Project Yard Sale 'N More

All money raised at the yard sales is turned into gift cards to be used for our local students and families in need. 

 

Project Coordinator: 

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

 

Committee

Margene Harper, Kathy Martin, Bill Richie, Kaleb Dissinger, Bud Beauverd, Scott Brechbiel, Kyle Haskins, Christine Johnson, Diane Koenig, Chris Funk, Nadia Renoll, Kathy Wargo, Amy Patterson, and Aaron Shotts.

 

Consignment Sales

Kathy Martin

Kristin Funk

Stephanie Yerger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Spring Yard Sale Thanks!

Another OW Yard Sale is done and in the books! Now it’s time to say thank you to all the volunteers, businesses, and organizations who played such an important part in our sale.

 

Thank you to Pastor Layne Lebo and the congregation of McBic for allowing us to ‘move-in’ for 4 days each Spring and Fall, and to Bruce Barclay who donates the warehouse space that allows OW to collect the donations for our yard sales, as well as the furniture, housewares and bikes given out to MASD families throughout the year.

Thank you to employees from Member’s 1st and AmeriChoice FCU, students from McBic Youth Club, West Shore Christian Academy, MASH Football and Volleyball teams, National Honor Society and our friends in the Life Skills class, volunteers from Upper Allen Women’s Club, students from Mechanicsburg Youth Lacrosse Club, and the many, many volunteers from our community who seemed to show up at just the right time to lend a hand! Whether you helped unload the truck Wednesday night, set up the tables, staffed the check-out table or helped with clean-up – you were all part of the success of the sale!

 

Thank you to the community near and far who continue to donate all the wonderful items that we sell at each sale. Thank you to Penske Truck Leasing who donated the cost of the rental truck – and a HUGE thank you to Johnny Wilson who drives the truck for us each sale! Thank you to Westy’s for donating the cases of water sold at the Life Skills Bake Sale.

 

And thank you to the most wonderful and dedicated group of volunteers who give of their time on a year-round basis to keep these yard sales going: Bill Richie, Kaleb Dissinger, Scott Brechbiel, Bud Beauverd, Kyle Haskins, Kris Funk-Adleblute, Diane Koenig, Kathy Martin, Susan Johnson, Margene Harper, Nadia Renoll, Kathy Wargo, Jean Long, Gail Perez, Nora Gulden, Bill Ryan, Vivian Slagle, Stacy Poe and Janice Deveney.

 

Now the fun stuff – how much did we make?? The total for the 2-day sale was $14,017.00- bringing the grand total since we started Project Yard Sale to $222,667.00!!!

The MASH LIfe Skills CLass made $750 from their Bake Sale and Raffle Baskets!

 

So continue to clean out those drawers, closets and garages - we're getting ready for a yard sale!

 

Volunteering is a work of Heart – Anonymous

Maureen Ross

NEXT YARD SALE OCTOBER 21-22, 2022!!

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.

Donations are on a "no contact" basis with all boxes and containers being placed on the skids outside the warehouse.  We ask that you wear a mask when dropping off items as there will be a volunteer there to bring the skids inside the warehouse.  No one will be permitted in the warehouse at this time.

At the present time (due to all the donations received and lack of space) we are NOT taking: 
Clothing 
Furniture (must be pre-arranged with pictures first) 
Glassware - cups/mugs - vases 
exercise equipment 
canister vacuums/ floor steamers/cleaners 
Skis/ski equipment 
Used Pillows (bed or decorative) 
Stuffed animals 
Grills 
old tv sets/old stereo equipment 
artificial Christmas trees 
dehumidifiers 
textbooks 
VHS Tapes 
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

What We do with the Proceeds

As you drop off donations at the OW warehouse, or come to our semi-annual yards sales at McBic, do you ever wonder what is done with the monies raised from the sales?  Over the years that money (and donations from local church and community members) has provided financial support to our 15 projects and has funded the following and more :

 

•Provided $36,000 to the Mechanicsburg Recreation Board to fund scholarships and after school activities

•Purchased over $7,700 in grocery store gift cards that have been distributed to families in need within the district

•Funded $12,000 in college scholarships to 3 MASD students

•Provided $10,000 to the various schools in the district to fund snacks and supplies for students

•Purchased and distributed over $7300 in household supplies (sheets, towels, bedding, mattresses, and much more!) to families in need

•Funded $5000 to Mechanicsburg Music Alliance (MMA) for scholarships for students to participate in music activities

•Donated over $7500 to MASD to purchase a truck for use by Operation Wildcat to collect and distribute furniture to families in need throughout the district.

•Donated $2000 to the MMS and MASH food pantries

 

 

​​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). Bill Richie will continue to oversee/coordinate the consignment of furniture items.

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)

- Oversee some of the scheduled “sort days”. Days are scheduled for sorting and organizing and the more ‘regulars’ that are there – the easier it is for “new” people to get acclimated to the process.

- Pick up yard sale donations left at 2425 Clover Drive and bring to the warehouse (can be coordinated with “work days”).

- 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.