Rummage drop-off is open daily from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Our next sale is Thursday, May 9th.
ABOUT RUMMAGE Giving what we have, to do what we can, for people who need it most.
Our donation center is located at 630 Lincoln Ave. in Winnetka, and the entrance for donations is located at the east end of the Pine St. parking lot at the Community House. It is open from 9AM-4PM daily. We welcome your gently used clothing - infants through adults - as well as your other wonderful household items. To donate furniture, please email us with pictures of your items and if approved, we will schedule a pickup ($35 donation requested). Our email address is email@example.com.
First held in 1902, the Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage Sale has been running uninterrupted every year since – except for a couple years during world wars and while social distancing was in place during the COVID 19 pandemic. Initiated by a group of determined and inspired women who felt called to give what they had to help care for people outside the walls of the church building, the sale welcomes volunteers and shoppers from both the congregation and the surrounding community.
Through the years, the Rummage Sale has become a Winnetka tradition, raising millions of dollars to benefit numerous social service agencies in the Chicago area, providing prevention, crisis and recovery services to underserved people.
Want to get involved?
One of the largest rummage sales in the area, with over 25 departments, we’re always looking for donations of new or gently used kids, teen, and adult clothing, contemporary & designer wear, outerwear, shoes, fashion accessories, housewares, furniture, (there is a $35 fee for furniture pickups), rugs, lamps, sporting goods, toys, books and music, pictures, linens, dishes, china and crystal, vintage items, jewelry and more.
Remember if you wouldn’t give it to a member of your family, please don’t leave it at Rummage.
As you can imagine, we also need lots of volunteers to help us manage and run our Spring and Fall rummage sales. For those who’ve volunteered in the past it’s often been one of the most fulfilling… and fun… things they do all year. We would love to have you join the team. Just email us and someone will be in touch.
And if you just want to shop the sale, that’s a great thing too. There are two sales annually: the second Thursday in May and the third Saturday in October. Not only will you discover some amazing finds here, the net proceeds will benefit so many people who need it most throughout Chicagoland. So everything you buy will be a part of making life a little better for someone else.