Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Saturday May 31, 2020
As you know, this is definitely a surreal time for all of us, including the church. We miss our Sunday gatherings with the beautiful music. We miss visiting with our friends during the weekly coffee hour. We miss our mid-week study groups and social get togethers too.
This May we will also be missing our Spring Yard Sale. While the Yard Sale is a lot of work for a number of people, many of you have told us over the years that you really enjoy the camaraderie and all the laughs you enjoy while getting ready for the Yard Sale, as well as the fun of meeting people from the congregation and community on Yard Sale morning. Because we also count on our Yard Sales to raise much needed revenue for Siloam, we will also be missing some significant financial resources.
So this spring we have decided to hold a virtual yard sale! This is not the kind where we post things on Facebook, Kijiji, or other media and trust they will sell. This one in fact is much easier! This is how it works.
Think about the amount of money you spend or donate each year at the Yard Sale, both in terms of donated items and in what you might purchase on the Saturday morning. If you donate a piece of furniture or some books or a bag of clothing, consider what these might sell for. Then add what you would often spend for yard sale items, the bake table, and refreshments like hot dogs and coffee or soft drinks. Then donate this amount to Siloam United Church. An added bonus that comes with a virtual yard sale is that donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt, so please remember to include your name and address.
While we will not be able to join together to enjoy the fun and camaraderie we normally do, and while we may not raise as much money for the church as we normally would, every bit counts! Plus we will enjoy our Fall Yard Sale all the more when it comes around!
Thank you for continuing to give to Siloam during this period of quarantine, especially given that our bills must still be paid even when we are not able to gather in person. We also thank you in advance for any contributions you can make to our SILOAM VIRTUAL YARD SALE!
Your Church Council
Your Church Yard Sale Team