Re: Fund Raising (Jumble Sale)
Turba, Thomas N (Thomas.Turba@UNISYS.COM)
Mon, 16 Feb 1998 11:16:32 -0700
I know the message I'm commenting on is a few weeks old. But, I've been
out of the country for a while enjoying the sun, environment and Scout
friends in Costa Rica. I've just now caught up on three weeks of
>One popular method of raising funds here in England is holding a Jumble
>Sale. I think that you call them something different in
This sounds very much like what we call a "Garage Sale"
> Basically they work by the Scouts collecting items for sale
>door to door. The stuff people want to get rid of is
>what you get the most especially old clothes. This is called Jumble.
The troop I work with does this twice a year. We have the boys hand out
fliers in their neighborhoods and to relatives and friends. We
especially encourage them to give them to people that are moving, people
that are having an estate sale, and to people that are just ending a
garage sale. We also get leftovers from sales of other organizations.
Profits from these sales have ranged from $1,200 to $4,800. About 10%
of the money goes to the troop and the rest is divided into the Scout
accounts for the workers based on how many hours they worked.
>One variant that we have tried which saves all this bother is to hold a
>"grab it" Jumble sale. You just put all of the Jumble in
>random piles all round the Hall. At opening time you line up the
>outside and sell them large plastic sacks.
During the last hours of our garage sale we normally have a bag sale
where we let people take all they can fit into a grocery bag for $5; or,
all they can carry for $10. This saves us of disposing of a lot of
stuff at Goodwill or another charity. We still normally have truck
loads left over through. Very little, if any, do we save for a future
T. N. T.
Thomas N. (Tom) Turba
ASM Troop 297 (Among other things)
E-mail: Thomas.Turba@Unisys.Com -or-
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