The Sale

URGENT NOTICE:

Due to COVID-19 risk,  The Sale scheduled for May has been postponed. 

For those who scheduled furniture pick-ups from the Pop-up Sale, we apologize for the inconvenience. We will hold your items until we are cleared to reopen.

Please check this webpage and our Facebook page for  updates.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RMHCRTheSale/

The Why Behind the Buy

The Sale is an exciting 4-day fundraising event hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester (RMHC Rochester) that welcomes the Rochester community to partake in bargain shopping and learn more about our organization.

The Sale will sell a range of new and gently used items—from furniture and décor to clothing and sporting goods—all donated by the community and sold at bargain pricing. Proceeds from The Sale will go directly to RMHCR programs and services, which support the health and well-being of kids and families in the Rochester community.

Location: The Sale is located at 1 Medley Centre Pkwy, Rochester, NY 14622 on the ground floor of Skyview at the Ridge. Conveniently located off Rt. 104, The Sale offers easy access and ample parking.

Important Plastic Bag Notice

Effective starting our Spring Sale, The Sale, will no longer be legally allowed to provide plastic bags to our customers due to a new bag waste reduction law will take effect.  Per New York State’s: Bag Waste Reduction law (Environmental Conservation Law ECL Article 27, Title 28), effective March 1st 2020, all plastic carryout bags (other than an exempt bag) are banned from distribution by anyone required to collect New York State sales tax.   With that in mind we will have reusable options available for purchase during our event.  You are not required to purchase our reusable bags, you can BYO BAG – Bring Your Own Bag.

Helpful Shopping Tips:

  • We accept cash, card, or check.
  • There are public restrooms on site for shoppers.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring shopping bags or a personal cart. We do not supply carts.
  • Bring water and snacks

Drop-off Donation Days

Donation drop-off days will be posted at a later date. Please note our guidelines on donations and what goods we cannot accept.

Schedule a Donation Pick-up

We are no longer scheduling donation pick-ups for the Spring Sale.  Please check back in June to find out more information about donation pick-ups for the Fall Sale!

Purchased Furniture Pick-up Notice

Please be aware that RMHCR volunteers and staff are unable to lift and place purchased furniture into your vehicle.  Customers will be responsible for loading purchased furniture into their vehicles.  Please visit the furniture kiosk after check-out to schedule a time to pick-up your items if you are unable to pick them up during the sale. Picking up furniture during sale week business hours is available.  During this time there is no scheduling and customers may be required to wait for their items.

Interested in Volunteering at the Sale?

Please fill out our online application!

Supporting RMHC Rochester

The Sale offers vital funding for current programming at RMHC Rochester:

Additionally, The Sale is a critical vehicle for helping expand future growth through anticipated programming at:

  • The Hospitality Cart at the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Future programming at Unity Hospital

Get Involved

Shop. The Sale will sell a range of new and gently used items—from furniture and décor to clothing and sporting goods—all donated by the community and sold at bargain pricing. Proceeds from The Sale will go directly to RMHCR programs and services, which support the health and well-being of kids and families in the Rochester community.

Sponsor. Show your support by contributing funds or in-kind services. Consider sponsoring a merchandise area, bags, or a special service. We welcome your creativity in how your business or organization can enhance our shoppers’ experience while helping you share your brand. Contact Davek@rmhcrochester.org for more information.

Volunteer. There are so many ways to help! Unloading vehicles dropping off donations, sorting donated goods, setting up one of the many merchandise areas (pricing, cleaning, testing, etc.), cashiering, and several more ways you can contribute to The Sale’s success.

Interested? Simply fill out the online application.  An RHMCR team member will contact you if you are a good match with our needs.

We welcome groups! Complete the online application. Please include your point of contact and indicate that you are a “group” rather than an individual volunteer.

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