Got stuff? Don't want to have your own Garage sale?
How about donating your unneeded clothes and stuff to a worthy cause?
More information below.
Who are the "Christ Lutheran Church Women"?
Christ Lutheran Church Women (sometimes referred to as CLCW) is the Committee that represents all confirmed women of our church. This group is designed to encourage the women of the congregation to grow in faith, support one another, engage in ministry and action and to promote healing and wholeness in the church and the world.
The duties of the Committee are varied:
We oversee and coordinate one Circle (small group) that meet every month.
We organize and run the annual Trash & Treasure sale-usually the first or second Saturday in May. Everyone is welcome to work on the sale . . . works begins about three weeks before . . . and includes plenty of fun and food to keep you happy. You can decide where you want to work and when. We also donate our unsold items to a variety of charities. These include: Shelter our Sisters, Star of Hope Ministries, Grandmother’s Cupboard and the Salvation Army. Stuffed animals were taken to the Red Cross and the books donated to a reading program. We also provided monetary donations to ELCA Hunger & Disaster Appeals, Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless, L W R, The Center for Food Action, The Navajo Mission, Mexico Mission and to support mission work. Suggestions as to where to donate money are welcome from female members of the church. Some of the money is spent at church, reducing the mortgage, and helping with key capital projects and programs.
In the fall, there is usually a retreat to Koinonia (a Lutheran Camp in NY State), where the attendees have a chance to enjoy the nature that is Koinonia, relax and read, and just have fun. We also hold yearly events such as when Spiritual Artist/Potter, Ray Boswell, came with an inspirational message of hope while we made pottery.
Helping Hands kits and School kits are packed up and sent to Church World Services, along with a monetary donation to purchase goats and chickens and to fund schooling for some girls and inoculations for many children.
We meet regularly with our annual meeting usually on the second Sunday in January. We have a short meeting, review the previous year, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch of soup and desserts. Consider joining us!
Christ Lutheran Church's Annual
Trash & Treasure Sale
Over $10,000 raised at our one day sale on Saturday, May 14 2022
Thank you to all who donated, shopped, and volunteered to make our 2022 sale a success!
What a day! The return of our annual sale was a blessing. We celebrate the hundreds of people who supported the sale by donating their household goods, shopping during the event, and the dozens of volunteers who worked 3 weeks to make everything happened. This sale is organized by CLC's women group who will use the money raised at the sale to support ministry locally and abroad. This rummage sale is not a fundraiser for the church but rather one of the ways we care for creation (by keeping items out of the dumpsters), care for each other (by helping people of all economic means have access to what they need), and care for those in need.
Since 2014, this sale raised $14,000 to feed the faith of youth, families, and young adults through Camp Koinonia (ELCA outdoor camp), Bible Translation and Missionary Work in Africa, and ELCA Youth in Global Mission. During that same time, we also raised $4,600 for Family Promise of Bergen County. Since 2014, this sale raised also $27,500 responding to disasters and hunger around the world through ELCA World Hunger, Lutheran Disaster Response, Church World Service, a Lutheran mission among the Navajo people, and Lutheran World Relief. And during this time, this sale generated $9,500 to feed people in Northern New Jersey through the Center for Food Action, Tri-Boro Food Pantry, and Meals on Wheels of Northern NJ.
Below is information from our most recent sale. It will be an outline for our sale in 2023. Our next sale is tenatively scheduled for May 6, 2023.
Trash & Treasure Drop-Off
All non-clothing donations will be accepted in the Opsal (Fellowship Hall). When you are in our parking lot and facing the entrance to the sanctuary, the Opsal (Fellowship Hall) is the building to the left. You may drop off items beginning Monday, April 18th through Tuesday, May 10th. Items can be left outdoors. If you would prefer to donate when someone is in the building, our office hours are approxmatey 9 am to 3 pm M-F. Thank you for your donations!
Here is a partial list of items that are needed for the sale.
Shoes, purses, scarves, belts, hats, gloves (clothing accessories only)
Jewelry Baby equipment
Glassware, dishes, kitchen gadgets
Toys, dolls, stuffed animals, games, puzzles
Baskets, pot & pans, wooden ware
Crafts, candles, silk flowers
Electronics and Office equipment
TVs - FLAT SCREEN only
Art & Frames
Drapes, linens- please measure &tag
Paperbacks and hardcover books (No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias)
Sheets, towels, blankets-please indicate size
Printers accepted NO COMPUTERS
Handyman and sporting equipment
Outdoor furniture, gardening items
Please consider donating items AND your time to turn your Trash into Treasures for other people. It takes many hands to sort, organize, clean and price the items so that on the day of our sale we can present our guests with the type of sale they have come to know and cherish for so many years.
We will begin working on the sale on Friday, April 22nd, and then continue work most days until the day of the sale on May 14 (excluding Mother’s Day). Just show up if you would like to help and community service hours are available.
Here's our initial schedule through May 1st.
Friday 04/22: 12 noon to 8:00 PM
Saturday 04/23: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 04/24: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday 04/25 to 04/29: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 04/30: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 05/01: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Food: We would also like to feed our workers the week leading up to the sale, and on the day of sale. We are thinking of safe ways to arrange our gatherings. An online sign-up list to support that work is available here.