Date: May 15, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Come to St. Columba’s "New To You" yard, bake and book sale–
our annual fundraising and community-building initiative.
Thurs., May 15 (6–8 pm) Preview sale for parishioners only
Fri., May 16 (10 am–6 pm) Open to the local community
Sat., May 17 (8 am–2 pm) Open to the local community
This sale is "cash only," and we encourage you to bring your own bags.
On Saturday, you will also have the opportunity to purchase items from the Community Craft Collective, a group of women who have experienced homelessness and have joined together with a broader community, building a creative outlet to experience healing. The artisans will be selling jewelry, knitted and crocheted goods, artisan cards, painted jewelry boxes and more. Click to download a PDF about the Community Craft Collective.
Storage PODS will be available for donation drop-offs (near the corner of Albemarle and 42nd Street) beginning Saturday May 10 (11 am-4 pm). There is a STRONG likelihood that the PODS will fill up on Saturday afternoon before 4 pm. Please check the church website before bringing your items to St. Columba’s. As you know we do not have storage on site. Once the PODS are filled, WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE DONATIONS until Mon., May 12 at 8:45 am.
Additional Drop-Off Times
Monday, May 12, 8:45 am–1 pm
Tuesday, May 13, 8:45 am–1 pm
Wednesday, May 14, 8:45 am–1pm
Donations will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED after 1 pm on Wednesday as we must sort and price items for the pre-sale which begins on Thurs., May 15 at 6 pm.
We need lots of volunteers before, during or after the sale. Please sign up to help us the week before the sale to unload items collected in the portable storage units (located temporarily on 42nd Street), and sort and price items. We also need help during the event to staff cash registers, sell and serve refreshments or clean up at the sale's end. Daytime and evening hours are available.
Sign up to volunteer online, or come to the Common on April 6 and 27, and May 4, where leaders will be present to answer your questions.
NOTE: This link is the best and easiest way to learn what's needed and how you can help. Please check it out first; then if you still have questions, contact co-chairs of the sale Elizabeth Rankin and Courtney Hundley at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
During the "New to You" event, the J2A youth will be selling baked goods, pizza and water to raise money for the sale. All parish bakers are invited to contribute to this delicious effort. For details, please email Christine Delaney or Kitty Carnahan.
New or gently used clothes, toys, tools, housewares, sporting goods, furniture, collectibles, books, etc., are all needed! Higher-quality items are also welcome for our "upscale boutique" featuring designer clothing, jewelry and other goods of greater value. Receipts are available for donated goods. See above for drop-off times.
We cannot accept electronics of any kind (except working lamps), car seats (boosters are okay) or cribs. If you would like to donate a large piece of furniture, please take a picture of the item and email it with the price to organizers Courtney Hundley and Elizabeth Rankin (email@example.com). Pictures will be displayed on a bulletin board during the sale, and buyer and seller can arrange a mutually convenient time for pickup.
We are searching for portable storage racks and a megaphone or bullhorn to borrow for the week of the sale.
This is one of the few fundraising and community-building activities identified by the vestry that supports our worship, youth, music and outreach activities. It also gives you an opportunity to connect with other parishioners—those you know and those you haven't met yet! To find out more, contact co-chairs Elizabeth Rankin and Courtney Hundley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mailing dates and deadlines
Sept. 19 (deadline Sept. 9)
Oct. 24 (deadline Oct. 14)
Nov. 21 (deadline Nov. 11)
NO DEC. NEWSLETTER
Jan. 9 (deadline Dec. 30)
Feb. 13 (deadline Feb. 3)
March 13 (deadline March 3)
April 10 (deadline April 1)
May 22 (deadline May 12)
June 26 (deadline June 16)
NO JULY NEWSLETTER
Aug. 14 (deadline Aug. 4)
The deadline for submitting items to the Sunday wrapper is Thursday at 5 pm (10 days in advance of publication).
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