Volunteers play invaluable role in community
If your spring cleaning has got out of hand and you’ve uncovered some treasures that you can’t find a suitable home for, don’t despair as help is at hand.
Palmerston North’s now iconic Yesterday’s Treasures sale is only a few months away and the Methodist Goodwill volunteers are busy collecting, cleaning and pricing items in time for next March’s sale.
Methodist Goodwill’s Yesterday’s Treasures sale will be held at the Palmerston North Community Leisure Centre, from 9am to 2pm on Saturday March 19.
Methodist Goodwill manager Lyal Brenton says this will be the 16th Yesterday’s Treasures sale.
‘‘They have become a major fundraiser for Methodist Social Services. Last year we raised just on $24,000 and sold around 70 per cent of the treasures over the five hours. ‘‘At next year’s sale we will be adding items that will have more appeal to younger people. We will have a ‘Tomorrow’s Treasures Today’ stall, which will include items that may not be treasures today but as collectables they could very well have value in the future. We’ll also have a modern clothing section which includes a great range of men’s and women’s leather jackets; we’ll have more toys and books for sale as well as a selection of vinyl records.’’
If you want to donate goods you can drop them off at any of their Goodwill shops or at their depot at 663 Main Street. If you need the goods picked up just give Lyal a call on (06) 3501464.
Followers of Yesterday’s Fashions, from left, volunteers and committee members Lila Matheson and Valerie Dittmer with Methodist goodwill manager Lyal Brenton, set the trend at Yesterday’s Treasures.