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Rummage Sale


ZCOC 7th Annual Rummage Sale

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8 am to 3 pm

Set up and pre-sale for ZCOC Practitioners:  Friday, April 25, 5 pm to 7

Start bringing items April 1.

Rummage 3a

Benefits to you for donating items for sale:

  • Simplify
  • Clean up
  • Upgrade or replace
  • Be green
  • Reduce storage and clutter
  • Tax deductible (ZCOC is a 501(c)3 charity)

Benefits to others:

Proceeds go to the ZCOC prison project (to send books, meditation cushions, etc. to teach meditation to those who are incarcerated) and other Zen Center special projects

  • Send it forward to someone who can use it
  • ZCOC will reduce prices to those in obvious need (e.g., children’s clothes)
  • ZCOC will move forward any unsold items, being use they get to the right place
  • ZCOC will donate any unsold stuff to Good Will or similar thrifts
  • The Zen Center will keep items we can make use of

Rummage 2aItems should be dropped off before any program.  Ask a timekeeper or work practice leader to help you to you to unload, sort and store them.  He or she can give you a tax receipt. If you are not a Zen Center practitioner, you can leave your donations in the rear parking lot or in the lobby (if open) and contact us for your receipt.

$1.00 minimum price tag on all contributed items (ten cents on the dollar to the value of each item)

If possible, please indicate value by labeling items before bringing to ZCOC (examples: box of books – $1 each marked on box, toaster – $5, laptop – $100)

You may ask for help carrying things, cleaning off items and pricing them.

Valuable items over $50.00 may be sold on EBay or Craig’s List


  • Functioning electronic or electric items (kitchen appliances, lamps, audio, TV, video, cameras computer, power tools, etc)
  • Furniture in good shape
  • Cars and boats
  • Good quality clothes (jackets, coats, dresses, shirts, pants, shoes)
  • Bicycles, water sports items (boogie boards, surfboards, wet suits), skateboards, exercise equipment, golf and tennis equipment
  • Books in good condition
  • CD’s, DVD’s
  • If something is good quality but not working and fixable, tape a note on it


  • Shabby, faded or worn-out clothes or tee shirts (Take to Salvation Army—they send these around the world to places of urgent need)
  • Video and audio tapes
  • Toys or stuffed animals (unless in excellent condition)
  • Board games (unless vintage or in good condition with all pieces)
  • Items under a dollar rummage sale value
  • Weird stuff that no one can figure out
  • Stuff that is dirty or smelly

Thanks in advance for your generous donations.