Our semi-annual all-church Rummage Sales are Woman’s Society’s largest undertakings. Sales of the proportion to which these have grown wouldn’t be possible without the generous support and involvement of all of our church members. Over 250 people come together each October and April to help Woman’s Society. Sale profits are then shared with non-profit agencies close to home and around the world as well as the First Congregational Church of Western Springs.
GENERAL INFORMATION on RUMMAGE SALES
VOLUNTEERS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO HELP WITH RUMMAGE (Check back closer to the sale date for all Sign Ups!):
1. Sign up to set up, serve or clean up food for our volunteers.
2. Sign up to donate food items (list available when you register) to the volunteer staff working the sale.
3. Sign up to volunteer for the sale for as much time as you have to give. Free childcare is available. Older kids are welcome to volunteer, too! Volunteers who work at least 3 hours can shop early!
DONATE your gently-used rummage. Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following:
- Fax machines
- Infant car seats
- Large sofas/furniture
- Unframed mirrors
- Ceiling fans
- Paint or toxic chemicals
- Large area rugs
FEED the volunteers by providing food or beverage items. (Again, check back closer to the sale date for Sign Up!)
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.
|Will pick up gently used clothing and household items.|
|9601 East Ogden Avenue|
La Grange, IL 60525
|Each client who comes to BEDS is either homeless or their housing is threatened. Call to donate goods and food.|
|Big Rig Books|
(708) 205-1516 firstname.lastname@example.org
|A mobile literacy outreach initiative encouraging reading and providing books for children in economically challenged, underserved communities. They accept new and gently used children’s books.|
|Bob’s TV and Metal Pick up Service|
|CRT TVs, computer monitors, flat screen TVs, plasma TVs, large appliances, copy machines, hot water tanks, lawn mowers, tools, bicycles, and more. Call Bob to set up a free pickup.|
|Chicago Furniture Bank|
|4801 S. Whipple|
|The mission of the Chicago Furniture Bank (CFB) is to provide dignity, stability and comfort to Chicagoans moving into supportive housing by providing them with a place to hand-pick an entire home’s worth of furnishings. For information about what they will accept and to schedule a pickup (there is a fee), call or visit their website.|
|Cradles to Crayons cradlestocrayons.org/chicago/||Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive.|
|Electronic Recycling Collection|
|451 Commerce Street|
Burr Ridge Public Works
|Proceeds benefit the developmentally disabled. Computers and peripherals, office equipment, small home appliances, home entertainment items.|
|Goodwill Store & Donation Center|
|3054 Wolf Road|
|Will sell your new and gently used items in stores or on shopgoodwill.com and use the revenue generated to provide employment training and job placement services.|
|Habitat for Humanity ReStore|
|869 S. Rohlwing Rd. (Rte. 53)|
Addison, IL 60601
|Items must be approved prior to donating.|
|The Honest Junk Co.|
|4801 S Whipple St. Suite A Chicago, IL 60632||Chicago’s only nonprofit junk removal service. Sister company of Chicago Furniture Bank.|
|The Hope Chest|
|305 W. Hillgrove|
La Grange, IL
|A nonprofit retail shop that donates proceeds from sales to a domestic violence shelter. They accept gently used in-season women’s clothing, purses, scarves and jewelry.|
|Off the Street Club|
|Off the Street Club is Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club. We currently serve more than 3,000 kids in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country, West Garfield Park.|
|Manned Donation Drop Off|
Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181
|Corps Manned Donation Drop-off 7 days a week from 10AM – 6PM.|
|Salvation Army Thrift Store & Donation Center|
|7511 Lemont Road|
Darien, IL, 60561
|Store Hours: 10am–8pm|
Monday – Saturday
|5111 Chase Ave|
|Enabling families and businesses to share their gently used furniture, household items and clothing with families needing assistance. The list of items they will accept can be found on their website.|
|WIPECO / Chicago Textile Recycling Co, Inc.|
|250 N Mannheim Rd., Unit 0162|
|Accept used clothing, shoes, household linens in recycling bins|
How You Can Help before the sale returns:
The Woman’s Society and the First Congregational Church have cancelled three Rummage Sales due to COVID-19. Many charities are not receiving their usual support from Rummage Sale profits. If you are an Amazon member, you can make a difference (for no extra cost) by shopping at smile.amazon.com and selecting First Congregational Church of Western Springs and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price on eligible purchases. There is nothing else to do on your part. Thank you for supporting our charities in a way that costs nothing.
To view more explicit instructions on creating an Amazon Smile account, please CLICK HERE.