Rummage Room in Old Greenwich presents a check of $4,824 to the American Red Cross Harvey Relief Fund from the Grand Reopening Day sales on September 5th to Amanda Paktinat and Brandon Ponder, development team of the Metro New York North American Red Cross.
During the opening, the entire store was filled with ‘new’ merchandise. The friendly volunteers at the beloved thrift shop had been saving up cashmere sweaters, Lilly Pulitzer dresses and skirts, trousers, children’s clothes, shoes, pillows, jewelry and knick-knacks for months.
The Rummage Room is sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Greenwich and proceeds from the gently used merchandise benefit people in need locally, nationally and world-wide.
The Rummage Room is located at 191 Sound Beach Avenue. Store hours are Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 1:00pm. Closed Sundays.
Rummage Room has earned its place in the history of Greenwich when, on Oct. 1, 1964 the thrift shop opened at 191 Sound Beach Ave, originally the site of the local post office, and later served as hardware store. The thrift shop derives its name from the “rummage sales” that the Women’s Guild of the First Congregational Church of Greenwich organized. The sales were so popular that customers lined up before the sales started and left with armloads of merchandise. When the Rummage Room opened on Sound Beach Ave, the rent was $250 a month. Even the cash register was donated. For more than 50 years the Rummage Room has donated over 4 million dollars to local, national and world wide benevolent organizations.
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