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. To date, Operation Wildcat Yard Sales have raised over $137,000 - with the next yard sale scheduled for October 18 and 19, 2019.
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.
Save the Date for Fall Yard Sale October 15 & 16, 2021!
Spring Yard Sale 2021 Recap
Another yard sale is in the books – 1 ½ years after the last one at McBic. We re-scheduled the sale so many times it was hard to remember the actual date.
We could never pull off a sale of this size without help from all corners of our community:
-Pastor Lebo and the members of Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church who allow OW to ‘move in’ for 4 days.
-Bruce Barclay for giving us the warehouse space to hold the 60 skids of items that are brought to each sale.
-McBic Youth Group for helping unload the truck sale after sale.
-Coach Anthony Rose’s MASH football team who provided much needed ‘muscle’ each day of the sale –even during the dreaded clean up!
-Upper Allen Women’s Club for overseeing the Bake Sale – proceeds of which go to the MASH Life Skills class. Our Life Skills friends couldn’t come to the sale this year, so the Women’s Club stepped in to sell the wonderful cookies and brownies the students made.
-Members of the community near and far who continue to donate the wonderful items for our sales – we couldn’t have a yard sale without items to sell!
-The ‘warehouse crew’ – Diane, Kristin, Margene, Nadia, Kathy M, Kathy W, Susan, Nora, Janice, Susan, Kaleb, Bill, Bud, Kyle and Scott – all of you are the ‘heart’ of the project and keep it going time after time! And to Johnny – thank you for continuing to volunteer your time to drive that big truck, loaded with boxes, to and from the church- back and forth until the last skid is unloaded.
-The volunteers who gave of their time to pull this sale off. Some of you volunteered for the 1st time, and others have been volunteering for the past 15 years, from the days of setting up tables in neighborhood yard sales. We hope that you had a good time and that you’ll be back again in the Fall!
-The Food Truck vendors – thank you for coming and supporting the Recreational Scholarship Fund.
-The customers – thank you for coming – some of you have been coming to our sale for years, and others just heard about the yard sale on the radio or saw the TV clips. Your purchases help us continue our mission to help students and families in need in the Mechanicsburg School District.
With that said, (insert drum roll ), the total from our 2-day sale was $14,629 – bringing the total raised to date from the yard sale and consignment sales to $187,827.00.
Questions: contact Maureen Ross , 717-773-1988
OW 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 now 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, email@example.com to make arrangements for drop-off/pick-up.
Questions? Call or email Maureen Ross at 717-773-1988 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.