These are your last days to donate to the Ree-Play Sale, the biggest annual fundraiser produced by the Wee Play Community Project, set for April 21 to April 23, 2017. The nonprofit organization raises money for children's programs at the Beacon Library, BAEF (Beacon Arts and Education Foundation), and maintains the public parks you see and play in around Beacon, including Memorial Park, Riverfront Park, and Green Street Park.
The success of any great sale is rooted primarily in what it sells. And the Ree-Play Sale gets its gems from locals in the community who are no longer using toys, books, gear, bikes, even some furniture. This week is the final week that Ree-Play is accepting donations from your attic or children's rooms, so clean it out now, load up the car, and head over to the Settlement Camp on Wolcott during the time slots that the Ree-Play volunteers post to their public Facebook Group. Posted hours as of today are:
Spring break sorting/donation hours:
Friday - last day for accepting donations
Saturday - none posted
Sunday - none posted/Easter
Any questions, including pickup requests, can be directed to Kristen Checkalski VanCott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hint: If you bring a lot, do them a favor and sort it when you get there, as in, place the toys in the toy section, boots in the boot section, and clothes in the boxes that are marked with age or size ranges. But if you need to drop-and-dash, you can do that too!
Here's another hint: You may want to bring your kids on this errand, as they will be able to run around the new used toys, gear and clothes, and beg you to walk in the woods, among the frisbee golfers. Currently, there is a little battery powered jeep just waiting for a lucky new owner, and that's the hardest item to keep curious children from who want to ride it everywhere.
Your Donation of Gently Used Stuff Helps Beacon
Some people save up all year for this sale, keeping their kid's retired clothes, shoes and toys in special boxes in the attic. If you consign, there maybe be some items you save from the consignment store and give instead to the Ree-Play sale as a donation. This fundraiser has raised tens of thousands of dollars for kids in Beacon, as we explored last year.
Shopping The Ree-Play Sale Helps Beacon Kids and Families
Your one and only chance to shop this big sale is from Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd from 9am-1pm daily at the University Settlement Camp Theater (Beacon Pool entrance/9D, Beacon). Credit cards are accepted. Clothing deals include a $15 fill-a-bag for the clothing tables. As is every year, a delicious bake sale will be held daily, with fresh baked goods from local parents (have you heard of the #BeaconDessertMafia? OMG). Half-Price Day is Sunday, with a special treat of Balloon Animals form 11am-1pm on Sunday, too!