Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps without even knowing it, you will live along some distant day into the answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Week 8, Day 5 & 6: Consignment, Consignment, Consignment

When our consignment sale come round, every Spring and Fall, it seems to be an all consuming sort of event.  Getting clothes out, washing and ironing if needed, tagging, hanging...that's all before the sale.  Then there is the set-up (of which I'm not a part), then the drop off, then the pre-sale for consignors and volunteers, then the actual sale.  What always amazes me is the organization of everything.  As a rack is cleared, it's taken off the floor and put away.  By the end of today, you will see no signs of the sale having taken place.  But the affects (effects? I always get them confused) are far reaching.  30% of the monies raised (all  by volunteers) is donated to support local, national and international charities.  Usually that 30% is about $30,000.  Not bad for a few days of hard work!  Inspiring what can get done in a short amount of time.

Half of the gym, from a fall sale...
we take over almost the whole 1st floor of the church

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