Thanks to a hardy band of church volunteers and the donations of church members, the Heritage Flea sold approximately $1,000 worth of goods. Subtracting the $340 in promotional expenses, we raised at least $740 in profit for the church. However, due to the expected sale of some additional items via consignment and Craig’s List, the profit is expected to net $800, possibly more.
We also were able to raise $200 for a Guatemalan ministry. Janet Schneider, a member of First Unitarian Church, sold handcrafted goods at the flea market on behalf of the Guatemalan women who made them. All proceeds go back to the women to help support their families.
Barbara Rohrer, who spearheaded the efforts, thanks all who contributed to the success of the flea market.
And the sale continues …
Heritage Church now has an account with Sequels Consignment Boutique, located in The Crossings of Anderson plaza at the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Eight Mile Road. Quality clothing, jewelry, purses, collectibles, home décor and furniture may be brought in by members for possible acceptance by the store owners for consignment under the church account. (All items must be clean and in excellent condition. Clothing must be on individual hangers.) The church will receive half of the sale price for any item sold through the church account.
Have some quality furniture items that you do not want to haul to Sequel’s? Consider selling the pieces on Craig’s List and then donating the proceeds to the church. (To help us track the success of this effort, please mark any such donations as church sale earnings.)
Consignment at Sequel’s and Craig’s List are just two of the ways members can easily contribute to our church’s fundraising needs.