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Uniquely Yours event

Robin Ritter, chief executive officer and founder of Uniquely Yours Stability Support, is shown in the interview-clothing shop area of the agency's Main Street location. The community based organization is planning a freewill garage sale and Lunch and Learn event Saturday.

Uniquely Yours Stability Support will have a unique event on Saturday.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the local agency is hosting its 2nd Annual Free Will Garage Sale and Lunch & Learn. The event will take place at 240 N. Main St., in Fremont.

Area families and individuals are invited to come and select items they need and pay what they can.

They also will be able to meet the UYSS team, sign up for community events and have a tour of the facility.

Uniquely Yours is a community based agency designed to help prevent or help people move out of homelessness and to get families on the road to permanent stability.

The garage sale event provides a platform for conversation with area residents about what is needed in a community based agency, said Robin Ritter, chief executive officer.

Last year, UYSS staffers talked to a family that came for lunch.

“We have been fortunate to address a great deal that they included on their list of needs,” she said.

The agency offers various services including a community computer lab, where people can work on resumes, conduct job searches and service applications.

“This also has led to offering individual services on these topics along with a 101 Basic Computer Workshop,” Ritter said.

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The agency offers life skills classes including one-on-one money management and budgeting workshops.

“This event also has helped to guide our life skills education program and our belief that education and services need to go hand in hand,” Ritter said.

Ritter added that the agency’s life skills program has grown significantly.

“In just our first year, we have had nearly 600 attend this program alone, with 1,574 that have walked through our doors the first year,” Ritter said. “We are excited and hopeful about our future as our community support and funding continues to grow.”

The agency moved into its downtown location about a year ago and had its official opening in May 2014.

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Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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