Vail Daily letter: Rummage sale raised $180,000 |

Vail Daily letter: Rummage sale raised $180,000

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

Many thanks to everyone who donated items, volunteered their time and who came and shopped at the 45th annual Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale. Those outgrown, unused goods have translated into nearly $180,000 during the four days of the sale last August. More than 15,000 volunteer hours were put in to sort and mark all the donations. Each volun-teer hour is designated to a local nonprof-it group, and the proceeds of the sale are then given out to the 67 nonprofit groups according to the numbers of hours worked on its behalf.

Organizations receiving funds range from the Eagle Valley Humane Society, Eagle River Watershed, Vail Mountain Res-cue, Swift Eagle, Eagle County Historical Society, Vail International Hockey, Veter-ans of Foreign Wars, Small Champions, Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability, Bravo! Guild, Gore Range Natural Science School to the Eagle and Minturn Seniors,Bright Futures, PEO, Cattlemen, Vail Performing Arts, Delta Kappa Gam-ma, Vail Community Chorale, Ameri-can Legion, Colorado Ski Museum, Family Learning Center, Literacy Pro-ject, Friends of the Library, Minturn Community Fund, Youth Foundation, Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, Mountain Hospice, McCoy Commu-nity Club, Shaw Cancer Caring House, Red Ribbon Project, Eagle Valley Chil-dren’s Chorale, Colorado Ski Muse-um, Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scout troops 4-H, Wheels for Eagle, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail Police Vol-unteer Program, Ski and Snowboard Club of Vail and nearly 30 school groups.

The Rummage Sale begins collect-ing donations for next summer’s sale after Labor Day. Items including clean, useable furniture, clothing, sporting goods, housewares, linens, toys, ski equipment, small appliances, comput-ers, etc. can be dropped off at the Mal-oit Park location. For large pickups, call Byron Brown at 476-5701.

A big thank you to the Vail Daily for advertising the sale, stories on the Rummage Sale and for all the Town Talk photos requesting donations, vol-unteers and encouraging shoppers to attend this “unique, not to be missed event.”

– The Eagle Valley Community Fund board of directors

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