THE BARN OPENS FOR DONATIONS ON MARCH 1st
FOR SECOND SATURDAY SALES!!!
St. Thomas’ is preparing for a new “Second Saturday Sale” rummage sale season! The Barn officially opens for donations on Sunday, March 1st.
2015 Barn Sale Dates:
Friday, May 8th – Preview Sale
Saturday, May 9th – 8:00 am – noon
Thursday, May 28th – “Barn, Bargains, and Barbecue” 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, June 13th – 8:00 am – noon
Saturday, July 11th – 8:00 am – noon
Saturday, August 8th – 8:00 am – noon
Thursday, August 27th – “Barn, Bargains, and Barbecue” 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, September 12th – 8:00 am – noon
Saturday, October 10th – 8:00 am – noon
Income from the sales goes directly to local, national, and global church-sponsored outreach/charity activities and grants. Last year, with your tremendous support, Second Saturday Sales raised a record amount of money – $96,148!!! This income will go to support all of the St. Thomas’ Outreach missions in 2015, including local organizations like Episcopal Community Services, Interfaith Housing Alliance, Ministry of Meals, Cradles to Crayons, Visiting Nurses Association of Abington, Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, the Mattie Dixon Community Center in Ambler, and the Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels. These programs will provide food, emergency shelter, and educational support to families and individuals across the Philadelphia region, as well as funding the annual Harvest Festival, Be an Angel Christmas party, and the summer camp at St. Thomas’s for inner city children. Nationally, funds will support the St. Thomas’ Youth Mission trip. Globally, sale income will support the building of water systems in remote villages in Honduras, an orphanage for abused and abandoned girls in Honduras (Our Little Roses), the Global Aids Interfaith Alliance in Malawi, the Hope and Resurrection School in South Sudan, and the Stop Hunger Now Pac-a-thon. These programs and many more will be funded by income from the 2014 Second Saturday Sales. Funds raised this year will go to support St. Thomas’ Outreach programs in 2016.
If you would like to donate items beginning March 1st, we accept new or gently used vintage and designer clothing; men’s and ladies wear; shoes; children’s clothing; accessories; antiques; housewares, glassware, and small kitchen appliances; decorative items and art; small furniture; linens, quilts, and blankets; jewelry (including heirloom items); electronics; sporting goods; books; and toys and games.
Would you like to volunteer at the Barn? There are many ways you can help on Saturday mornings starting in March. Volunteers help sort new inventory, help with pricing, organize the different sections in the barn, and much more. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Lynne Englebreth at ZZZlynne@aol.com.
If you would like more information about Second Saturday Sales, the Barn, or Outreach at St. Thomas’, please contact Carl Jameson at Cjameson@its.jnj.com.
Please check out Second Saturday Sales on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Barn/247677752003837 or follow us on Twitter: @TheBarnSTW.