Fifty and Thrifty. Happy Birthday, Rummage Room

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 10.48.06 PMFifty years ago, in October 1964, a new shop opened its doors in Old Greenwich. This year that very same shop, The Rummage Room, is celebrating 50 years in this same location and providing funds that support many worthy missions and charities.  Located at 191 Sound Beach Avenue, this little shop is now well-known and loved in the community.

The idea for the little shop started well before 1964 when a large rummage sale was held twice yearly at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich. It became so popular that it eventually needed a permanent space. That’s when The Rummage Room moved to its location on Sound Beach Avenue and became “the best little shop in town.”

Screen Shot 2014-09-20 at 8.18.36 AM Today, still operated by the Women’s Fellowship of the church, The Rummage Room is a great place to find a bargain, donate your new or gently used items and/or make a tax deductible donation.

Over the past 50 years, The Rummage Room has been responsible for contributing over 4 million dollars to local, national and international benevolent organizations focused on helping women, children and families.

Come on by and help us celebrate The Rummage Room turning 50 years old on Saturday, October 4 from 1-3 pm. There will be live music by Stefanie Kies, popcorn and, of course, shopping.

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The Rummage Room volunteers have a great sense of humor on the first of April. Credit: Leslie Yager

Regular shopping hours are Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm, but October 4 will be special with extended hours until 3 pm! Be sure to stop by!

For more information call the shop at (203) 637-1875. The Rummage Room is located at 191 Sound Beach Ave in Old Greenwich.

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