The Big Recycle: Stockton School Rummage Sale Is March 15 – 16

???????????????????????????????With snow on the ground and temps still in the teens, it’s hard to believe that one of Stockton, NJ’s harbingers of spring – the Rummage – is right around the corner. But weather aside, it’s time to clear out our homes, donate to a worthy cause and participate in one of our community’s biggest and most entertaining recycling opportunities.

What: The Stockton Borough School’s Annual Rummage Sale

When: Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Sunday, March 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Details: Saturday: Items are full price but the good stuff goes quickly! Sunday: Items are 1/2 price and the bag sale runs from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your own bag!

Where: Prallsville Mill, Rt. 29, Stockton, NJ (directions at http://drms-stockton.org/directions.html

Why: Proceeds benefit the students of a terrific school that also happens to be NJ’s smallest and oldest elementary school.

Donate Starting This Sunday

Donating to a worthy cause is a great way to recycle the many items that clutter our homes long after we’ve stopped using them. Donated items will be sold to the public at very affordable prices during the two-day sale. All unsold items will go to a variety of charitable organizations — so they won’t end up in landfill. Donations are tax-deductible. Volunteers at the mill will give you a form.

You can donate any of the following gently used items:

  • Clothing
  • Books (except textbooks, travel guides, catalogs and magazines)
  • Music (except videotapes)
  • Electronics (except televisions and computers)
  • Household items (except mattresses and stuffed furniture)
  • Linens
  • Jewelry
  • Toys

Drop off times: Sunday, March 9 through Thursday, March 13, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Helping Others This Thanksgiving

Many of us will spend Thanksgiving sharing a wonderful home cooked meal with family and friends. But for a growing number of people, that simple pleasure remains far out of reach. Over the past few years, the economy has led to a sizeable increase in the number of Americans facing “food insecurity.” Now Sandy has made matters worse.

Fortunately, many people have responded to the recent disaster by generously donating  time, money and household goods to local organizations as well as those serving the hardest hit areas at the Jersey Shore and in New York. Schools, organizations and individuals also have been helping by donating items to food banks, many of which lost supplies during the power outage and need to re-stock their shelves.

If you would like to volunteer to serve a meal on Thanksgiving (or next month, on Christmas) or donate food items, which will continue to be in need in the weeks ahead, take a look at these food pantry listings, both local and at the shore.

Local Food Pantries

www.fishermansmark.org

http://www.trentonsoupkitchen.org

http://www.foodinbucks.org/pantry_central.php

http://flemfp.com

Jersey Shore Food Pantries

http://www.app.com/viewart/20121114/NJNEWS/311140075/?odyssey=tab%7Cmo

http://www.foodpantries.org/ci/nj-brickstpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Happy Thanksgiving!