Sunday 11 May 2008

Honest Earl's Bargain Basement raises $1170 for Schoolyard Greening!!

After weeks of organizing, Honest Earl's Bargain Basement was a big success. On April 25th, the Eco Team and many friends did a brisk, coffee-fuelled business (thanks to Alternative Grounds for the free Fair Trade, Organic coffee!!) and enjoyed delicious baked goods while shopping for great quality, hand-sorted children's clothing and sporting goods. "Personal shoppers" were also on hand to ensure an entertaining shopping experience was had by all.

At the end of the sale, the grand total raised for schoolyard greening was $1170!!!!

But the dividends did not stop there!

The clothing that was leftover went to:
  • Red Door Shelter for abused women and their families
  • Massey House for young mothers (newborn/baby clothes)
  • Ages and Stages for Earl Beatty's Greening Fund
Ages and Stages has set up an account #197 for the EB Eco Team for the schoolyard greening fund. The leftover clothing that went to Nikki's store will continue to generate income for the school's greening fund. Next time you're dropping off used clothing at Nikki's store, consider putting some in the account to raise money for the school.

And finally, the biggest winner is the environment!!
There is no other way to buy greener than to buy second hand.
So thanks, Sheryl, Sheila, Liza, and everyone who helped so much to create this wonderful event. We look forward to doing it again next October.

Click here to read the minutes from the wrap-up brunch meeting about the event.

Click here for more photos from the event.

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