Have you ever left something on an OC Transpo bus and thought it was gone forever? How about a plunger? Drumsticks? Maybe even your dentures? These were just some of the more unusual things that volunteers said they have found in the OC Transpo lost and found centre in downtown Ottawa.

Saturday, May 3, they will be opening their doors and having a sale. Bargain hunters can yield some good deals and it's all for a good cause.

Throughout the year, volunteers dutifully catalogue the more than 30,000 items left on city buses each year. Two-thirds of the items left behind by transit riders are never claimed.

Jennifer Harris is one of the volunteers at the lost and found. She's part of a program known as Live Work Play. It serves people with intellectual disabilities. Harris says the work has given her job skills and more.

"I'm much more outgoing than I used to be," she said.

Volunteer Lucas Rodgers says he's realized he's good at helping people. He likes seeing people's faces when they find items they thought were gone forever.

"They are always so glad that it has shown up at the lost and found and that I can give it back to them. They are always so happy," he said.

Live Work Play is just one of 16 groups that will cash in on the sale. All are housed at Heartwood House, which runs the lost and found service.

"The money from the sale helps to support these groups and enhance their programs and services they offer the community," said Nicole Colbec of Heartwood House.

The sale runs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 153 Chapel Street off Rideau Street.

With a report from CTV Ottawa's Chris Day