BRGNS NEEDS FURNITURE, HOUSEWARES FOR RUMMAGE SALE
Black River Good Neighbor Services will hold its Annual Fall Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm, 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow on Friday and Saturday, September 18th and 19th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday September 20th, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The organization is now accepting donations of clothing, housewares, linens and furniture.
If you have anything to donate, please bring it to the thrift store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow or for larger items such as furniture please call 802-228-3663 to arrange a drop off time. If you are unable to drop off a furniture donation, our volunteers may be able pick it up if arrangements are made in advance.
Proceeds from this sale benefit BRGNS’ food and financial assistance programs. “This is really a community effort. Folks donate their unwanted items to us, and we put our earnings right back into the community,” said Audrey Bridge, Executive Director of BRGNS. “Although the economy has improved, demand for our services continues. There are still people going hungry and needing help with housing and clothing costs; so we keep running the rummage sales,” said Bridge. The monies raised will help cover the cost of utilities, heating fuel, food and rent for qualified individuals and families in Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Belmont, Proctorsville, Cavendish and Plymouth.
So, please mark your calendar and come explore the many unique bargains.
For further details please contact Audrey Bridge at the Black River Good Neighbor Services Thrift Store, 37B Main Street, 802-228-3663, or BRGNS@tds.net.
Black River Good Neighbors Planning Major Fundraiser
The staff and volunteers at Black River Good Neighbor Services are again gearing up for their annual Stick Season Social and silent auction, which is scheduled for November 7, 2015. This year the event will be held again at Sam’s Steakhouse on Route 103 South in Ludlow. Pictured above is a scene from last year's Stick Season Social.
Right now the planners are focusing on the silent auction and raffle, which will have dozens of items on which diners can bid or take a chance. Last year there were over one hundred twenty great items between the silent auction, the raffle, and the door prizes and this year the expectation is that the field will be just as good.
However, the Social Committee needs merchandise to auction or raffle and is asking for help from the community to donate items for the event. Since BRGNS is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization all donations are tax deductible. Donors will be recognized in several ways during the evening’s festivities, both orally and in print. Businesses that wish to become sponsors of the event will also be recognized in multiple ways as well.
If you can help, please call Audrey at the BRGNS office, 228-3663 or call Peter LaBelle at (802) 226-7250.
BRGNS “Back to School” Program Underway
It’s August. The ads filling your mailbox are yelling: Back to School shopping time is here, now! For families with students, that means gathering supplies including new clothes and shoes, backpacks, paper, pens and pencils and more.
The folks at Black River Good Neighbor Services know that Back to School time can put a strain on many already stretched budgets.
As was the case last year, BRGNS will provide school supplies to those children who might not otherwise be able to afford them. For those of you who are in a position to donate school supplies (or money for BRGNS to buy them) now is the time to act. Please bring donations to the Thrift Store at 37B Main Street in Ludlow.
If you have or know of a child who needs such supplies, please call or stop by the store to let us know. You can call Audrey at (802) 228-3663.
You can also check out our school supply form if your kids are in the need of help with school supplies. Just click HERE to tell us what your children need for school and fill out an application that we can use to help you. There are 2 pages to examine and return to Audrey at BRGNS.
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