Stash Sale at the Guild meeting this month
What does it take to run the Guild? The Guild, like every non-profit organization, needs both money and volunteers to run well. The Guild also needs dollars to operate.
The Guild is an all-volunteer organization and no salaries are paid, yet every dollar is essential. Money is needed for nearly everything. We pay to rent facilities for Guild meetings and workshops. We pay honoraria to our speakers. When teachers like Steven and Stephen come from out-of-town, the Guild pays for transportation, housing and meal expenses. We pay to print the Annual Directory. We pay fees to keep the Guild website running. We pay for digital projectors for programs and new books for the library. It’s an impressive list
How, you may wonder, does the Guild support all of this? Where does the money come from? Three major sources fund nearly all Guild activities. Guild dues are the largest source. The Opportunity Drawing at the annual Holiday Luncheon generates revenue (over and above the cost of the Luncheon which is covered by ticket sales). And the third source is this month’s program…the annual Stash Sale.
The Stash Sale is a model of generosity. Members take time to clean out their stashes and donate yarn. An all-volunteer crew has been hauling donated yarn from Morgan Run to the sorting site. The crew will sort yarn; pack skeins, balls and half-finished projects into bags; and set prices. And finally, at the Stash Sale on September 6, you’ll shop. Everyone who participates, whether by donating, sorting or buying, supports the Guild.
Most of us know the thrill of getting a fantastic deal. What could be better than getting a fantastic deal on yarn? The Stash Sale will be the place to select from an amazing selection of yarns and purchase at the very best prices. We know what it’s like to have our own overflowing stash. “I don’t really need this,” or “I don’t know what I’ll make with this,” we think while shopping. But the Guild needs you.
The Guild needs your magnanimity, your charitableness, your goodwill, your bigheartedness. The Guild needs you to shop. Have fun, be generous, and shop freely at the Stash Sale. You benefit by taking home the yarn you buy and the Guild benefits from your generosity.
Add the event to your calendar and shop!