PTA-sponsored Annual Indoor Yard Sale next month.

Now in its fourth year, the Hillside Yard Sale will be held in the school’s Upper Gym on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with baked goods provided at the concurrently run 5th Grade Committee Bake Sale, also on site. Admittance to both events is free and open to the public.

During the week prior to the event, Hillside families will begin donating items for organization by committee co-chairs, Ellen Borsuk and Faustina Strand. All items are required to be either new or only gently used and in good working order.

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“We’re hoping to attract a larger turnout than ever before,” said Hillside PTA member and parent, Jennifer Bonardi. “Whatever the need, shoppers are sure to enjoy the wide collection of items we’ve assembled, as well as the pricing.”

The Hillside Yard Sale, Bonardi’s brainchild, was designed to raise funds for programming for the Hillside student body. In keeping with Bonardi’s vision, all proceeds will be exclusively dedicated to enhancing the school’s programs. 

An added benefit is that anything not sold will help those affiliated with the Vietnam Veterans of America, to which the surplus will be donated.

“We like to think of it as a win-win for all,” said Bonardi.  “Families get to de-clutter; community bargain hunters get to buy gently used and often new items at deep discounts; the Hillside PTA receives 100 percent profit for its student programs; the remaining items get donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America; and our 5th grade students have an opportunity to enhance the event for the first time this year by raising funds for their graduating class through the addition of the Bake Sale."

Those looking for specific items are encouraged to arrive early, as in-demand inventory is expected to sell out quickly.

For more information about the event, contact Ellen Borsuk or Faustina Strand at