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Whale of a Sale: RCDS Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale

The 52nd Annual

Whale of a Sale

Discover Treasures, Transform Lives:

Shop with Heart at The Rumson Country Day School Annual Rummage Sale – Where Every Purchase Fuels Education, Empowers Charities, and Unites Community Spirit!

Each spring The Rumson Country Day School hosts its Annual Whale of a Sale, popularly known as "Rummage". One of the most renowned fundraisers at RCDS, the sale raises proceeds devoted to the tuition assistance program in addition to benefiting the surrounding community and 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.

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2024 Schedule

of Events

**Please note the Rummage Sale accepts CASH ONLY**
No outside bags, please. Shopping bags will be provided by RCDS upon checkout.

RCDS Students Volunteer at Rummage Sale

Donation Drop-off

Saturday, April 13 |  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parents Volunteer at Rummage Sale

Parents, Friends & Family Sales

RCDS Current Parents Sale:
Friday, April 19 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Friends & Family Sale:
Friday, April 19
 | 1:30-5 p.m. 
(Friends and family must present an entry ticket with $10 admission fee)

Rummage Sale

Public Sale

Saturday, April 20 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Sunday is "$20 Fill Your Bag Sale" all day (Bags provided by RCDS).

2024 Donation

Guidelines

The RCDS community is so appreciative of your efforts and donations. We accept mostly any gently used clothing and household items. Thank you in advance for your support!

We accept the following donations:

• Small Furniture: Small furniture must be gently used and in functional conditions; sofas, sectionals, upholstered chairs, rugs, runners, side tables, buffet tables, desks, coffee tables, bed frames, garden stools, artwork, mirrors, chandeliers, floor lamps, etc.

*When in doubt whether small furniture and/or home decor item(s) will be accepted, please email rummage@rcds.org with a photo of the item(s) for review.*

• Women, Men, and Children's Clothing: t-shirts, blouses, coats, blazers, jacket, sweaters, fleece-wear, vests, suits, dresses, jeans, pants, shorts, skirts, etc.

• Women, Men, and Children's Accessories: shoes, boots, handbags, wallets, clutches, belts, gloves, hates, scarves, sunglasses, hair accessories, ties, bowties, pocket squares, etc.

• Kitchenware: flatware, glassware, mugs, bowls, plates, cutting boards, platters, etc.

• Outdoor and Sports Equipment: bikes, golf clubs, ski gear (no ski boots), hockey gear, cleats, soccer balls, footballs, miscellaneous exercise equipment, etc.

• Bric-A-Brac: wicker baskets, vases, tabletop frames, holiday decorations, office supplies, luggage, silk flowers, etc.

• Toys: fchildren's costumes, craft sets, dolls, barbies, games, puzzles, legos, plastic figures, matchbox cars, small and large plastic toys, etc.

Each year, there are donations that we are unable to accept. Please find these donation categories listed below.

Unable to accept the following donations:

• Any recalled items
• Any electronics
• 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

Furniture:
• Sofas
• Armoires
• Any broken or wobbly furniture
• Any Ikea furniture
• Sleeper chairs

Questions? Contact rummage@rcds.org.