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Janesville couple starts charity phenomenon


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- The kindness of strangers is starting to overwhelm a Janesville couple.

Chris Higgins and Jared Holcomb held a "rummage sale" last week to get rid of some things taking up space in their garage. Then people started dropping off donations of items they were trying to get rid of.

Now for the second weekend in a row, the couple's garage has become a beacon of good will.

"I'm a little overwhelmed actually. I didn't think it would get this big as I just had a lot of stuff that I was going to bring to good will and I decided to give it away for free instead," said Higgins.

Higgins and Holcomb say they're amazed by the generosity they've seen.

"Somebody not too long ago brought a whole truck load of stuff. Everybody's just, there's peole walking down the street with bags of stuff, whew! It's been great," exclaimed Holcombe.

Complete strangers have also started donating their time to help the couple sort the donations.

"It's not real often that you see this type of thing anymore. People who do stuff like this," explained Marcia Wright.

Higgins and Holcomb say the plan to continue holding their weekly free rummage sales as long as possible at their home at 1152 Pontiac Drive in Janesville.

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