Garage Sale: March 30, 2019

The Archmere Academy Garage Sale is a huge annual sale organized by the Mothers’ Guild and Fathers’ Club. The event has been held in March every year since 1973 with all the proceeds going right back into the classrooms and campus. Items for the sale are donated by the Archmere community throughout the year. We have been told that our sale is the marquee event that kicks off the “garage sale season” and people come from near and far to hunt for bargains. Last year the Garage Sale netted over $70,000!

Drop Off Dates


Saturday August 24 10-12:30
Sunday, Sept. 22 10-12:30
Sunday, Oct. 20 10-12:30
Sunday, Nov. 17 10-12:30
Sunday, Jan. 26 10-12:30

Move-in / Drop-off
Saturday, March 21 10-2
Saturday, March 28, 2020 8-2: The Big Day!!
Kick -off
Thursday, Jan. 16 7:00
Thursday, April 30 7:00

Archmere Garage Sale - March 30, 2019

Contact Denise Bradley with questions or to volunteer:

Garage Sale Donations

Please Note: We cannot accept computer equipment, car seats, tube tv’s, golf clubs, large appliances or exercise equipment (treadmills, weight benches, etc)
We accept most items in clean, sellable shape—housewares, electronics, kids toys and baby gear, books, sports equipment, shoes, outdoor furniture, lawn and garden, Archmere uniforms, adult and kids’ clothes and shoes, holiday decorations, etc.
Especially desirable items:

  • Flat screen tv’s
  • Ladies handbags
  • Adult and kids' bikes
  • Jewelry—costume and otherwise
  • Garden equipment and tools
  • Furniture and rugs
  • DVD's and Video Games
Numerous worthy charities receive our “leftovers:”
  • Habitat For Humanity ReStore, Newark
  • St. Patricks Center, Wilmington
  • Delaware Humane Association
  • Goodwill of Southeast PA

Get Involved!

This huge event is run jointly by the Mothers’ Guild and Fathers’ Club, and there are many ways to get involved. An interesting and unusual fact about the garage sale volunteer effort is that a significant number of our volunteers each year are parents of alumni who come back year after year, long after their kids have graduated. It’s that much fun! Although the kick off meeting will not be held until January, numerous organizational aspects of the sale are ongoing even now.

Contact Denise Bradley at to learn more about how to get involved now.
Feedback from last year’s sale:

There are no words that can accurately describe the experience of garage sale week. I brought an anxious mom of an incoming freshman with me Thursday night. The garage sale represents the true spirit of Archmere: hardwork, dedication, humor, friendship, laughter, respect, and philanthropy. Lessons we want our children to learn are taught through actions. That freshman mom is much less anxious and excited by her new "auk some" family she is joining. Thanks for all the hard work and leadership.
Denise (current parent)

First of all as you know you all should be so proud of yourselves with the success of this event in so many ways. Not only the money raised and the friendships made for the Archmere Community, but for the service provided to the outside community. So many people travelled from distances and bought things that they were so thrilled to have. One lady came from South Philly and bought five comforters, one for each grand child. Another group of ladies were buying tools and saws and paint sprayers, and asking us what they were. Thousands of discarded items have now found new homes.
Kristi (past parent)

Pietate et Scientia

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy, grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.