DUE TO A POOR RESPONSE, WE HAVE CANCELLED THIS EVENT FOR MAY 31, 2014. WE HOPE TO HOLD THIS EVENT IN THE FUTURE, POSSIBLY IN MID-AUGUST. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
It’s time for Moms to go through all their kids’ stuff and get ready to sell it or swap it at the Crawford County United Way’s Mom2Mom Sale & Swap, a new fundraiser for the organization.
Mom2Mom Sale & Swap will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the old Hometown Furniture Store located at 2436 S. I-75 Business Loop in Grayling. Admission will be $1 for adults.
“We are expecting about 60 Moms to take advantage of this opportunity to sell or swap their clean and gently used baby, toddler, and juvenile clothes, toys, games, books, sports equipment, and furniture, to help everyone with the cost of providing their children with the things they need for a healthy and happy childhood,” said Cheryll Ruley, Executive Director.
Building owner, John Cherven, has been generous in allowing several organizations to use the vacant store for many fundraisers, including the Crawford County Commission on Aging, River House, Inc., Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce, and for pre-race events for the AuSable Canoe Marathon.
“We are hoping this event will really help our local Moms move those things they no longer use and pick up some things their kids need without the high cost of buying new,” said event organizer, Anne Tuck, who presented Ruley with the fundraising idea following the very successful Merry Marketplace & Craft Show last November. That event helped CCUW raise much needed funds while helping local small business owners, all under one roof.
The combined effort to come up with an event name, colorful posters and graphics by Kim Ruley, promotion by many local businesses and individuals, and Cherven providing a venue, has fulfilled the organization’s slogan: LIVE UNITED!
Each Mom will have a 10 x 10 foot space to set up for sale or swap of her kid stuff. Booth fee is a donation of $20 to CCUW. Registration form can be found at www.crawfordunitedway.org here: Mom2Mom Sale Contract 2014 or a form can be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The form contains all the details about participating in the event. Deadline for paid registrations is May 23, 2014.
Each participating Mom is also asked to donate an item to be given to the Crawford County Baby to Toddler Closet to help those in need. All proceeds from booth fees, admissions, and any drawings go to Crawford County United Way. Keep up with this event and all CCUW activities at www.facebook.com/CrawfordUW.
Tax deductible donations are encouraged. Send check to: Crawford County United Way, P.O. Box 171, Grayling, MI 49738.