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Christ Church Rummage Sale
Address 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL 60093 Categories:  Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors, Youth Offers Opportunities Good For:  Adults, Children Under 16, Families
About Christ Church Rummage Sale
  The annual Christ Church Rummage Sale is one of the largest and oldest Rummage Sales in the country, attracting over 4,000 shoppers annually from Chicagoland, surrounding states, and as far away as Canada. The sale is run each year by 400+ volunteers of all ages, some of whom have been working the sale for over 40 years. Proceeds from the sale are donated to over 70 Chicago area charities. Our 97th Annual Fall Rummage sale takes place on Thurs. Oct. 7th, from 7am to 3pm.  The sales attract over 4,000 shoppers annually from as far away as Canada, and raise over $300K. The sale is run by 400+ volunteers, some of whom have been working the sale for over 40 years. We accept donations all year, and recycle items that would otherwise end up in a landfill.We sell primarily to people who rely on sales like this to provide for their families’ needs, and can’t afford to pay retail.We distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars in unrestricted grants to over 70 social service organizations who serve the needy in the Chicago area.We create a sense of community by combining our Christ Church parishioners and the greater community who come together to make a difference for so many. The Christ Church Rummage Sale offers 32 departments, filling 3 buildings and 5 outdoor tents. Shoppers can find everything from clothes, to furniture, to stereos, to sterling silver – even fur coats and wedding dresses.   Loyal shoppers, some arriving in buses, often line up the night before to be first for early bargains, and come from all over the greater Chicago area, several surrounding states and Canada “I bring my truck every year to buy clothes for my children, furniture for my apartment and everything I need to keep my household going,” said one shopper, who’s been shopping the sale for 11 years. “I even buy Christmas gifts for my kids. I don’t know what my family would do without this sale!” Christ Church is an Episcopal Church in the village of Winnetka, IL. To learn more about the Christ Church Rummage Sale or to find directions to the sale, visit www.christchurchwinnetka.org. or email Tika Walsh, Rummage Director at rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org.
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