Outreach : Rummage Sale

2017 Rummage Sale July 13 and 15

At the core of Outreach at Kenilworth Union Church is a commitment to serving others. One of the ways the Church contributes to Outreach is through the annual Rummage Sale.

Each July, Kenilworth Union Church is filled with donated items for sale. Then the doors are opened to the public to shop at the premium presale and on regular sale day. Thousands of shoppers attend each year, purchasing lovely items at modest prices, helping make the event a success.

Proceeds from the sale are donated to social service agencies that have been selected for ongoing support through Kenilworth Union’s Outreach program. These agencies make a difference in a diverse range of causes.

Rummage’s mission is threefold: Outreach, Fellowship and Recycling. By working together in a fun and social environment, collecting, sorting, pricing, and displaying recycled merchandise for sale at a reasonable cost, we achieve a common goal of providing funds for Church’s Outreach agencies. And, we help people obtain items needed by their families at reasonable prices.

The annual Rummage Sale will take place on July 15 in 2017, with the Premium Presale scheduled for July 13. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details as it gets closer to the sale.

But for now, there are two ways to help:

Start working on your donations! It’s not too early to start sorting through the clutter that’s clogging your house and identifying what you might donate. Just do a little at a time and squirrel away your donations in a quiet corner of a basement, attic, or closet. Then next June, it’ll be easy to donate them. And in the process, you’ll be helping the church’s outreach agencies who do such a needed job supporting those in need.

Volunteer to help lead rummage in 2017 by contacting Katie Nahrwold at knahrwold@comcast.net. Fifty-nine people split the key leadership roles in 2016, making rummage possible. Won’t you step up this year?  Spreading out the tasks among many volunteers makes it all work.