28 April 2010
church selling second-hand goods
For dozens of years this Congregational church has helped raise funds for projects by inviting donations of used materials to organize, assign prices, advertise and open for sale to the public. The past 15 years, though, some things (such as clothing) have been excluded and the quality of donation is supposed to be a little higher than a typical residential Yard Sale, Garage Sale, Rummage Sale or Porch Sale.
Most years the proceeds total a couple thousand dollars. So this big effort is valued for the results in addition to the shared work and fellowship it creates among the volunteers who organize and the people who offer their donated things for sale.