Whale of a Sale - Canceled

2020 Whale of a Sale Canceled
A Message from RCDS:

The health and safety of The Rumson Country Day School community, students, their families, faculty, and staff is a top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, RCDS has made the decision to cancel The Whale of a Sale originally slated for Friday, April 24-Sunday, April 26, in addition to Whale of a Sale drop-off events on April 18-19.

We believe this is the right decision to proactively limit congregate settings in order to be as safe as possible during these rapidly changing circumstances. We will continue to make decisions about upcoming school events on a case-by-case basis, using guidelines and the latest information from local and national health authorities.

In the meantime, the committee is brainstorming creative ways to preserve the tradition of Whale of Sale initiatives that serve those who rely on the event and to raise funds for the Tuition Assistance Fund. These details will be shared as soon as possible.

All 2020 Whale of a Sale Events Canceled
Saturday, April 18 | 9AM-5PM
Sunday, April 19 | 11AM-3PM
RCDS Sale:
Friday, April 24 | 8:15AM-12:15PM (Current RCDS Students and Parents )
Friday, April 24 | 1:30-5PM (Friends and Family Ticket Holders - $10 Admission Fee)

Public Sale:
Saturday, April 25 | 9AM-4PM
Sunday, April 26 | 10:30AM-2PM ($20 Bag Sale All Day)
Parent Council volunteers pose while sorting through goods at the RCDS Rummage Whale of a Sale. 
The 51st Annual Whale of a Sale
Each spring The Rumson Country Day School hosts its Annual Rummage Sale, popularly known as “Whale of a Sale”. One of the most important fundraisers at RCDS, the sale raises proceeds devoted to the tuition assistance program in addition to benefiting other local charities. A true group effort, the entire RCDS community works together to collect, sort and display an impressive collection of donated items – from boutique treasures to household and family necessities that excite hundreds of local shoppers.
Photo of the RCDS gymnasium completely full of household items for the famous annual Rummage Whale of a Sale.

Whale of a Sale 2020 Donation Guidelines
The RCDS community is so appreciative your efforts and donations. However, as with each year, there are donations that we are unable to accept. Please find these donation categories listed below. Thank you in advance for your support!

Unable to accept the following donations:

• Any recalled items
• Audio cassettes and VHS tapes
• Helmets
• Bean bag chairs
• Books
• Bunk beds
• Mattresses
• No broken frames, art or mirrors
• Halogen lamps without safety guards
• Hair dryers
• Paints, stains, varnishes, cleaners, pesticides, motor oil or car batteries
• Loose hardware such as nails, screws or bolts
• Ski boots
• Venetian or vertical blinds
• Underwear
• Anything flammable such as gasoline/kerosene-filled lamps, matches or propane tanks
• Non BPA-free plastic items

Children's Clothes:
• Pajamas for babies and children
• Children's metal jewelry
• Robes
• Infant snowsuits

Children's toys:
• Light up toys
• Mini-trampolines
• Magnetic toys
• Toys intended for children under three years old
• Easy Bake Ovens or Polly Pocket toys
• Bath toys and inflatable toys
• Painted wooden toys not in original packaging

Baby Items:
• All infant and child feeding articles including pacifiers
• All baby equipment: cribs, car seats, walkers, baby swings, non-jog strollers, baths
• Play yards
• Bath Seats
• Bed Rails
• High chairs

• Any broken or wobbly furniture
• Any Ikea furniture
• Sleeper chairs

• Electrical items older than 2008 including televisions
• Speakers
• String light sets
• Space heaters
• Humidifiers
• Flashlights
• Lithium battery powered heated clothing
• Heating pads
• Electric blankets
• Deep fryers
• Any chargers for phones/tablets/computers
• Pressure cookers, inc multipot, instapot, crockpots, etc.

Questions? Contact parentcouncil@rcds.org.