As I mentioned before, the Service Guild (like Junior League) that I am in has started our largest service project of the year--a gigantic rummage sale. We have been collecting rummage all year long and this coming weekend, we will host a huge sale, the proceeds of which go to help the local charities that we support. We usually have 2 days to set up but this year we were able to secure the venue for an entire week! Hooray! We started to unload yesterday and we really got a lot done. We have to move all of the rummage, which we sort and box over the summer, to the venue and unload and distribute it. Luckily, we have lots of husbands that come out with trucks and strong backs to help us. We offer "double hours" if your husband or friend comes to help, and we offer THEM beer and snacks! What could be better! I'm going to be a little crazy this week because of course I have court every morning and then I have rummage til 9 every night, but after the sale it will all be worth it. We typically are able to give around $20,000 each year, and that makes the long hours and sore muscles worth it! Please send lots of good thoughts and vibes our way this week!!
We went from this.....
...to this in about 4 hours, and still have 5 days to go to make it look awesome!
Anyone out there host a similar event? What suggestions do you have for us? I'd love to hear!