Questions and Answer
About our 1st Annual Community Fall Yard Sale
Due to the large response from everyone and so many questions here are the answers which will hopefully help everyone with less stress and more excitement.
1/ Why we are having a community yard sale?
PHNA Yard Sale committee is organizing this yard sale based on our survey that showed 64% of the participants voted the Fall Community Yard Sale #1 Event everyone will like to see in our neighborhood.
2/ When is it?
SEPTEMBER – Friday 19th and Saturday 20th, 2014
3/ Do I have to participate both days?
No, it’s up to you. You may choose Friday or Saturday or both days. Some people have to work, some people like to shop on Friday…
4/ Where is it?
Location for Yard Sale is your residence. Location for our PHNA Fundraising table will be announced at a later time.
5/ Why the Yard sale is not at the Alvernon park or school?
We decided it to keep Yard at the homes to eliminate the need of moving items to other locations. Based on our outcome, we might consider additional locations next year. We might even consider a spring sale too.
6/ What time is it?
Yard Sale start each day from 7 am to .
7/ Just to clarify, we will not make any money personally from items we sell?
It will be a community wide yard sale but everyone keeps their own money and do their own thing.
8/ Do I need to participate?
It’s up to you if you will like to make some more room, need to sell older items, don’t want to spent time on eBay, make some money and have fun with your neighbors.
9/ Do I need to RSVP?
RSVP will be great so we can created a map with designated houses and coordinate street sign placement. We are trying to give everyone as much exposure as possible to have a great sale. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
10/ I don’t want to participate but have some stuff I want to get rid off?
Great, please consider and donate to the PHNA Fundraising table which will be placed on one of the Yard Sale location. All proceeds will help fund all PHNA future projects, park improvements and more events through the year. (flyers, yard sale signage, table/chairs for picnic cost money and we are trying a fun way to increase our PHNA funds.
11/ What to do if I want to donate to PHNA Fundraising table?
Please email email@example.com to arrange donation drop off. Pick-up may be arranged for larger items one or two days prior to our Yard Sale event. Anything will be greatly appreciated.
12/ Will this Yard Sale be put in the newspaper?
PHNA Newsletter (950+residence), PHNA blog, Chip Mail blast, Craiglist, Nextdoor every neighborhood, Yardsales, Tucson Community Events, Recycles etc. – starts 2-3 weeks prior to schedule event 9/19-20.
13/ Who is responsible for signage?
Yard Sale Committee is responsible for signage on major street/intersection for people who signed up to give them great exposure. If you like to help, we encourage to place additional signage in front of your residence or small street access.
14/ Will we get a list of addresses that are participating?
We respect neighbors privacy such as name/addresses/contacts. The only people who will know this info is the Yard Sale Committee and the Local Charity who will pick up unwanted items after the sale, no one else. The only thing what will be include in the advertisement is a map with marked red boxes for easy orientation. (please see picture at the end)
13/ I want to let the people I know where all the yard sales are. Can you at least give the streets?
Please feel free to add additional advertisement on your own and spread the words about our community yard sale in your circle, include your house # or streets of others. The key is to let people know that it’s
ALL OVER NEIGHBORHOOD yard sale. Our locator map is not complete yet. People are still emailing to us so the final # of the participant’s household will be known one week prior to sale.
14/ Should I consider Bake/Lemonade stand with my Yard Sale?
Any activities are welcome. Encourage your kids to make extra cash for their toys. All these buyers will for sure be hungry and thirsty so why not.
15/ Do you need more volunteers?
We formed a Yard Sale Committee with some really great outstanding neighbors. Each have many different talents but we are still seeking any volunteers who will make our 1st
ONE the best one and set a standard for coming years. Assistance with the signage or supervising the PHNA Fundraising table is always welcomed.
16/ How many people sign up?
So far we have around 19 household to participate one day or the other. We are will like to reach at least 50 from our 950+ households.
17/ What to do when the sale is over and still have unwanted items?
Please remove all signs and return your sale site to normal.
Local Charity will pickup unwanted marked boxes on September 20th after and Monday. Please leave the boxes close to your front door. Another reason to RSVP so we can schedule the pick up for you.
Unwanted items leave on front sidewalks for Trash&Bulky, scheduled for September 22-26.
We would like to ask for understanding due to the additional traffic through the neighborhood. More cars will be parking on the streets in front someone household. Some of our dogs will be barking more than usual so please don’t call the animal control. Some people don’t like the yard sale idea so please respect their privacy.
Your Yard Sale Committee