One week till the Sale!

Written by Megan Bourque

The POD is packed and ready for the sale!

The ParentTalk Sale is only one week away!  Have you made your shopping list yet?  Signed up for a volunteer shift?  Thought about donating those items in your house that are ready to find a new home?  

Getting involved with the ParentTalk Sale is a win/win situation.  It is a win for our community – the Sale is a tremendous fundraiser for ParentTalk that raises money to support all of the programs and resources offered throughout the year, as well as the several local charities that benefit from the unsold items that are donated at the end of the Sale.  

Ralph Lauren baby outfit with tags on~ save for a gift!

It is a win for you – the Sale offers so many great items to buy at amazing prices, as well as the opportunity to volunteer and be part of the magic, having fun with new and old friends, and knowing you are supporting a great cause.  We are overflowing with donations of toys, clothing and shoes, equipment, books, Halloween costumes, and more.  Shop early and often to take advantage of great deals!  

I am fondly remembering all the great finds I scored at the last Sale and eagerly anticipating the chance to tackle this year’s shopping list:

  • All the gear I need to outfit my kids for the winter.  Remember the Kamik snow boots I scored last year for $5?
  • Fall clothing in my girls’ new sizes.  I crammed 14 (yes, 14!!) pairs of pants, plus shirts, shoes, and some toys, into that brown paper bag during the $10 bag sale last May!
  • An early attempt to tackle the Christmas wish list.  So many of the toys that my kids discovered under the tree last year were super bargains from the Sale.
  • Gear for our new baby coming in December.  I am always astonished at the number of strollers, bouncy seats, pack-and-plays, and other equipment that greet shoppers outside of the church at the start of the Sale.

Over the next week, think about the various ways you will experience the Sale and reach out if you have any questions or want to get more involved.  Opportunities still exist to Donate, Consign, Volunteer, and Shop!

DONATE:  Drop off your gently used children’s clothing, toys and gear or just bring them to the Sale on Friday, October 19th. For more information, email

CONSIGN:  Want to make a little cash?  There is still time to obtain a seller’s ID and kit. Email by Wednesday October 17 for more information.

VOLUNTEER: Register for a 2-hour shift and shop on October 19th, BEFORE the general public.  To volunteer, please select a shift below and register specifically for that shift through our Sign-Up Genius.  

SHOP: The Sale will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 8:30 am to 1 pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Ave., Needham
(across from the Library/next to the High School)

About the Author

Megan Bourque lives in Needham with her husband Zach and two young daughters.  A full time health care benefits consultant by day, Megan is on a continued quest to find the perfect balance of work and life, thriving on experimenting with new tips and tricks to manage the chaos and make time to combine her passions of kids and health in a fun and delicious way through cooking, baking, crafting, photography, and outdoor fun.  


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