Whale of a Sale: RCDS Rummage Sale Returns!

2023 Schedule of Events

**Please note that the Rummage Sale accepts cash only.**

Saturday, April 15 | 9AM-5PM
Sunday, April 16 | 11AM-3PM
RCDS Current Parents Sale:
Friday, April 21 | 10AM-12PM

RCDS Friends & Family Sale:
Friday, April 21 | 1:30-5PM (Friends and Family Ticket Holders - $10 Admission Fee)
Public Sale:
Saturday, April 22 | 9AM-4PM
Sunday, April 23 | 10AM-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
After a pandemic hiatus, Rummage returns to RCDS! 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.
Photo of the RCDS gymnasium completely full of household items for the famous annual Rummage Whale of a Sale.

Whale of a Sale 2023 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
• 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

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

Questions? Contact parentcouncil@rcds.org.