YOU CAN HELP: Concord PTA’s weekend yard sale to help families with rent and utilities

We’re continuing to spotlight ways to help neighbors affected by the pandemic, as well as ways to get help. This weekend, if you’re able to help, you can do it by shopping a big yard sale in South Park, coordinated by the Concord International Elementary PTA:

This weekend, September 19-20 [noon-6 pm both days], we are hosting a fundraiser to raise money for rent and utility assistance for Concord Elementary School families in the South Park neighborhood.

75% of Concord Elementary families live below the poverty line and many have not qualified for unemployment benefits during this pandemic.

During our last fundraiser yard sale in July, we raised just under $10,000, and every penny went to rent and utility assistance for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Here’s more background on the school and the PTA’s work to help families and students. The sale address is 8507 14th Avenue S., just west of the bridge – here’s a map.

9 Replies to "YOU CAN HELP: Concord PTA's weekend yard sale to help families with rent and utilities"

  • Jeff September 17, 2020 (4:43 pm)

    My kids school pta has fundraisers to keep the dance instructor after the district pulled funding.   This school has a fundraiser to keep students families from being cold/homeless.   That inequality is appalling. 

    • Kim September 17, 2020 (6:05 pm)

      @Jeff—I couldn’t agree more. We shall give! Is there a link to donate?

    • Wsguy123 September 17, 2020 (6:21 pm)

      Yes, very sad.

  • Brenda Fisher September 17, 2020 (6:44 pm)

    Is there a way we can donate if we can’t make it to the sale? Thanks

    • WSB September 17, 2020 (7:11 pm)

      Check the doc linked in the last line “more info” – there’s donation info there.

  • YES2WS September 17, 2020 (8:31 pm)

    Thank you for posting this! Seems a very much needed cause. I couldn’t find a link but was able to find an email for donations. It’s times like this I wish I were wealthy.

  • Lesley McQuarrie September 17, 2020 (9:34 pm)

    There is a link to donate on the Facebook page or a GoFundMe

    Our PTA would appreciate any help for our families we are in serious survival mode.

    • Leigh Ann September 18, 2020 (10:49 am)

      Thanks for these links! What do you think about putting the GoFundMe link in the FB event description so that those who can’t make it to the event will have that option right in front of them?  I’m sharing the event widely today and hope people will see the GoFundMe too.

  • YES2WS September 18, 2020 (6:35 am)

    Thanks! That makes it a lot easier. Will share with friends as well

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