Parent Talk Sale Success Thanks to Volunteers and Local Businesses


We are writing to convey our deep gratitude for the time, donations, and efforts that numerous volunteers and multiple local businesses provided in order to make the semi-annual Parent Talk Used Clothing, Toy and Equipment Salehappen on October 20th! As the co-chairs for this amazing event, we had the pleasure of witnessing first-hand the incredible contributions of our community. We were constantly awed by how everyone came together and worked so hard to make it a truly successful sale.

First and foremost, we want to thank all of our Parent Talk members and volunteers (plus their families) who donated countless hours setting up, coordinating efforts, and then breaking down this event. We also want to highlight some of the great contributions of our local businesses. Gentle Giant provided not only multiple trucks but also some extremely helpful people so we could get donated items and clothing racks in and out of the church quickly, safely–and much more efficiently than we have ever done in the past! JC Timmerman donated two large and incredibly useful dumpsters that simplified our set-up and clean-up activities and were much appreciated. PODS let us use a storage unit that was invaluable to us while we collected generous local donations of used clothing, toys, and equipment. And Copley Motors provided significant funds to help us not only pay for the POD but also for the supplies we needed to keep the sale organized and running smoothly.

In addition, each of the following businesses graciously supported and supplied our sale committee with delicious sustenance to keep them well fed and energized for the three long days it took to execute the sale: Starbucks, Café Fresh Bagels, Bertucci’s, Stone Hearth Pizza, RiceBarn, Dragon Chef, New Garden, Pronti Bistro, Hazel’s Bakery, Whole FoodsWellesley, UnReal | Candy UnJunked, Hint Waterand Roche Brothers. We also want to thank the Needham Life Skills team at Needham High School for all their help. Finally, a very special thank you goes out to everyone at Christ Episcopal Church. Your support is crucial to our ability to execute the sale well, and we greatly appreciated the input of Julia Baker, Michael Beagan and Bob Begin.


In all, we want to say a big THANK YOUto Needham volunteers and businesses for proving there are truly amazing people out there and that our great community is one of a kind!

Parent Talk relies exclusively on volunteers, and this fall about 200+ of them helped out with the sale. All proceeds benefit Parent Talk’s community work and events, and all unsold items were donated directly to local charities that depend on these goods to fulfill their missions.
With gratitude and infinite appreciation,

Susan Orr, Joanna Noon and Nikki Amara Myers

Parent Talk Sale Co-Chairs
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