Garage Sale: March 28, 2020

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!

The 2020 Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.! Contact Denise Bradley via email at denisepete@msn.com with questions or to volunteer.

Drop Off Dates

List of 4 items.

  • Summer

    • Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Fall

    • Sunday, September 22 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 20 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 17 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Winter

    • Sunday, January 26 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Spring

    • Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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 denisepete@msn.com to learn more about how to get involved now!

Donations

Please Note: We cannot accept computer equipment, car seats, tube TVs, golf clubs, large appliances or exercise equipment (treadmills, weight benches, etc)

We accept most items in clean, sellable shape, such as: 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 TVs
  • Ladies handbags
  • Adult and kids' bikes
  • Jewelry—costume and otherwise
  • Garden equipment and tools
  • Furniture and rugs
  • DVDs 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

2019 Garage Sale Feedback

"There are no words that can accurately describe the experience of garage sale week. 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.

I brought an anxious mom of an incoming freshman with me Thursday night. After attending and experiencing the garage sale, she is much less anxious and excited about the new 'auk some' family she is joining." - Denise (Current Parent)
"...you all should be so proud of yourselves with the success of this event in so many ways. Not only because of 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 grandchild. 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.