Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the First Congregational Church of Western Springs made the difficult decision to cancel its Annual Spring Rummage Sale, which was scheduled for the end of April. This sale has been a long-held, beloved outreach tradition of the church and will be sorely missed by hundreds of people who donate to, volunteer, and shop at the sale as well as the many non-profit organizations and social service agencies who have come to rely on shared profits from the sale.
That is why First Congo has launched a fundraiser to help make up some of the money lost from cancelling the sale. (The spring and fall rummage sales typically net around $30,000 each, and all sale profits support numerous charitable organizations close to home and around the globe.)
So, while faithful rummage volunteers and shoppers can’t come together physically, we can come together still to help those organizations who need help now more than ever. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted and are fully tax deductible. There are two ways to give:
1. Donate online at wscongo.org/give
2. Mail (or drop off a check in our secure mailbox), payable to Woman’s Society, to First Congregational Church
Attn: Rummage Fund
1106 Chestnut St.
Western Springs, IL 60558
Assuming it’s safe to do so, First Congo looks forward to seeing friends old and new at its fall rummage sale on October 27–28.
Thank you in advance for helping us help those in need. We’re all in this together.
We hope to welcome you to our Fall sale on October 27–28, 2020.
Watch for announcements later this summer. Take care of yourselves and your families, and may God’s Grace shine upon you.
The Woman’s Society and Your Congo Rummage Team
GENERAL INFORMATION on RUMMAGE SALES:
your time by helping out anytime between
Wed. night, April 22 – Thurs. morning, April 30.
Advanced signup is helpful, but is not required.
Come when you can for as long as you can!
Free childcare is available Saturday–Tuesday morning and
older kids are welcome to volunteer, too!
This is a community-wide event,
so bring your friends and neighbors!
FOR VOLUNTEERS: A SignUp Genius button will be made available as we get closer to the date.
your gently-used rummage via our convenient drive-through service in the church parking lot on
Sat, April 25 from 9AM–1PM & Sun, April 26 from 1–3PM.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept:
TVs, computer/monitors, printers, fax machines, infant car seats, cribs, large sofas/furniture, unframed mirrors, chandeliers, ceiling fans, paint or toxic chemicals, food/liquids, mattresses, large area rugs/appliances.
the volunteers by providing food or beverage items.
FOR VOLUNTEERS: A SignUp Genius button will be made available as we get closer to the date if you wish to donate food.
April 28: 6–8pm & April 29: 10–12pm and 6–8pm
RAIN OR SHINE!
Volunteers who work 3 or more hours are entitled to presale shopping on both days. But whether or not you volunteer, you’re welcome to shop and enjoy savings galore! The sale is a bargain-hunter’s dream.
Cash and local checks accepted.
for the hundreds of volunteers and countless shoppers who support this sale year after year and for those who will
receive financial support as a result.
All profits are donated to charities close to home and around the globe.