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Fabulous Find Fundraiser!

 
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The Fabulous Find Resale Boutique in Kittery, Maine has selected the Rollinsford Public Library as one of their non-profit recipients for the month of February 2019!

HOW IT WORKS

Each month, three worthy non-profits are granted the opportunity to raise money by bringing in gently used clothing, jewelry and home decor items for resale and then encouraging their supporters to come in and shop. The organizations are responsible for broadly advertising their month, and, at the end of the month, all profits are distributed equally among the three organizations. The Fabulous Find has given away over 1.5 million dollars since opening in July 2010. This is an AMAZING opportunity to raise a great deal of money for our beautiful little library!

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

  1. Now is the time to start gathering your gently used clothing, etc. for resale.

  2. Donation items can be dropped off directly at the Fabulous Find Boutique at 139 State Road in Kittery, Maine.

  3. Please share this terrific news with everyone you can on social media! You can make a real difference!

  4. Come shop at the Fabulous Find any day in February! Everything you donate and the proceeds for everything that is sold in the shop for the entire month will be shared with us.

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WHAT TO DONATE

We were very lucky to have someone who has worked with the Fabulous Find before share notes with us on the types of items that tend to sell well. Remember there‘s a customer for all tastes and styles… so while you may not like a certain item, there’s someone out there who will!

  • Jewelry: costume (plastic, gold filled, silver-plated), antique, modern, sterling, gold, Native American, including rings, bands, with stones, settings, fraternal and class, bracelets, links, bangles, lucite, tortoise-looking, any metal, bakelite (first plastic) earrings, pierced, screw-back, pearls, mother of pearl, hoops, etc, brooches, cameos, large small and in between, stick pins, bug pins, beads, glass, semiprecious stones like garnets turquoise, pearls, chains (all lengths, all metals), wooden, souvenir jewelry from all locations, mosaics, cameos, etc

  • Small silver items: silver plate, sterling boxes, sugar tongs, small spoons, caddy spoons, all sizes of flatware, small pin trays, hair ornaments (combs, barrettes hand mirrors etc)

  • Wooden boxes, small tables with or without drawers, small mirrors (For space reasons, they don’t generally take other furniture — If you have a piece of furniture you’d like to donate, you can check with the store directly to see if they can accept it.)

  • Framed prints and original artwork

  • Handmade rugs, oriental, hooked, embroidered 

  • Decorative textiles, old sewing items, silver thimbles, needle cases, pincushions

  • Books in almost new condition: home decorating, crafts, very popular novels, art books.

  • Things that you were given as gifts that you never use

  • Handbags, tote bags, all kinds of small bags, leather, nylon, beaded, mesh 

  • Boxed note cards from museums, museum prints, museum replica jewelry

  • Shoes that you bought and never wear because they just don’t fit right

Items The Fabulous Find Does Not Accept

  • The Fabulous Find does not accept baby equipment, blinds, shades, curtain rods, electronics, cameras, encyclopedias, textbooks, small kitchen appliances, luggage without wheels, mattresses, bed frames, office furniture, used puzzles and games, records, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, used Tupperware or plastic items, used childrens clothing. Save these for your yard sale in the spring!

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Remember, everything you donate and the proceeds for everything that is sold in the shop for the entire month will be shared with us. February may be short, but it is mighty! Let’s see what we can do!

The Fabulous Find Resale Boutique is located at:
139 State Road, Kittery, Maine
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30pm , Sunday 11-4
Visit them online: www.thefabulousfind.org
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Rollinsford Public Library is proud to be sharing The Fabulous Find’s February profits with the Seacoast African American Cultural Center and the Betty J Borry Breast Cancer Retreats.  

 
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