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

Kristin Funk

Stephanie Yerger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Fall Yard Sale Thanks!
Spoiler alert: You have to read to the bottom to see how much we made!

 

Another OW Yard Sale comes to a close – and what a sale it was! 6 months of preparation – sorting, cleaning, organizing, and pricing all the wonderful donations that come in each week- leading up to 58 skids being transported to McBic last Wednesday evening. With the help of the McBic Youth Group and wonderful volunteers from the community, the boxes and containers were brought into the church in record time. That’s when the hard work begins – opening up box after box and putting items out on the many tables that fill the room. And all of a sudden, all the pieces fit and the room looks magical - ready for customers!

 

We could not hold sale after sale without the community support we receive:

To Layne Lebo and the congregation of McBic – heartfelt thanks for opening your doors and allowing us to ‘move in’ for 4 days.
To Bruce Barclay, our warehouse ‘landlord’, thank you for allowing OW to store not only our yard sale treasures, but also furniture and Housewares so that we can meet the needs of families year-round.
To the Furniture Crew – Kaleb Dissinger, Bill Richie, Bud Beauverd, Scott Brechbiel, Kyle Dissinger, Curt Sober- and to new volunteers Scott Eisenhart, Kyle Hollick and Justin McKeel – thank you for doing all the ‘hard work’ and making it look so easy!
To Johnny Wilson – thank you for showing up sale after sale with that Penske truck that rolls down S. York Street full to the brim with yard sale treasures!
To Penske Truck Leasing for donating the use of the 26 ft. truck that hauls all those skids back and forth on York Street- we truly appreciate the kindness!
To the ‘crew’ that makes it all happen – who give of their time week after week to accept items at the warehouse – who put in endless hours at McBic this past week – and who are at it once again getting ready for the sale in April 2023 – I am truly blessed to volunteer alongside these wonderful women: Diane Koenig, Kris Funk-Adleblute, Susan Johnson, Margene Harper, Gail Perez, Nora Gulden, Nadia Renoll, Kathy Wargo, and Jean Long.
To the people who have volunteered at the yard sales from the days we used to set up in neighborhood driveways, and whose kids have long graduated from MASD, thank you for time, for the laughter, for the stories of years gone by – you are the foundation on which we have built this fundraiser!
To Michael Garland for reaching out to the media about the OW sale and starting the ball rolling, and to the media who came and made us all ‘celebrities’ – thank you for showcasing OW, our yard sale, and recognizing all the hard work that goes into not just this fundraiser, but all the projects OW does during the course of the year to support families in need.
To members of the community who answered our 11th hour call for volunteers – thank you. We met some many new friends and hope that you will continue to be a part of the OW family in the months to come.
To the MASH Life Skills class – thank you for coming out and adding so much to our sale. They again sold out of their wonderful Bake Sale items and their Raffle Basket sales were a huge success – bringing in $555 which will go towards their Prom in the Spring!
To all the customers – thank you for supporting our sale time and time again. It’s great to hear ‘when’s your next sale’; ‘we’ll be back’; ‘this is the best sale around’ –comments like these are what keep everyone going!
And to those who donate – keep those donations coming! We are open for donations every Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 PM at our warehouse located in the back of 507 S. York Street.

 

And now that you’ve read this long list of thank you’s – how much did we make? Drum roll please - $16,935.21! Since we began holding yard sales back in 2007 (our 1st yard sale netted $300 – all of which was used to buy socks and underwear for students) – our grand total raised to date is $244,492.33. . Never underestimate the power of a group of volunteers with a mission to help those in need.

 

So what Operation Wildcat does with all the money raised? Check out the OW website at https://www.operationwildcat.org/ . Learn all about what OW does to support MASD families in need: https://www.operationwildcat.org/.../5b7420 , how you can help, and how you can get assistance if needed.

 

See you in 2023 – our next sale is slated for April 21-22, 2023.

 

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

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.