Faculty at the Voyager Public Charter School sifted through a mound of three-ring binders in a selection of colors and sizes, along with countless clocks, stacks of organizers and many more office supplies.
"We have classrooms that need supplies and cork boards. Staplers, hole punches, pens and pencils, paper, labels -- there's all kinds of good stuff there," said Tirsa Smith, parent of a student at Voyager.
Most of what's not bolted down at the Hawaii Medical Center West is for sale, including rows of file cabinets, hundreds of chairs, monitors, fax machines and telephones.
However, manpower is needed to categorize all the items and supplies to prepare the Ewa hospital and then the Liliha campus for upcoming garage sales.
In appreciation for the public's help, the hospital is allowing all volunteers early entry.
"We could use a number of different volunteers. We need those that can help the shoppers with their purchases carrying their equipment to their cars," said Nathan Hokama, spokesman for Saint Francis Healthcare System.
Then in September, both hospitals will hold an online and in-person auction when all the medical equipment will be for sale.
"All of this equipment that we will be having at the garage sale and the auction is excess equipment," Hokama said.
However don't expect to find price tags. Instead, donations will be taken -- money that will pay for healthcare services provided by Saint Francis.
"This is a way for the community to get the equipment that they need, make a donation; the donations go to Saint Francis Healthcare System services that stay right here in the community, West Oahu," Hokama added.
Volunteers are needed this Saturday at the Hawaii Medical Center West for four hours starting at 8:30 a.m.
The garage sale will be held July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saint Francis will announce a date soon for the Liliha hospital's garage sale along with the auctions.