Patronato Pro Niños is having a Golden Elephant Sale! -The Ultimate Re-Gifting Opportunity

By Jane Sallis

Patronato Pro Niños is having a Golden Elephant Sale on March 17 and they are looking for donations.  This is surely the ultimate regifting opportunity – plus you’ll get a tax deduction for your generosity!

Sale: The Golden Elephant Sale To benefit Patronato Pro Niños. Sat, Mar 17, 10am-4pm. Calle Nueva 12, Across the street from the Rosewood hotel

The term “White Elephant” is used to refer to something that you were given, but don’t want or use.  The reason Patronato Pro Niños is calling their upcoming fundraiser a “Golden Elephant Sale” is that all of the items will have values of US$100 or more.  (They’ve already received items valued over US$1,000).

So, what they are asking you to do is look into your cupboards, closets and bodegas and let them know what you’d like to donate.  The kinds of items they are looking for include silver, china, artwork, jewelry, home accessories and furniture.  In short, whatever you have that someone else might love and treasure!

You’ll receive a US tax deduction for the items you donate, so along with helping the needy children of San Miguel, you’ll also be helping yourself!

Call Lily at 152-7796 and she’ll send one of their Golden Elephant volunteers over to pick up your items right away.  Patronato Pro Niños office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. If you call after hours, just leave them your contact information on their answering machine.  Deadline for donations is February 29, 2012.

Important:  You’ll want to come to this wonderful sale yourself, so mark your calendars Golden Elephant sale at calle Nueva 12, across the street from the Rosewood.

Patronato Pro Niños provides medical and dental care to the neediest children in San Miguel.  To find out more about the work they do, go to:

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