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MS Challenge Walk yard/plant/bake sale

Written by on May 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

Come to 23 Playstead Rd, Medford MA, this Saturday, May 19, 9 AM – 3 PM for a yard sale, plant sale, and bake sale to benefit the fundraising of team Walkie Talkies! The team has gathered donations of food, plants, furniture, books, electornics, CDs, games, children's and adult clothing, and more. All proceeds go directly to the teams MS walk in September.

This is the events calendar, featuring official NMSS rallies and meetings as well as volunteer-sponsored fundraisers. Want to see your event listed here? Please submit the details, and we'll add it!

Dad's Team yard sale

Written by on August 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

Dad's Team is having a fundraising yard sale this Saturday, 7 AM – 1 PM, at 124 High Street in Acton to benefit their MS Challenge Walk fundraising. If you are near Acton, Concord, Maynard, or Sudbury, please come on over and support the cause. We are also happy to take any donations if you have any items sitting in your house that you would like to donate to the yard sale. As you know, every dollar counts!

This is the events calendar, featuring official NMSS rallies and meetings as well as volunteer-sponsored fundraisers. Want to see your event listed here? Please submit the details, and we'll add it!

Yard sale adventures

Written by on July 11, 2011 at 8:00 am

Awhile back, our friendly neighborhood weatherman predicted a nice weekend. Warm, but not too hot; a chance of a few thunderstorms; and oh, a ginormous yard sale in East Taunton.

The two days of our fundraising yard sale are always interesting. Last year's was held in the rain; this year, we endured acaterpillar invasion. They were everywhere — and I do mean EVERYWHERE. I spent most of the day walking around the sale doing my part to save the trees by squishing the caterpillars. I must have stepped on five hyndred of them, with my sister laughing at me every time I squished another one.

To hold these yard sales, we have braved monsoons (or at least it felt like one), blazing hot temperatures, the aforementioned caterpillars, and lots and lots of crazy people. But we have also had some really great stuff come out of it as well. Years ago, three neighbors we had never met came over to help; now they help out each year. The bikers from the "social club" lend us tables and check in to see how things are going.

One full garage

That's one full garage!

As you can see from the photo to the right (click for a larger view), the garage this year was filled to the brim with donations for the sale. Deirdre had to crawl out of the garage when we had packed almost everything in and then we filled up even that small space. I really hope that we do not need to get to the electrical panel in the back of the garage before the sale. If we do, we may be sitting in the dark for a few days!

In the end, it was all worth it. We saw plenty of friendly faces, turned one person's trash into another person's treasure — and, best of all, we raised $1,100!

Interested in holding your own yard sale? Read this checklist for tips to get you started.

Jill lives in East Taunton with her husband and a very annoying cat. She was diagnosed with MS in 1998 when she was 24. She has been participating in the Challenge Walk since the beginning as a crew member and can also be found at many other fundraising events.

McCooking Up a Cure yard/bake sale

Written by on June 11, 2011 at 8:00 am

Come to 1 Chestnut Drive this Saturday to enjoy a combination yard sale and bake sale! Indulge in cookies, muffins, and sweetbreads while perusing plenty of furniture, home decor, clothing, kitchen items, and more. All proceeds benefit team McCooking Up a Cure.

This is the events calendar, featuring official NMSS rallies and meetings as well as volunteer-sponsored fundraisers. Want to see your event listed here? Please submit the details, and we'll add it!

The Bean Team multi-family yard sale

Written by on May 21, 2011 at 8:30 am

The Bean Team will be hosting a multi-family yard sale this Saturday, May 21, in support of our fundraising efforts for the MS Challenge Walk. Please stop by 342 Mucciarone Road in Franklin from 8:30 AM to 1 PM to check out all the great items for sale and support a great cause!

This is the events calendar, featuring official NMSS rallies and meetings as well as volunteer-sponsored fundraisers. Want to see your event listed here? Please submit the details, and we'll add it!

MS benefit yard sale

Written by on August 14, 2010 at 8:00 am

This yard sale benefits the American Dream Team's MS Challenge Walk fundraising.

This is the events calendar, featuring official NMSS rallies and meetings as well as volunteer-sponsored fundraisers. Want to see your event listed here? Please submit the details, and we'll add it!

Dad's Team yard sale

Written by on July 10, 2010 at 8:00 am

We are having a yard sale with contributions from many people. All proceeds benefit Dad's Team. If you would like to contribute anything to sell at the yard sale, please contact Jennifer Couture.

This is the events calendar, featuring official NMSS rallies and meetings as well as volunteer-sponsored fundraisers. Want to see your event listed here? Please submit the details, and we'll add it!

Yard sales in the rain

Written by on June 18, 2010 at 10:01 am

My sister Deirdre and I recently held our seventh annual fundraising yard sale. In the rain. And it was a huge success! We raised about $850. The weather was iffy for the whole weekend, so we waffled a bit about if we should go ahead with it or not. We decided to risk it.

There was lots of rain, thunder, lightning, wind, and a tornado watch. After about an hour and a half of torrential downpours, the skies cleared, and buyers descended on our sale in droves. We may have been the only yard sale that was crazy enough to go on that day. I bet over the two days of the sale, we saw at least a couple hundred people.


We collect donations all year from generous friends and family and store them in my garage. With that much commitment and so much stuff, there was no way that I wasn't having that sale! By the time our sale weekend rolled around, I couldn't even see most of the garage. Nine rows of boxes and storage tubs were stacked at least six high each. And this didn't count all the big stuff that was donated: a lawn mower, a dorm refrigerator, an air conditioner, an antique stove, bicycles, and more. Lots of people come to our yard sale every year and tell us that they love our sale and look for it when we advertise it in the local paper and on WickedLocal.com. It's nice to know that our hard work, and that of our "sales assistants" (parents and neighbors), is appreciated.

That first year we had the sale, I figured it was the only time we would do it. But when it worked out so well the first time, Deirdre wanted to know if I would do it again the next year. And so our tradition began of lots of hard work and logistical planning, but well worth it. As you can see from the pictures, we have a great time — even in the pouring rain.

Jill lives in East Taunton with her husband and a very annoying cat. She was diagnosed with MS in 1998 when she was 24. She has been participating in the Challenge Walk since the beginning as a crew member and can also be found at many other fundraising events.