Volunteer Sign-up

Please note, there are different tabs at the top of the page for the many areas/departments  of the Rummage Sale. While advanced sign-up is appreciated, it is not mandatory. Please come when you can, as often as you can, for as long as you can. (Don’t forget, we have free childcare during most of the volunteer times!)



Food/Drink Donation Sign-up 





Spring Rummage Sale

Tuesday, April 24: 6-8pm

Wednesday, April 25: 10am-12pm & 6-8pm

Donate – Volunteer – Shop

It’s time for First Congo’s annual spring rummage sale and we need YOU! There are a variety of ways to help with this all-church event: donate gently-used items, volunteer your time, help feed volunteers via food and beverage donations, shop the sale, and pray for all who are help make Rummage such an amazing success, volunteers and shoppers alike! (The links for volunteering or donating food are above)

Volunteers are still needed for the following:

Sort & Price

Mon., April 23, 9am—5pm
Tue., April 24, 9am—Noon

Rummage Sale

Tue., April 24: 6—8pm
Wed., April 25: 10am—Noon AND 6—8pm (half-price and bag sale)
NOTE:  Volunteers may shop early April 24 & April 25 from 4:45-5:45pm

Tear-down / Clean-up (Muscles needed!  Bring gloves)

Thur., April 26, 8—10pm
Fri., April 27, 8am—Noon

Free childcare will be available to volunteers during the following days/times:

Tues. April 24, 9am—12pm

A portion of the rummage profits support the work of the church, but the majority is given to charities and outreach initiatives close to home and around the globe. We hope you’ll join us and be a part of something wonderful!

The semi-annual all-church Rummage Sales are Woman’s Society’s largest undertakings. The Rummage sales wouldn’t be possible without the generous support and involvement of the community and our church members. Over 250 people come together each October and April to help Woman’s Society raise approximately $30,000 per sale.  Proceeds are donated to local, national and global non-profit agencies, including:

Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, San Lucas Church, Pillars Community Health, Community Family Service & Mental Health, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Foods Resource  Bank, Constance Morris House, Refugee One, Openlands, Women’s Opportunity Fund, Church World Service, Emergency Relief, Helping Hand, Common Hope Student Sponsor (Guatemala), Arie Africa, BEDS Plus, Reach Out and Read, and Presentation College.


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