Rummage Sale Information

Dear Members and Friends of Tree of Life,

As our Rummage Sale draws near, the Rummage Queen has additional information for her subjects. First and foremost, it has been declared that 10% of the proceeds will be donated to WACM which has been struggling to meet the needs of families in the Woodstock area. Their funds have gotten so low that they are on the verge or turning away folks looking for direct assistance and will benefit greatly from our financial help.

Remember to bring your donations to the church on Sunday April 27 12:45 to 5pm. There are still lots of slots open on the signup sheet. Without your help we will be unable to hold the Rummage Sale. Please see the Queen on Sunday to sign up or call (815)893-0232 or email . We especially need people on Sunday the 27th to stay and help bring in donations and then take them to their proper places. Kids are more than welcome to help. Remember if you put in 4 hours of work you can pick out an item to purchase before the sale. We will feed everybody lunch who stays to work on Sunday.

Make sure you put Wednesday April 30 7pm-9pm on your calendar. That night we will kick off the sale with a Tree of Life Members and Friends Only night. Everything will be on sale for double price (kids pay regular price) and we will have ice cream (made by Randy Meyer) and refreshments on sale.

In my previous letter I listed what we cannot accept. To avoid confusion, here is a list of what we want.

All your clean, working household items and clothing including:

Baby items such as toys, high chairs (if newer and not recalled), yard toys that can be lifted by one person, clothing, feeding items.

Bedding/Draperies including sheets, bedspreads, quilts, comforters, blankets, chair or sofa covers, curtains, rods, and drapes. It is helpful if you label dimensions or bed size with masking tape. We cannot take mattresses or bedsprings.

Books/Toys like Fisher Price kids, bicycles in good working order, board games (labeled if all parts are there), books (hardback and paperback), games, stuffed animals, all toys, puzzles (all pieces must be included), Little Tyke Toys (that one person can lift) and strollers (fairly new and not recalled).

Clothing if you put it on your body we want it. This includes hats, purses and shoes. Please be sure what you are donating is clean, has no stains or tears and the elastic is in good shape. You must label all clothing except purses with a size tag. Due to time constraints, if you donate clothing without the size label we are unlikely to be able to use it in our sale. If you can put it on a hanger that will be a big help. We also need hangers donated.

Electronics such as T.V. (27inches or less and portable), DVDs, tapes, VCRs, DVD players, cameras and video equipment. We cannot accept pianos or organs. Please label all electronics as to their working order.

Furniture including chests, coffee tables, desks, end tables, kitchen table and chairs, folding lawn furniture, love seats, night stands, office furniture, overstuffed chairs, patio furniture (no glass or marble), decorative pillows (please put these in a clear plastic bag), wood rocking chairs, trunks, wicker furniture, wooden chairs and couches (not sleeper sofas).

Household Goods like antiques, artificial flowers and plants, artificial Christmas trees (please have in original box with all its parts), card table and chairs, clocks, box fans, fireplace sets, floor lamps, ironing boards, lamps and shades, light fixtures, tools, pictures and paintings, rugs, picture frames, stereo cabinets that can be lifted by one person, suitcases, throw rugs, unopened toiletries, towels, stainless steel vanity/sink sets, wall decorations, and window blinds/shades.

We want our sales to be known for offering good, clean items so please keep that in mind as you go through your closets, basement and garage. We will have a special boutique area for those truly exceptional high quality items.

Questions? Suggestions? See Judy Stettner (the crazy lady wearing the crown on Sunday).

Many thanks for your servitude,

The Queen of Rummage aka Judy Stettner

To download a donation receipt for your tax purposes, please click here…  donorreceipt

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