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RCDS Rummage Sale Raises Record Funds in 52nd Year

RCDS Rummage Sale Raises Record Funds in 52nd Year

The Rumson Country Day School's Annual Whale of a Sale, popularly known as Rummage, proved to be a record-breaking success. Held in April, Rummage is the school’s longest running philanthropic event and benefits the surrounding community, local charities, and RCDS’s financial aid program. This year, approximately 2,300 shoppers browsed boutique treasures to household necessities for unlimited bargains resulting in over $90,000 raised for RCDS tuition assistance – a Rummage record. 

Led by event chairs Caitlin Bovo, Amy Howell, Shayne Lesbirel, and Liz Toolan, the Whale of a Sale is a true group effort that involves the entire RCDS community. For days prior to the sale, RCDS’s Blake Gymnasium was buzzing with parent volunteers who worked together to collect, organize, and display an impressive assortment of donated items. In the days to follow, lines of friends, family, and community members stretched down the block for the affordable shopping opportunity.

Unsold items from the sale were donated to local non-profit organizations including the ASPCA, Goodwill, the Harbor School, Horizons Student Enrichment Program, Lunch Break, Monmouth County Day Care, Rising Treetops, and Soles for Souls.