The First Church Rummage Sale is Saturday, April 29 in the Parish Hall
The First Church 73rd Rummage Sale is coming up! Each year, more than 100 members and friends of First Church volunteer to set up, sort, arrange, price and sell clothing, accessories, household goods, small furniture, books and media, toys and games, small electronics, tools, art, etc. Proceeds go directly to the Stained-glass Window Fund, and the Partner Church and Social Action Committees. Known for its community-building and camaraderie, the Rummage Sale serves both the local and greater-Boston communities by providing high-quality, low-cost items to the public. After the Sale, unsold merchandise is given to non-profits for their own use or resale. Everything possible is recycled, rather than entering the waste stream.
Rummage sale items may be dropped off starting April 23.
Rummage Sale Committee and Volunteers
The Rummage Sale Committee consists of two coordinators who oversee the entire sale. About 5-10 section leaders manage smaller parts of the Sale, with all sharing the workload. Volunteers who work for at least 2 hours are eligible to attend the Pre-Sale held Friday evening in order to purchase items for their personal use only, not for re sale. Click here to volunteer: tinyurl.com/fcb-rummagesale.
After the Sale, some volunteers separate and transport certain items to targeted charities, limited only by the availability of volunteer help. In the past, recipients have included Dress for Success, Bristol Lodge, the American Friends Service Committee, Angell Memorial Hospital, the Arlington and Belmont Public Libraries, Rosie’s Place, the Women’s Lunch Place, Renewal House, Transylvania, coats for Headstart, Pine Street Inn, “Shoes for Africa,” More Than Words, Boston Veterans’ Center, Cradles to Crayons, Cambridge charities, and many other non-profits. The remaining unsold items are then taken to Goodwill and the Salvation Army.For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.