The Executive of the Volunteer Committee has decided to cancel the fall Nearly New Sale, which was scheduled to take place in October 2019. We will be looking at ways in which to refocus and reinvent the sale in time for next spring.
We were having difficulty finding someone to chair the event in the fall and felt some pressure to make a decision before the June Warehouse Wednesdays started. Some of the reasons for cancelling are that china, crystal, and silver require a lot of care that many busy families no longer have time for and are not interested in buying. Current home decor styles favour simple lines and clutter-free surfaces and collectibles and knick-knacks are not as popular as they used to be. This past year, we saw an increase in donations that were not of the quality of past sales. Donated items were no longer nearly new and many things had to be redirected to the landfill. The cost of waste disposal has increased and it takes away from the amount we can donate to the Kingston Symphony.
We are grateful for your past support of the Nearly New Sale. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact us. We hope to have a plan for the spring sale soon and we will keep you informed.
SALE DATES & TIMES
April 30, May 1 - 3, 2020
- Thursday (Apr. 30th) | 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Friday (May 1st) | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday (May 2nd) | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Bargains all day!)
- Sunday (May 3rd) | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Blowout Prices!)
April 7 - 9, 2020
- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
What to donate:
- Spring & Summer Vintage & Modern Family Clothing, Accessories, Jewellery, Footwear
- Spring & Summer Hobby & Sports Equipment & Supplies
- Fabric, Sewing Notions, Knitting, Crafting Supplies & Equipment
- Electronic Gadgets, Small Appliances, Cookware, Kitchenware
- Antiques & Collectibles
- China, Crystal
- Lamps, Home Decor, Bedding, Linens
- Baby Gear
- Puzzles, Games & Toys
- Tools, Hardware
- Small Furniture (i.e. side tables)
- Gold or Silver (old or broken jewellery, odd earrings & earring backs)
What not to donate:
- Soiled or damaged items
- Non-functioning appliances
- Large furniture, i.e. sofa
- Items "for parts"
Please note we no longer accept cheques at this event. For more information or to be reminded about donation days, sales, etc., please email us or call 613-546-9729.
- April 30, 2020 — May 3, 2020
- Times Vary
- 785 Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard, Unit 7A