Tuesday, February 09, 2010

FREE Rummage Sale at Cabrini Connections

Cabrini Connections is hosting a FREE Rummage Sale. Thanks to first year tutor/mentor, Brittney Swan and her coworkers at Norvax, we received a donation of 25 bags of clothes, shoes, and other accessories!!! The rummage sale will take place here at Cabrini Connections (800 W. Huron St.) beginning this Saturday (Feb. 13th) from 12-3pm, and will take place again on Feb. 20th, 27th, and March 6th. This Saturday will only be open for those currently enrolled in the Cabrini Connections' program, their family, friends, and coworkers. The following Saturdays we will expand our rummage sale to other programs in the area and really any and all who would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

The students of the Cabrini Connections' Youth Leadership Council came up with the idea to launch a Winter Clothes Drive towards during the holiday season in December, encouraging all staff, volunteers, and even students to donate any and all unwanted coats, hats, gloves, scarfs etc...so that those in the program could take advantage of the donated items. Their thought was that they never wanted someone to say they couldn't make it to the tutoring and mentoring sessions due to the weather conditions.

Brittney Swan answered the call by sharing this information with her friends and coworkers at Norvax, and for the entire month of January they gathered not just winter clothes, but tons of items to be donated to the Cabrini Connections' cause!!!

We would definitely like to thank the Youth Leadership Council for the idea and to Brittney Swan and the entire Norvax company. This is a great example of how our volunteers can contribute to the greater good of the program. Brittney simply shared an idea and the "Cabrini Connections Story" with those in her network and as a result, those people answered the call of support for the program. We are currently taking part in a FUNdraising tourney called Cabrini Madness and if you would like to answer my call of support, you can donate to my team "Guaranteed Victory." This is really just a fun idea that we came up with to promote teamwork, program advocacy, and a way to bring in some much needed resources for the program.

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