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Rummage Room Celebrates 50 Years with a Sale

Rummage Room expanded from a church basement to a store

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Greenwich, CT | Added on August 25, 2014 At 02:39 PM

"It started in 1964 and it started in the basement of the First Congregational Church. The sales were so good that they didn't have room anymore, to many donations came in. So, they decided to look for a shop," said the manager of The Rummage Room Maria Drieghe. 

And 50 years later, The Rummage Room has grown into a store on Sound Beach Ave. with over 70 volunteers. 

"From everywhere, from people in Greenwich, Stamford, all over the place. They also come shopping. Even from Florida, they know The Rummage Room. Everybody knows The Rummage Room," said Drieghe. 

"Something about the Old Greenwich Village and the community spirit that everybody loves The Rumage Room, and they come in a visit," said Marcia Livingston, the Chairman of The Rummage Room Committee. 

All the items are donated from people in the community and the proceeds benefit people in need. 

"Our monies all go through church sanctified charities, basically to women and girls," said Livingston. 

"The money we raise goes to people that need it. We have so many different charities like Kids in Crisis and the Midnight Run. So, it's an amazing organization," said Drieghe.  

You can catch the 50th Grand Reopening Sale at The Rummage Room happening now through the rest of this week.

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