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Project Yard Sale 'N More

All money raised at the yard sales helps support the many projects Operation Wildcat oversees in its mission to help students and families in need.  It is Operation Wildcat’s ONLY fundraiser.

 

Project Coordinator: 

Maureen Ross, 717-773-1988, mmross4@comcast.net

 

Committee

Margene Harper, Bill Richie, Kaleb Dissinger, Bud Beauverd, Scott Brechbiel, Kyle Haskins, Diane Koenig, Kristen Funk-Adleblute, Nadia Renoll, Kathy Wargo, Gail Perez, Jean Long, Susan Johnson, Gerry McCracken

Consignment Sales

Kristin Funk-Adleblute

Nadia Renoll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2023 Yard Sale Thank You!

Another OW yard sale is in the books -and what a sale it was!  A HUGE thank you to Pastor Lebo, and the members of McBic, for allowing OW to ‘move in’ for a few days.  Thank you to our ‘moving crew’ – Bill Richie, Kaleb Dissinger, Curt Sober, and Bud Beauverd – along with Johnny Wilson– who transported 60 skids from our warehouse to McBic. The boxes and containers were hauled into the church by students from McBIc’s Youth group, MASH football team, National Honor Society, and Student Council, as well as many adult volunteers.  Thank you to Demitrius Worthy and the Penske Team Harrisburg, who donated the use of the truck that hauled those skids!  And of course, thank you to Bruce Barclay, who years ago believed in our mission and has given us a huge warehouse space to store all the donated items.

This sale would not happen without the most dedicated group of volunteers – Kris Funk- Adleblute, Diane Koenig, Margene Harper, Susan Johnson, Gail Perez, Jean Long, Nadia Renoll, Kathy  Wargo, and Gerry McCracken who  week after week work at the warehouse sorting, cleaning, pricing, and packing each and every donation that comes through our doors.  These ladies are truly the heart of Project Yard Sale.  To Janice Deveney and Nora Gulden – how many years and how many late nights you are the last ones to leave and the 1st to return the next day!  To Stacey Poe and family – thank you for the many hours you put in from start to finish at McBic. To Leslie Collins who for years has overseen the set-up and tear down of close to 100 tables - thank you for always making sure we’re ready to go! To those who worked at the sale – thank you for all you did - whether  it was check-out, straightening tables, or helping carry purchases to vehicles –each and every one of you contributed to the success of the sale! To all who came to help with clean-up - especially Bruce and Stephanie Yerger who always vacuum McBic from one corner to the other- we are beyond grateful for your help at the end when everyone is the most tired.  To the new volunteers - thank you for giving of your time and you willingness to help where ever it was needed.  To the ‘seasoned’ volunteers – thank you for being a part of this journey time and time again.  Lastly, thank you to our MASH Life Skills friends who raised $750 with their bake sale and raffle baskets!

Sixteen years ago our 1st yard sale raised $300, which we used to buy packages of socks and underwear for families in need.  Through the years – thanks to all the wonderful donations from our community – we have watched our sales grow and grow and grow!  Our semi-annual yard sales now help fund the many projects that OW supports.  So what was the total??  Our 2-day total was $20,330 – absolutely unbelievable!  Since that $300 yard sale OW has raised over $289,763 – and many said we could never support a charity with just a yard sale.  Obviously they haven’t been to OUR yard sales!

Want to know what OW does with the funds raised – check out our website at www.operationwildcat.org

See you in 180 days – April 19-20, 2024

Maureen Ross

 

Next Yard Sale Dates:

April 19-20, 2024

 

Warehouse - Hours for Donations

Address: 507 N York Street, Mechanicsburg 17055. Turn on to Pleasant View Drive. Make 1st left into parking lot- stay straight to dock door 1. Skids will be in the area of dock door #1. 

The OW warehouse is accepting donations of yard sale and household items on most Saturdays 1-3pm and Sundays 1-3pm.  Check calendar to ensure we are open before you come by.

At the present time (due to all the donations received and lack of space) we are NOT taking: 
Clothing (may be dropped off in MMS lobby during school hours)
Furniture (must be pre-arranged with pictures first.) 
Glassware – random cups/mugs - vases 
exercise equipment 
canister vacuums/ floor steamers/cleaners 
Skis/ski equipment 
Used Pillows (bed or decorative) 
Stuffed animals (may be dropped off in MMS lobby in box for stuffed animals)
Grills 
old tv sets/old stereo equipment 
artificial Christmas trees (Contact Patti Herring for drop-off)
dehumidifiers 
textbooks 
VHS Tapes 

Electrical items that need to be installed (No ceiling/wall lights, ceiling fans, etc. -unless NEW in box)
and items that have seen their day and need to be disposed of! 
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If you have furniture items to donate please contact Maureen at 717-773-1988, mmross4@comcast.net to make arrangements for drop-off/pick-up.

Questions? Call or email Maureen Ross at 717-773-1988 or mmross4@comcast.net

Tax receipts are available for all donations!

Thank you for continuing to help us support MASD.

 

PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF DONATIONS WHEN THE OW WAREHOUSE IS NOT OPEN!

Contact Maureen Ross 717-773-1988 mmross4@comcast.net with any questions

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​​​Yard Sale is looking for help in the following areas:

Consignment

Help with selection/drop-off of decorative items to go to consignment stores.  (Includes tracking sales and picking up items at the end of consignment).

Yard Sale

Volunteers are needed to:

- Be at the warehouse to accept donations (times/days can be arranged according to volunteers schedule)

- Work at the warehouse sorting, organizing and pricing the items for the sale. Pricing is not a hard as everyone makes it out to be – it will all be explained. (Time/days can be arranged according to volunteers’ schedule)

- Help at the yard sale from Wednesday through Saturday (not the entire time!) to learn all that goes into setting up/tearing down the sale.

 

So what Operation Wildcat does with all the money raised?  Check out OW Year in Review.  Check out the OW website at https://www.operationwildcat.org/ to learn all about what OW does to support MASD families in need, how you can help, and how you can get assistance if needed.

P.S. We are always looking for volunteers – if you’re interested in helping with the yard sale or have questions about donating, please call or email Maureen at 717-773-1988, mmross4@comcast.net.

Thank you. Maureen Ross

 

 

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