The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma will grant a wish to another child, thanks to the employees at the Johnson Controls-Unitary Products’ manufacturing facility in Norman, Okla.

Employees at the plant recently donated more than $5,500 to the wish-granting charity by participating in a garage sale and silent auction at the plant.

According to Brenda Keith, marketing project manager for Unitary Products, the garage sale featured a variety of new and used clothing that displayed the York, Coleman and Luxaire brands.

“We had wearables ranging from leather jackets to caps and visors - things that had been worn once or twice at trade shows, sales meetings, etc.,” Keith said. “We asked for a minimum donation of $5 for most clothing items and $20 for the heavier outerwear.”

The auction encouraged employees to submit bids for merchandise over a period of five days. Bids were updated daily, giving employees on every shift the opportunity to see the current high bid.

“We were really pleased with the participation of our employees in the bidding process,” said Keith. “In all, we received 239 bids. I guess it’s true what they say: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Together, the garage sale and silent auction raised enough money to sponsor the wish of an Oklahoma child living with a life-threatening medical condition.