Last year, more than 700 people went to Minooka Bible Church for The Great Church Giveaway - a garage sale-style event where everything is free.
"Items include such things as clothes, baby items, appliances, furniture, housewares, books, shoes, kitchen etc. and it is all free," a release from the church stated.
The 2012 event is set for 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at Minooka Bible Church, 412 North Wabena in Minooka.
Minooka Bible Church Associate Pastor David Jankowski said MBC modeled this event after a similar event in Morris.
“We wanted to discover some more ways for MBC to engage our community in a direct way," he said in a written release. "After much brainstorming and research, we learned of the Morris Christian Church's Giveaway.
"Once we learned the basics, we decided that we could give the idea the MBC special touch, and we did."
Jankowski said the best part of The Great Church Giveaway is hearing people ask if everything really is free.
"I love seeing mothers who seem to be struggling to make ends meet come in and take diapers and pick up clothes," he stated. "The second best part is watching our MBC family bring stuff by the truckload, and then watching their faces of joy as we really help people in need.
"Our worship area is filled with good things that people are willing to give away when they could hold their own garage sales and make hundreds of dollars."