Annual Super Sale
Begins July 10th
Saint’s Place - The Green Machine!!!
Every day volunteers at Saint’s Place sort and organize boxes of donated goods. The donated items range from clothing, household goods and electronics to anything found in grandpa’s basement. More than half of the items we receive cannot be used by the refugees. This creates a new challenge for our volunteers, finding a home for these unwanted items. Many hours of hard work that we could better use for helping our refugees is spent researching and locating organizations that could use the items.
Useable items that would have found their way to a landfill find a home at Saint’s Place where they are given to newly arrived refugees or put into our Annual Sale. Our Annual Sale is our number #1 recycling venue. This year the Annual Super Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18th through Saturday, July 21st. The proceeds from this sale have grown to over $45,000. This money is used for purchasing beds and other necessities for the newly arriving refugees.
Cellphones, eyeglasses, plastic bags, batteries, broken glass, metal, electronics, printer cartridges and other donations are sorted and taken by volunteers to the designated recycling center. One of our many goals is to recycle as much as possible.
In addition to the Annual Super Sale, we need to find “good homes” for off season clothing and other items that we cannot store or use for the sale. Our storage space is limited, so finding organizations to take good, clean, clothing is crucial to running a smooth operation. The following is a list of some of those organizations.
ABVI Goodwill picks up most of the items we cannot use for the refugees or our Annual Sale. We provide them with many pounds of clothing each week that we cannot use. They in return give us gift cards to use in their stores to purchase items we need for the refugees.
Habitat for Humanity takes hanging ceiling fixtures, large furniture pieces and those odd items that we cannot use.
Matthew’s Closet is most happy to accept large size clothing and king size sheets.
St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality is always in need of men’s ex-large clothing and shoes.
R Community Bikes They repair the bikes, if needed and give them (at no cost) to people in the community. We often refer our refugees to them, since the refugees have no other mode of transportation.
Angel of Mercy ships summer dresses and shorts to Africa for poor children.
Birthright and Focus Pregnancy Center both organizations are very willing and happy to receive baby and small children’s clothing.
Orphanage in Haiti for disabled children. We send them children’s’ summer clothing which we have no room to store during the winter months.
Our most critical needs this week:
Dishes Large pots and pans Large mixing bowls Casserole Dishes Glassware Tea kettles Lamps Ironing boards Twin sheets (flat and fitted) Blankets Strollers Dressers Coffee tables and end tables Kitchen tables and chairs
Items Not Accepted
King or queen beds frames Mattresses Computers/ computer desks Sleeper sofa or sofa larger than 90" or sofas that have rips tears, broken springs or covers. Recliners Office furniture, large desks, chairs, filing cabinets Gas dryer/ microwaves that are counter mounts Suitcases Encyclopedias China cabinets Entertainment Centers Outdoor furniture Dishwashers Any appliance over 10 years old Only in season clean, clothing Artificial Christmas Trees/or Holiday decorations Adult books Stuffed Animals, puzzles, games Stereo equipment Outdoor tools, gas grills, lawn mowers, etc Exercise equipment
Our Newsletter Committee is looking for a few good writers to join our team. Our goal is to be able to publish and distribute a Saint's Place newsletter four times per year. Please call Colleen Knauf @385-6860, if interested.
We are pleased to announce that Saints Place is now included in the United Way’s provider list. This Fall, please ask your United Way Representative for a donor designation form and enter #2401 for Saint’s Place. Together, we can change lives. Thank you for your generous support.
Please stop by our convenient location @ 46 S. Main Street or call
Colleen Knauf [385-6860]