Announcing the second annual Patronato Pro Niños Golden Elephant Sale!
By Jane Sallis
Can you help us? Patronato Pro Niños is having its second annual Golden Elephant Sale on July 6 and they are looking for donations. This is surely the ultimate re-gifting opportunity, plus you’ll get free entrance tickets, as well as a tax deduction for your generosity – and at the same time, you’ll be helping the neediest children of San Miguel!
Second Annual Golden Elephant Sale
Sat, Jul 6, 10am-4pm
Calle Nueva 12
Jane at (415) 152-2422 or Lily at (415) 152-7796
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 please 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! And don’t forget that you’ll receive a US tax deduction for the items you donate.
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-Friday from 9am-4pm. If you call after hours, just leave your contact information on their answering machine. Deadline for donations is June 25.
Important: You’ll want to come to this wonderful sale yourself, so mark your calendars for Saturday, July 6, from 10am-4pm 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: www.patronatoproninos.org