I am personally involved in this event. It covers, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYLE and SHARE very well.
Get ready to rummage, at the 2009 Fall/Winter Charity Rummage Sale on
Sunday, November 22, 2009, at 1F #80 Tianxiang Road in Taipei City, 10 AM
to 1 PM. (台北市中山區天祥路80號1F)*
This has become a semi-annual event organized by Parent
Pages & Taipei City Playgroup. Twice a year, we encourage members of
both communities to declutter their homes of children's outgrown
clothes, toys, books, shoes, videos, and other baby/child/maternity
gear, as well as solicit donations of the same from our friends.
We've received some incredibly generous donations, including infant
and toddler car seats, strollers, highchairs, playpens, maternity
clothes, baby carriers, and more!
What's the cost of admission? It's FREE!
Is the money donated to charity? Yes! This rummage sale, we will donate the proceeds to Garden of Hope.**
What about all the things that are left over? All unsold goods will
be donated to charity too! They are picked up at the end of the day, for distribution to aboriginal families in need.
Can I get a table to sell things myself? We have a small number of
"private tables" available. (NT500/table,
all proceeds donated to the same charity). It’s “first-in-first-served” so email us at crescentcitytaiwan at gmail dot com to see if there are any available.
How can I help? First, you can donate some of your child's outgrown
clothing, toys and other gear! Consider keeping a box or bag handy,
and throughout the day as you pick up and put away toys, books,
laundry, declutter all the outgrown items. Don't wait--put it right
into the box! (Or you'll forget!!) See just how much you can
declutter up until the week of the sale, then give us a call to
Second, consider volunteering. You can help us sort the night before
the sale (about 7:00 - 9:00 pm), sort and price the morning of the
sale (7:00 - 9:30 am), or (wo)man one of our tables for an hour.
Finally, come to the sale! Even if rummage sales don't interest you,
consider coming to meet some new friends, and buy a snack from the
lemonade stand (staffed by some of our playgroup children),.
Can someone pick up my donation(s)? We have volunteers willing to
receive your donations or pick them up.
Taipei City - Colleen (0958-191-910)
Jingmei/Muzha/Xindian - Katrina (0928-059-020)
Nankang/Hsinyi/Neihu – Tracy (0920-097-111)
Can I deliver my donation(s)? We usually don't receive donations at
the venue until the day before the sale, however, if you are leaving
Taiwan and have something you would really like to donate ahead of
time, we might be able to make special arrangements. Please contact
one of the coordinators to discuss this.
What condition should my donations be in? All clothing should be in
either like-new or gently-worn condition. All clothing should also be
clean and free of rips or permanent stains. Check books to be sure
there aren't any pages missing or torn. Check toys with multiple
pieces to see that they're complete, or at least with enough pieces
that a child can still get enjoyment from it--obviously, this doesn't
apply to puzzles.
What about things like pajamas, onesies, burp cloths, and bibs that
might have milkstains? These are okay as long as they're not ripped.
Still have questions? Join the discussion at the Family Forum! [url]www.parentpages.net[/url]
*Google map link: [url]http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=zh-TW&sourceid=gmail&q=tian+xiang+road+no.+80+taipei+city+map&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=104+Taiwan%E5%8F%B0%E5%8C%97%E5%B8%82%E4%B8%AD%E5%B1%B1%E5%8D%80%E5%A4%A9%E7%A5%A5%E8%B7%AF&ei=eQv5Sob7FoeekQWPqtzBCw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CAsQ8gEwAA[/url]
**The Garden of Hope (GOH) works to help children and women victim of violence and prostitution. Established in Taipei in 1988, GOH started out by setting up a halfway house for girls victim of prostitution, the first non-government run halfway house in Taiwan. Later on, in order to tackle the more deep rooted causes of child prostitution, GOH confronted the sex industry as a whole by starting the Anti-Child Prostitution Social Movement (1993). Now, while still working to prevent child prostitution and help its victims, GOH also assists women and children victim of sexual abuse and domestic violence by offering emergency shelter, legal counseling and psychological counseling. The Garden of Hope is active in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung.