Managers, Directors and Center
Senior Center Best Practices
Community Event and Money Making Ideas
Senior Center/Nutrition Program/Organization Name
East Vandergrift Senior Center
400 McKinley Ave East Vandergrift PA 15629
Trash n Treasure/Community Yard Sale
Have seniors donate unwanted items to the center and invite the community
set up and sale their unwanted items.
Time and Manpower
Collect items for 1 month prior to sale and then the week of the sale
organize and set up for the sale
Put flyers out in the community and in the center news letter.
local community neighbors and stores
$100.00 to cover the cost of the food being bought to be sold during sale.
Also have bake sale with donated items at no cost to center.
Impact On Center
Brings people to the area and shows them the senior center that they may not
have been aware existed. Also gets the community and other community
organizations involved with the center. All items not sold are donated to a
mission through a local senior citizen who visits these missions. Helps the
center in making needed funds - can make $300 or more after expenses for food
because all other items are donated so there is no cost on these items.
Invite surrounding communities to get involved. Put the word out early that
this is being planned and you are looking for donated items to sale.
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