White Elephant Sale trumpets its scheduled date
September 28, 2013 by James
Returning to Northern California to the San Francisco and Oakland area, the annual White Elephant Sale will be presented by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the museum.
Recently, the donation drop-off started and the public can bring donations to the warehouse site – something that will continue over the next few months. Free pick up can also be arranged by calling 510-839-5919 to schedule.
Last year’s White Elephant Sale was very successful and raised over $1.5m. It is through the loyal community of volunteers, buyers, and donors for over 50 years that the event exists.
The Women’s Board for the Oakland Museum has contributed over $18m for acquisitions, educational resources, capital improvements, and exhibitions. The annual White Elephant Sale is the only activity donated to fundraising.
More than 35,000 people, consisting largely of schoolchildren and educators, visit the museum annually. Due to the financial support of the Women’s Board, the experiences are enhanced with impressive and interesting exhibits such as Pixar, 25 Years of Animation, the 1968 Project, and A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey.
An annual celebration for the community celebrating the traditional Days of the Dead is also organized and managed by the Women’s Board.
Working with local printers is a common process for organizers of fundraisers of this ilk. Catalog printing is a viable method of communicating upcoming events for the general public, since a catalog generally includes the schedule of events, participants, locations, and sponsors.
The event will take place on March 1 and 2, 2014. Visit the event website for more information or to inquire about becoming a sponsor.