Wish List Presale shopping is
Wednesday, October 24 at 2pm
What Is the Wish List?
Pass It On is an awesome thing. It was meant to be inclusive not exclusionary. We found out that some people don't have anything to consign or they are too busy to squeeze in a volunteer shift or they don't have anyone to watch their kids so they can come work for us BUT they really want to shop early! Essentially they like our mission and they want to help out. Our Wish List gives them a way to help the sale as part of the support team!
How it Works
In a nutshell, we make a list of our needs and some people fill them. This is totally voluntary. All you get is a nice warm feeling that you helped the sale in a small but not insignificant way AND a very valuable pass to shop the Presale before we open to the public! That's it! Everyone wins!
Why It Works
The math is simple. If you want to shop the presale, you could buy a ticket to the VIP Presale which costs $10 per person and starts at 5pm, you could consign which costs $15, involves some work, but does get you AND your spouse in at 3pm, or you could spend $20-25 on a Wish List item, thus becoming part of our valued support team, and you shop at 2pm. This also gets your spouse in under 1 ticket since that's our policy for volunteers and we consider Wish List Providers one level of Volunteers! (If you want to shop with your spouse or parent, this is the way to go vs buying 2 passes to the 5pm presale as you get in 3 hours earlier!)
Option 1: Provide Snacks or Supplies
The Wish List contains the Snacks or Supplies we'd like to eat or use during the sale (approx $20-25 value). We try to keep it simple so we get things we want. We like to feed our volunteers (we don't have to feed them, we just like to!) and by making a list for strangers to fill, we'll get things we know people will eat. There are a few non-food supply items on the list, so you don't have to bring food.
Look at our Volunteer Schedule and choose a SNACK OR SUPPLY shift that is OPEN. (If it says FULL, that item is taken.) Deliver your items during our Drop Off days to receive your Presale Pass. We use these items right away and for the duration of the sale. There may be some items you can deliver on Wednesday when you arrive to shop the Presale, if making 1 trip helps.
Option 2: Provide a Meal
Our Team works really hard to put on this sale and some of us (mainly Kim) forget to eat unless someone else is in charge of feeding us. The meal option is for those who like to cook and would like to help the sale effort and shop the Presale but don't have anything to consign or just didn't get it together this time. You can still be part of our team in this very appreciated support way!
Bring a complete meal that feeds about 5 people with an entree, side dish, and dessert. About half of our team eats gluten-free, so please be thoughtful.
The meals we need are listed on a schedule at the link below. Look at our schedule and choose a MEAL that is OPEN. (If it says FULL, that spot is taken.) The schedule shows the window of time when we would like the meal delivered. This is based on when our shift changes happen. If we eat while there is a staff overlap, we have people to run the sales floor while some eat. You may deliver earlier, if your meal does not need to be kept hot or if you can provide a way to keep it hot.
Write in what you plan to bring so others can see and bring something different. Some of us are there every day and appreciate variety. We work hard and burn lots of calories!
Soup is not a meal. Unless it has meat in it. Then it's probably not soup.
If you leave serving dishes or a crock pot, please label with your name and phone number on masking tape and plan to pick it up at least 24 hrs later or during Consignor Pick Up (if your number is on your items they can go with your pick up pile!). We do have a fridge on site but don't always have a kitchen so you may be picking up dirty dishes. Or bring everything in disposable containers that we can recycle, toss, or use for leftovers.
This shift is meant for NON-Consignors. Any Consignor who wishes to bring an item on our Wish List must be aware that it will not count towards earning a higher % of your sales, however it WILL get bumped up to the next earlier shopping time. Meal/snack/supply spots are limited (the sale is only 11 days long) and fill up fast. The schedule gets filled on a first come first served basis.
Thank you all for your help in getting our Wish List filled!