We're here in the gift-giving season and for a lot of families, money is tight. This week, Barseana Simond of Just Us of Washington County and Limor Hendricks of the Youth and Family Project in West Bend join me to talk about an upcoming school rummage sale at the West Bend High Schools. At the rummage sale, local families will be selling their used items at affordable prices for those looking to buy gifts during the holidays.
The rummage sale helps families who need to stretch their budgets find gently used items for much less than retail, and the families who are selling their goods benefit by earning some cash before the holidays.
Win / Win!
- West Bend High Schools Rummage Sale
- Sunday, December 10th
- 11a - 2p
- West Bend High Schools Field House
If you'd like to be a seller at the rummage sale, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fuzz Martin 00:00:09
What's this? A Thursday episode of 15 Minutes with Fuzz. Why, it must be the holiday season. Hello friend. Thank you for tuning in to 15 minutes with fuzz. My name is Fuzz Martin and each week I bring you positive things from Washington County, Wisconsin. It usually new episodes of 15 minutes with Fuzz come out on Tuesdays. However, I had scheduled guests for about six weeks in advance, which is unusual for me. I'm not usually this regimented. So an opportunity came up to speak with today's guests and I thought a bonus episode would be a great way to get them on the show today in time for people to learn about their event without having to do the two things that I'm the worst at doing, which are saying no and rescheduling meetings. So this week, Marshana Simon of just us of Washington county and the West Bend High School Multicultural Club, and Limor Hendricks, the LGBTQ coordinator at the youth and Family project in West Bend, join me to talk about a special school rummage sale coming up at the West Bend High Schools on Sunday, December 10. It'll be a great event that will help a number of school clubs at the high schools and help some area families with that. Here are 15 minutes on the school rummage sale with Barseana Simond and Limor Hendricks on Fifteen Minutes with Fuzz.
Fuzz Martin 00:01:40
Barseana and Limor, thank you for joining me. 15 minutes with fuzz. Fuzz. Appreciate you guys coming in.
Barseana Simond 00:01:44
Limor Hendricks 00:01:44
Fuzz Martin 00:01:45
So, Barseana, this is your second time here in the studio. For those who may not have listened to the entire catalog of the show, you're with just us of Washington County and the West Bend High Schools Multicultural club, right?
Barseana Simond 00:01:58
Fuzz Martin 00:01:58
Can you first give us a refresher on what just us of Washington County is? What's the organization's mission? Who does it serve?
Barseana Simond 00:02:04
Just us of Washington County is a 501 organization and we cater to people of color in the lgbt communities. So our focus is to give them the services and supports they need to be successful in the area. In the Washington County area.
Fuzz Martin 00:02:19
Great. And then with the multicultural club, it's similar organization but really rooted in the school, right?
Barseana Simond 00:02:24
Correct. Basically providing a safe place for people of different backgrounds to come together and meet. We do different volunteer experiences, different events throughout the year.
Fuzz Martin 00:02:33
Great. And that's at the school, but I was referring to West Bend High School. Correct. And then, Lamore, you're with youth and project, so. Which we also had here on the show about a year ago.
Fuzz Martin 00:02:45
Can you tell us about your role.
Fuzz Martin 00:02:46
With the youth and family project?
Barseana Simond 00:02:48
Limor Hendricks 00:02:48
So I do LGBTQ plus outreach for youth and family. I also do some supervised visitation. And then this year, I am the applicant coordinator for Gingerbread House.
Fuzz Martin 00:02:57
And Gingerbread House is going on, like, right now. Right. So we're going to get talking about the rummage sale in a bit here. But for the youth and family project, when do you take people to help applicants through? All the way up through Christmas and the holidays.
Limor Hendricks 00:03:13
So our cut off date was actually October 31.
Fuzz Martin 00:03:16
Limor Hendricks 00:03:16
But we're still accepting applications through December 1. They're waitlisted. The kids will still get gifts. We're still guaranteeing that we're up to about 540 families right now.
Fuzz Martin 00:03:26
Limor Hendricks 00:03:26
There are still people signing up, so I would encourage anybody to sign up. It's okay to be on the waitlist. You're still going to get gifts? Yeah, absolutely.
Fuzz Martin 00:03:34
And then for people who want to donate and be a part of that, they can just get in touch with you?
Barseana Simond 00:03:38
Limor Hendricks 00:03:39
People can sponsor families or if they want to just purchase items and donate them. We have toy drives. We do have a need for gifts for adults and then also teenagers, especially boys. So if people want to donate those things, we have lists of ideas of things that you can purchase.
Fuzz Martin 00:03:57
Great. All right, perfect. We're here today because coming up on Sunday, December 10, a number of organizations in our community are going to be hosting a school rummage sale. So first, can we get the details on what shoppers can expect at this rummage sale?
Limor Hendricks 00:04:12
So in terms of rummage items, they're going to be family friendly items, clothes, toys, household type items.
Barseana Simond 00:04:21
As well as I do know that there are at least a couple of video game consoles being sold.
Fuzz Martin 00:04:25
Barseana Simond 00:04:26
So, yes, it should be a nice variety of things. And prom dresses, homecoming dresses, things for anyone between the ages of zero and twelveth grade.
Fuzz Martin 00:04:38
When we're talking about twelveth graders, they're adults in most cases. So it's full grown all the way down to just born, right?
Barseana Simond 00:04:47
Fuzz Martin 00:04:48
That's great. And so this will be taking place at the Westman High school, right?
Barseana Simond 00:04:51
Fuzz Martin 00:04:52
Where in the high school will be taking place?
Fuzz Martin 00:04:59
Okay, and that's again on December 10, right? Yes, December 10. How many families are involved with this year's rummage sale?
Barseana Simond 00:05:07
We have quite a bit of tables available.
Limor Hendricks 00:05:10
I think we've sold quite a few already. But if people want to purchase a table, they can still purchase a table. And we will also be having a bake sale.
Barseana Simond 00:05:17
Fuzz Martin 00:05:17
Is anybody able to purchase a table? Is there any certain criteria, if you want to.
Barseana Simond 00:05:23
The criteria is you need $20.
Fuzz Martin 00:05:25
You need $20. All right. And if you need $20, I'll spot you $20. I mean, not for 40 people, maybe within reason to get signed up. How would somebody sign up to be a part of the rummage sale?
Barseana Simond 00:05:40
So they can just email. There's one of two ways. They can email us at wbhsclub at gmail, which stands for Westbend High Schoolclub at gmail. Or they can go directly to the bookkeeper payer $20. Give them their name.
Fuzz Martin 00:05:52
Okay. At the school.
Barseana Simond 00:05:53
Fuzz Martin 00:05:53
Barseana Simond 00:05:54
Or they can reach out to any of the other organizations and they can give them that information as well.
Fuzz Martin 00:06:00
Okay. And those organizations are multicultural club. Right.
Barseana Simond 00:06:04
Saga Youth Impact club. Oh, my gosh.
Fuzz Martin 00:06:07
Black student union.
Barseana Simond 00:06:08
Yes. And latina student and latino student union.
Limor Hendricks 00:06:10
Fuzz Martin 00:06:11
I have the pleasure of having the list in front of me and you don't.
Limor Hendricks 00:06:14
Fuzz Martin 00:06:16
That's why I knew this event. So aside from the Rumsdale portion of it, there are some other cool things going on as well. Right. Guy in the red suit will be there, right?
Barseana Simond 00:06:24
Fuzz Martin 00:06:25
Santa will be there. And then you're also having bake sale.
Barseana Simond 00:06:28
Fuzz Martin 00:06:29
All right. And are the different clubs putting together the bake sale?
Limor Hendricks 00:06:32
There are different students who are going to be baking things, and the sales from the bake sale will be split between the clubs.
Fuzz Martin 00:06:38
Okay, very good. So that's kind of the idea behind this, is to serve as a fundraiser for all these clubs, because there's no school funding for these clubs. Right. They have to do their own fundraising. Is that right?
Barseana Simond 00:06:48
That is correct. However, also it's helping many people of the community, because the people, a lot of times, like myself, I have things that I don't want to give to goodwill because I want to get something in return. Not that I want to give, like, a whole bunch of money, but I feel better if I get a couple of dollars for it, as do many other families as well. There are families who have kids and they need to get certain items, and they don't have the funds to buy all these different items for all these different kids. So I feel that it's serving both.
Fuzz Martin 00:07:16
Essentially, you know, not to knock on goodwill, but it would be maybe a lower cost even option than some of the goodwill things that you can buy.
Barseana Simond 00:07:24
Fuzz Martin 00:07:25
So making that more affordable and more approachable for those who may need to stretch those funds further. I did see, like, even one of the gingerbread house applications. There was a family with six kids that they said, money is tight. We need to stretch that that far. So I could see how clothes and food and all that stuff adds up really quickly.
Limor Hendricks 00:07:44
Yeah. And we've asked everybody to price things very fairly. And also there is the ecological benefit of buying used items.
Fuzz Martin 00:07:54
Yeah. And not putting that into a landfill or even shipping it via eBay and stuff you're putting in a box and putting on a truck and burning fuel. Perfect. So again, the clubs are the multicultural club saga, the youth Impact club, black student union, Latino student Union, and friends.
Barseana Simond 00:08:11
Of the Westman library will also be there selling books, magazines, dvds and things of that nature.
Fuzz Martin 00:08:17
Perfect. I also saw Casa Guadalupe. Casa Guadalupe will be there. And then you said, friends of the West Bend Library and Youth and Family Project. And of course just us of Washington county.
Barseana Simond 00:08:26
And you'll be there too, right?
Fuzz Martin 00:08:27
I should be, yes. Yes. Now I feel like I have to go. Put me on the. So, so you said there are spaces available. People can get in touch either by. Did you say WBHS club email@example.com or to reach out to any of the members of different places. And if somebody wants to support, we'll start with justice of Washington county. How can they support your organization?
Barseana Simond 00:08:53
Well, they can come to this event because justice will also have a table as youth and family project will as well. Each of the organizations will have different information about their nonprofit. So therefore, if they want to support us, they can come, donate to the school, get some food and sit on Santa's lap all at the same time.
Fuzz Martin 00:09:11
All right, great. Perfect. And then, so I guess it goes the same for the other organizations as well.
Limor Hendricks 00:09:16
Yes, we're going to have a table with information of all of our services that we offer to the community, and it's Washington county wide. And then the best way to support us right now is to help with Gingerbread House.
Fuzz Martin 00:09:27
Well, I appreciate you guys coming on the show again. You are more than welcome anytime. So if you've got something coming up or have another subject that we should be talking about, just let me know. But I appreciate all you both do for the community and thanks for coming in.
Barseana Simond 00:09:41
Fuzz Martin 00:09:43
Thank you again so much to Barseana Simon and Limor Hendricks for joining me on this week's episode of 15 minutes with Fuzz again, December 10. Eleven to two at the high school is when and where you'll find the school rummage sale. I'll drop the contact information we discussed in the show notes, which are also available by reading the description of this episode or by going to fifteenwithfuzz.com. Speaking of, if you ever have an idea for the show, email me. You know the drill. Fifteenwithfuzz@gmail.com but spell out the word firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can go to the form fuzz.cc/guest. That is fuzz.cc/guest. With the exception of today, new episodes usually come out on Tuesdays. And with that, I'll talk to you next Tuesday right here on Fifteen Minutes with Fuzz