Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Looking for "Special Treasures"

For 22 years, Community Care East York (CCEY) Senior Centre has held a fundraiser called the Candy Cane Magic Sale. The donations for this bazaar come from local residents and businesses. The sale includes a silent auction, bake sale, crafts, knitting, white elephants (typical garage sale items), special treasures, and a luncheon. The sale will take place November 10, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Proceeds from the event go to support the CCEY Senior Centre located at 1108 Greenwood Avenue (at Cosburn) in the lower portion of the Cosburn United Church. The centre provides a wide range of programs and events for seniors and adults living with disabilities in the East York area. The CCEY Senior Centre is a part of Woodgreen Community Services http://www.woodgreen.org/, a United Way agency.

One Golden Triangle resident and long time garage sale supporter, Barb McCutcheon, is in charge of  Special Treasures this year and has asked for our help with donations. Special treasures are things of a better nature than your average garage sale items like those listed below;

  • Figurines
  • Collectibles, Depression glass, Bunnykins, etc.
  • Music boxes and Snow globes with music
  • Jewelry
  • Bone China cup and Saucers
  • Crystal objects e.g. vases, wine glasses, etc.
  • Silver - serving pieces, tea-sets, etc.

Last year's Special Treasures Table and Volunteer

Happy Volunteer with China Cups and Saucers

Here are a few words from Barb and the volunteers at CCEY;

" We'd love to see the residents of the Golden Triangle Sale have a wonderful and successful garage sale, but if at the end of the day, they have items left over that would be suitable as Special Treasure items, we'd love them to consider donating to the Candy Cane Magic Sale which supports programs for this community."

You can bring your donation items to the centre Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. if you do not have a means to drop off your donations, please call me (Lynn) on my mobile at 416-230-5800.

Silent Auction Table

The silent auction featureed over 200 donated new items last year. If you have leads or donations for this table, please email Barb directly at barbmccutcheon@bell.net

Please note that the centre is NOT asking for regular garage sale items at this time as they do not have the storage. They will be accepting these items closer to the sale date and encourage you to donate.

The centre is open to people 50 years old plus and adults with disabilities. Membership is free. If anyone requires additional information about the centre, the coordinator is Katharine Ho at 416-467-1166.

Costume Jewellry table with yet another happy volunteer

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