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Heartworks 'Yard Sale' Continues Saturday on Route 202 in Basking Ridge

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A fundraising yard sale for Heartworks, which extends acts of kindness and assistance to Somerset Hills area families in crisis, continues from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Heartworks founder Megan McDowell of Bernardsville at the annual Heartworks fundraising yard sale at 19 Route 202, Basking Ridge. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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The Heartworks fundraising yard sale continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Heartworks headquarters at 19 Route 202, Basking Ridge. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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Some of the core values of Heartworks, an "acts of kindness" nonprofit serving the Somerset Hills area, on display at this weekend's fundraising yard sale. Credits: By Betsy Bacot-Aigner
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Heartworks annual two-day "yard sale" to raise funds for continuing acts of kindness for local families will continue on Saturday, April 23, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hearworks headquarters at 19 Route 202 in Basking Ridge, near the Bernardsville border.

One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to "families living with a crisis" or "living through grief & illness." That outreach helps fulfill the organization's continuing efforts to carry forward the kindness and communitywide compassion displayed in the dark days following Sept. 11, 2001, when more than 20 Somerset Hills residents had lost their lives in the World Trade Center attack.

More than 75 families donated items for the yard sale, according to the Heartworks website.

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The enormous outdoors yard sale features furniture, sports equipment, household items, jewelry and much more . Many Heartworker volunteers donated their time organizing, setting up, and selling the items, which also includ books, games, toys and electronics.

Heartworks, a nonprofit organization was founded after 9/11 by Megan McDowell of Bernardsville, who lost her brother-in-law in the terrorist attack.

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