The Sandy Springs Society will return on March 11-13 with a shopping spree of “Thrown Out Treasures” after a two-year hiatus caused by a pandemic.
Tossed Out Treasures returns for 29th a year of personal shopping this year after missing 2021 and being cut a year earlier. Lisa Ford returns after working as co-chairs in 2020 with Susan Sutherfield and Mary Ellen Snodgrass.
“Suddenly everything had to close because of COVID. No one knew what we were dealing with, ”said Gail Early Jokerst, president of the Sandy Springs Society. “And so on the first day we had a preview party, and then on the first day we had to close them. So Lisa was kind enough to come back and bring us back to 2022. ”
The event will be free for the public on March 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on March 13 from noon to 3 p.m. A special preview will take place at 6pm on March 10th. themed dinner and early shopping.
Community members can start making donations of high-end, carefully used items on February 22nd. As a nonprofit 501 (3) c, donors will receive a tax form.
The Sandy Springs Society’s longest-running fundraiser was aimed at reselling designer clothing, high-end accessories, jewelry, antiques, books, furniture, upscale home decor and more. The “leftovers” of the goods will be donated to charities in the area.
An online viewing of some of the donated items will begin Feb. 22 on the Society’s Facebook page. The sale of preview tickets will be announced on this page and at Society website.
Buyers can find things like a set of 12 items of fine Chinese tableware that sells for a few hundred dollars, which would cost thousands of dollars. Kitchen and household items can be sold for $ 5 or $ 10.
“We’re going to have an incredible amount of fantastic donations because especially our participants, they’ve found time … They’ve saved them for discarded treasures,” Ford said. “We call it upscale resale. And we really want the best of the best, because that’s what buyers want at great prices. “
After COVID, she believes buyers are ready to go out and make purchases. According to organizers, more space for discarded treasures in the former Stein Mart department store in Perimeter Pointe will allow social distance.
The money raised as a result of the event is used to help more than 30 nonprofits in the community under the Society’s charitable grant program. Although there was no annual fundraiser last year, in 2021 it provided grants of $ 151,187 to 31 nonprofits. In recent years without a pandemic, he has allocated grants of more than $ 250,000. Over the past 33 years, more than $ 4.39 million in grants have been awarded.
The Society’s charity committee begins the process of interviewing nonprofits in February. The Disposed Treasure Committee donates 100% of the funds raised in March. The grants will be awarded on May 18.