Donations Still Pouring in For Upcoming VNA Rummage Sale

Volunteers sorting merchandise for big spring sale report a steady stream of donations of all kinds.

The donation period for this spring's large rummage sale to benefit the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills continues through Wednesday, with volunteers helping to collect donations of treasures and trifles that will stock this year's sale from May 3 to 5 at the Far Hills Fairgrounds.

The VNA volunteers are busy collecting and organizing donations for the spring rummage sale, a traditional event held each spring and fall to underwrite services offered to uninsured or underinsured patients through the VNA, which is based in Basking Ridge.

"We are always greatly appreciative of community members who donate merchandise or shop at the sale, allowing the VNA to fulfill our mission and serve the greatest number of individuals and families possible," said Paula Some, a spokesperson for the VNA.

Donation period through Wednesday

Donations will be accepted daily this week between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Wednesday at the sale's location at the Far Hills Fairgrounds, located at the corner of Route 202 and Peapack Road in Far Hills.

Then join fellow treasure hunters and bargain shoppers at the VNA Spring Rummage Sale which will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3, 4 and 5. The tents with about two dozen departments are open 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine. 

Longtime rummage sale volunteer Sandy Harrison of Bedminster, who helps to sort and price artwork to come in as donations, said the amount and quality of the donations to come in since early April has been "amazing, again."

"I can't believe people don't run out of stuff to give us," Harrison said.

From designer handbags and golf clubs to vintage jewelry and photography equipment, there’s something for everyone and all ages at the sale. The extensive quantity and variety of high quality merchandise, all donated by local residents, includes adult and children’s clothing and accessories, furniture, artwork, toys, sporting goods, fine and costume jewelry, antiques, kitchenware, appliances, lighting fixtures, books, cameras, seasonal decorations and more. Items are meticulously sorted, checked for cleanliness, organized on racks and shelves, and sold by hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

Proceeds go directly back to the community and help the VNA provide necessary home health and hospice care services to needy families in Morris and Somerset County communities, according to the VNA.

Parking and admission are free.  Credit cards are accepted. For more information including directions and a preview of contents in each department, please visit the VNA Rummage Sale website at www.visitingnurse.org/news-and-events/rummage.

Some said about 500 volunteers are involved with making the rummage sale possible this spring.


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