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Lawrence college students holding garage sale to benefit Heartland

July 25, 2014

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Two college students are holding a garage sale this weekend to benefit a local safety-net clinic.

Connor Thellman, 19, and Matthew Pfannenstiel, 19, will host the garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Lawrence Medical Plaza, 1112 W. Sixth St. Proceeds will benefit Lawrence's Heartland Community Health Center.

Pfannenstiel, a Kansas University sophomore majoring in neuroscience, was organizing his father's storage space at the medical plaza when he realized there was excess stuff. So he asked staff around the building if they would have anything to donate toward a garage sale. They did. He got his friend Thellman involved. Both are interested in pursuing health-related careers.

"I wanted to donate to an organization that helps with the lack of Medicaid expansion (in Kansas) and thought it would be good to get involved locally and help the community in any way I could," said Thellman, a University of Wisconsin sophomore studying economics.

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