(Republished without permission from InMenlo.com)
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Menlo Park
Image (c) 2014 Linda Hubbard for InMenlo
St. Bede’s semi-annual rummage sale offers clothes, shoes, books, CDs, household items, toys, knickknacks, craft items and more — you never know what treasures you’ll find — plus free refreshments. The church promises prices that are famously low and friendly volunteers to help you find what you are looking for.The sale takes place in Lehman Hall, the first building on right as you enter the church parking lot off Monte Rosa Dr., on the south side of Sand Hill Road, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
No early birds please: There is a 12-step meeting in the Hall until about 10:30am, but you are welcome to sit in the courtyard and enjoy lemonade or coffee until the sale opens.
All sales will help fund an annual Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance nursing scholarship in Malawi, which provides tuition, books, supplies and a stipend to a young woman. She commits to serving an equal number of years in the country — thousands may be helped by her care. Any funds above $1,300 ($600 has already been raised) will benefit local nonprofits, including Ecumenical Hunger Project.
(Our CEO is a member of St. Bede's, and several of his fellow parishiners are to be among the regifted stockholders of DSBE. Besides supporting his church, this auction is especially dear to him because he first became aware of Malawi and its potential from a presentation by a member of GAIA to the members of St. Bede's who'd gathered for a simple supper in Lehman Hall. The corporations long-range plans for Namibia and then Malawi were inspired by this talk's insights.
So long as he's been homeless, our CEO has also been a benefiary of the Ecumenical Hunger Program's services in East Palo Alto.)