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Release Date: Feb 24, 2017

Tossed & Found Rummage Sale Celebrates 25 Years

For Immediate Release

 

February 24, 2017

 

Tossed & Found Rummage Sale Celebrates 25 Years
Crystal City Event Brings Extreme Bargain Shopping

Crystal City (Arlington, VA) – Fast on the heels of Crystal Couture, the region’s largest pop-up retail shop and fashion show, comes the region’s largest indoor rummage sale, the Tossed & Found. This year, event organizer, Junior League of Washington (JLW), hosts its 25th iteration of the event on March 25th and 26th in Crystal City. As one of JLW’s largest fundraisers, Tossed & Found provides DC­ area families and community groups with quality, gently used household goods at bargain prices.

Over the past two and a half decades, Tossed & Found has raised over $ 2.1 million cumulatively; in 2016, the sale raised more than $150,000. Proceeds from the sale are used to advance the League's mission of focusing on financial and volunteer resources on the issues of literacy - adult, child, and cultural - and its work with a diverse group of community partners, including Horton's Kids, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Iona Senior Services, and N Street Village. Through generous donations from JLW members, their corporate sponsors, and other donors, JLW offers Community Cash Cards to their community partners, deserving local nonprofits, and families and individuals in need. These gift certificates allow women, men, and children, often dealing with homelessness, extreme poverty, or crisis situations, to shop the sale and get much-needed items, like pots and pans, furniture, clothing, and baby items.

This year's sale will take place at 2200 Crystal Drive in Arlington, Virginia - space generously provided in partnership with Vornado/Charles E. Smith and the Crystal City Business Improvement District. All items sold at the rummage sale are donated by JLW members, friends, and community members. The sale is free and open to the public.

Junior League of Washington 's 25th Annual Tossed & Found Rummage Sale Details

Children's Trunk Show
Saturday, March 11, 2017 ~ 9:00am to Noon

Hoops & High Heels Preview Night
Friday, March 24, 2017 ~ 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The 25th Annual Tossed & Found Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 25, 2017 ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm
March 26, 2017 ~ 9:00am to 3:00pm

For a complete list of events and more information on JLW's Tossed & Found, please visit www.jlw.org/TossedandFound.

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About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit www.crystalcity.org.

About the Junior League of Washington
The Junior League of Washington is a nonprofit organization of more than 2,300 women who annually donate thousands of dollars and volunteer hours to the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. JLW is committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteer s. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. JLW focuses its financial and volunteer resources on the issues of literacy - adult, child, and cultural - and works with a diverse group of community partners. Since 1912, JLW has donated more than five million hours of direct volunteer service and more than $5.8 million to the Washington, DC, community.