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.
Maureen Ross, 717-773-1988, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
OW Yard Sale Thanks!
And another Operation Wildcat yard sale is in the books! It’s hard to properly thank all who have taken part in preparing for, working at, and cleaning up the sale.
The first thank you goes to Bruce Barclay who has given OW the space to house all the donations (along with furniture, housewares and bikes!); next would be Pastor Layne Lebo and the McBic congregation who allow OW to move in for 4 days each Spring and Fall.
Then a HUGE thank you to the Yard Sale committee volunteers who give of their time year-round sorting, cleaning, pricing, and boxing the hundreds of items that make up the 50-60 skids transported to each sale; and to the Furniture Committee, who oversee the moving of skids from the warehouse – to the truck – and then to the church! Can’t forget to thank the volunteers who set up the more than 60 tables that will house the sale items, and the volunteers who helped unload the truck, move the items into the church, set up the items on the tables, and get us ready to open the doors last Friday morning! The 1st customer was in line at 6:20 AM! By the time we opened the doors at 8AM t,he line wrapped around the church – and stayed steady into the evening! We were back at it again on Saturday morning with a great $1 bag sale.
Thank you to all the new volunteers, and to those who have been volunteering for years. You are the heart and soul of the yard sale. While it is a lot of work, it is also a time to see old friends, meet new ones, get a handshake from Andre - the MASH Service Dog sponsored by OW, visit with our friends from the MASH Life Skills class, and raise an amazing amount of money that will be used to support the many projects that OW sponsors each year. We raised $13,941 over a span of 2 days – bringing the total raised since we started Project Yard Sale to $206,384.02!!
The Life Skills class sold out their bake sale and, along with proceeds from the raffle baskets, raised $683.16!!
We’ve already scheduled the Spring Sale – April 22-23, 2022. So clean out the closets, empty the drawers, and bring your donations to the warehouse each Saturday and Sunday between 1-3 PM –we’ve got a sale to get ready for!
OW’s Yard Sales is OW’s ONLY fundraising. Monies raised at the yard sales support ALL of our 16 projects as well as funding for scholarships, etc. This is a great opportunity if you/your child are in need of service hours! See the TTSU www.ttsu.me/8mccya for all the details! For specific questions, contact: Maureen Ross, email@example.com or 717-773-1988.
Save the Date for Spring Yard Sale April 22-23, 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:
Furniture (must be pre-arranged with pictures first)
Glassware - cups/mugs - vases
canister vacuums/ floor steamers/cleaners
Used Pillows (bed or decorative)
old tv sets/old stereo equipment
artificial Christmas trees
and items that have seen their day and need to be disposed of!
If you have furniture items to donate please contact Maureen at 717-773-1988, firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for drop-off/pick-up.
Questions? Call or email Maureen Ross at 717-773-1988 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
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.