There's important reasons behind this car boot sale - youth.
What: Invercargill Rotary clubs Car Boot Sale
When: March 25, 10am to 2pm
Where: Ascot Park Raceway, Racecourse Rd
A ‘Mitey’ car boot sale is taking place in Invercargill on March 25 for a good cause.
If you’re having a clean out at home the sale may be the perfect place to sell unwanted goods while raising money for the Sir John Kirwan Foundation at the same time.
Invercargill Rotary clubs have combined to host and run the car boot sale. A site costs $20 and this money goes directly to the Mitey Mental Health Education.
Rotary Club of Invercargill president Lisa-Maree Fleck says conversations about mental health have become more frequent in the community.
"We have had a number of people, organisations and individuals, who have connected with our club, highlight the increase of mental health issues, and the need for more support our community.
"As a Club we wanted to do something to contribute to making change happen. Supporting the Sir John Kirwan - Mitey programme to embed mental health education in our primary schools is our action today for tomorrow's generation."
Sir John Kirwan’s Mitey foundation says there is an alarming number of children who experience mental health issues in New Zealand.
One in five will experience mental health issues before they turn 18, the foundation says.
The Mitey programme will put resources into teaching about mental health into schools for children in Years 1 to 8.
Whatever the site holder makes on the day at the car boot sale is for them to keep. Unless, of course, they want to donate it to the Mitey Programme.
The Rotary clubs are also welcoming people who make arts and crafts or handmade items to come along and join the sale. An invite has also gone out to mobile food outlets to join the car boot sale on the day. 
To learn more about the Mitey programme go to
To register for a site at the car boot sale email: