For me, it is simplest to have on sale where I consign, volunteer, and shop, and Catholic Consignments is one of the biggest sales in the area. Since I volunteer, I get to shop early and get a great selection on the items on my list. Depending on which shift I work, I often shop again at the half-price sale or the Dollar Dash, where I get to pick up extra fun things for next to nothing. Thus I am able to accomplish the vast majority of my kids' shopping in one long but fun day, and I am done until next season.
I always say that consignment sales are a win-win type of event. Consignors benefit from selling their items; shoppers benefit from the great deals; and the organization putting on the sale makes a cut as well. However, Catholic Consignments is the only sale I know that has another winner: needy people in the community. All the money raised from the sale goes to Divine Mercy Outreach. I just looked over their newsletter for the first time and was amazed at all the services this volunteer organization provides - everything from rent to utilities to beds to clothes and food for the needy.
So now I know you can't wait to shop at Catholic Consignments this weekend, so here is the info:
St. Theresa Catholic School
21370 St. Theresa Lane
Ashburn, VA 20147
Consignor Drop-off: 5-8 pm Friday
Volunteer Pre-Sale: 7 am
Public Sale: 8 - 11:30 am
Half-Price Sale: noon - 1:30 pm
Consignor pick-up of unsold items: 2:30 - 3:00 pm
Dollar Dash: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Be sure to visit the website: www.catholicconsignments.org to get additional info and shopping tips.
Maybe I'll see some of you there!