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.
Fall Yard Sale - New Date, Time and Location - October 4th, noon-5pm at OW's warehouse (507 N York Street)
Thank you to all that have continued to help keep the warehouse doors open for Project Yard Sale. With the help of Marketplace, Ebay, Poshmark, local yards sales – and most recently, the Tykes2Teens Sale, OW Yard Sales has brought in $9,491 since the beginning of 2020, and $4,528.64 since July 1st. These totals don’t include the money we presently have on account at Passiton, or the multitude of items currently listed on Marketplace.
Thanks goes out to Nadia Renoll and her mom, Kathy Wargo, for holding their 2nd yard sale with items from the warehouse. They made $212 for OW.
Thank you to Nora Gulden who spear-headed the sorting, cleaning, pricing, dropping off, and pick up of items from last weekend’s Tykes2Teens sale. In addition to getting all the leftover donations – OW made $422 from the sale. Thank you to Corinne and Tessa Fleming, Diane Koenig, Toni and Asha Fitzgerald, Christine Johnson, and our truck driver – Kaleb Dissinger!
And now the good news! While we have to postpone our indoor yard sale at McBic, we are planning on having an outdoor (fingers crossed for good weather) at the OW warehouse! The sale will be held Sunday, October 4th from Noon until 5 pm in the front of the building at 507 N. York Street.
A lot of logistics still need to be worked out in the next 2 weeks, but we will be selling books, housewares, toys, decorative items, more books, holidays items, and more books! If we get enough volunteers we will bring out the jewelry racks too (we have a ton of costume jewelry!)
Best part – we will have a few food trucks to help kick-start the event! And Doggie Delights will be there too!
It will take a lot of volunteers to pull this off – and the Time to Sign Up will be coming out shortly. If you want to help – but don’t want to interact with customers – there are many opportunities to help with limited contact to others. We will need help setting up tables, moving skids from the back of the warehouse to the front, putting stuff on the tables and the ground, and of course – we will need help at clean-up. With the addition of food trucks – we have also been asked to make sure the parking lot is cleaned up as well. Additionally, we will need help directing traffic as we have to refrain from using any parking spaces currently utilized by RISE Dispensary. We will all be wearing masks and distancing as much as possible. It won’t be anything near our sales at McBic – but it will be an opportunity to raise funds for OW and help empty out the warehouse a bit. There will not be any $1 Bag sales either J
If we don’t get enough volunteers by Sunday, September 27 th we will cancel the event so that the food trucks can schedule elsewhere.
Stay tuned for details and opportunities to help.
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.
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.