By Punch Correspondent Karen Garnick
Junior League of Washington is putting on Tossed & Found this weekend, its 20th annual rummage sale for a cause. The event kicked off last night with Hoops & High Heels, which allowed attendees to get first dibs on sale items and participate in silent and live auctions.
Last night alone raised thousands of dollars, and the rest of the weekend looks promising. I was blown away the moment I walked through the doors at the expansive selection. Although shoppers might have to pick their way through to find the best items, everything is organized by section and prices are visible, not to mention LOW! Last night I purchased an adorable teapot for $4 and a DVD player for $15, and my friend bought a vacuum for $10! All paperback books are $5….the prices are better than what you would find on craigslist, plus the inventory is huge and you get to see the items in person. Other items include furniture, home decor, endless kitchen supplies, electronics, baby items, jewelry, clothing, and so much more! If you have time, I highly recommend popping in, you will surely find something to bring home and it all goes to a good cause.
The Tossed & Found sale will run Saturday, March 24 from 9-4, and Sunday, March 25 from 9-3, at 2100 Crystal City Shops (near Au Bon Pain and Caribou Coffee).Â All sale proceeds benefits JLWâ€™s volunteer training program, literacy initiatives, and targeted grants.Â More information can be found on theÂ facebook page, donâ€™t forget to â€œlikeâ€ it!
Correspondent Karen Garnick is a California native trying to get accustomed to the East Coast lifestyle (and weather!). By day, she works as an event planner for a think tank, and by night you can find her out on the town. She is a world traveler, loves baby animals, and enjoys curling up to a good book and glass of wine. Contact her at email@example.com.