Collierville rummage sale raises money for missions

4/1/2009

By Libby Perry 

The youth group and parents at Collierville United Methodist Church are gearing up to both raise and save money through their upcoming Annual Youth Rummage Sale. The event, scheduled for April 4 from 8am to 2 pm, is a major fund-raiser for the teens at CUMC, which allows the youth to serve in mission trips across the country. 
 
During these tough economic times, the sale has become a ministry of its own according to CUMC Youth Director Kris Konsowitz. From picking up and delivering donated rummage to pricing these items, the youth as well as their families get to experience first-hand the effects of helping someone in need by providing affordable goods for area bargain hunters.
 
The day of the sale, senior high youth and parents work all day to raise enough money to send workers to service projects and mission trips like Mountain Top, Youth in Missions Week at Lake Junaluska, Big Stuff, and Hogar Montana. 

Every year the whole community benefits from the far-reaching effects of this one day sale. “This year, it’s even more important for us to help our neighbors and raise money for these service projects through the rummage sale,” says Konsowitz. “We’ve all had to tighten our belts lately. Hopefully, the sale will help stretch our dollars and serve our community at the same time.”