AFSC Flea Market at Gwynedd
For most up-to-date info, visit the Facebook page flea market sales for AFSC at Gwynedd Friends Meeting,
or search this web site for "AFSC"
The AFSC sale committee plans and manages ongoing fundraising sales for the American Friends Service Committee, continuing the foundational work of our long-time member Beth Binford. Sales are currently held quarterly in March, June, September and December, with the largest sale of the year in December.
Through collections from meeting members and some outside sources, including Kendall/Crosslands, the Subcommittee strives to recycle and reuse discarded items to raise money for AFSC. See www.afsc.org
“From their origins as a swap table in the late 1960s, the “Recycle Sales” which benefit AFSC have grown through a “tangled web of connections and efforts,” according to Beth Binford. Beth, the spiritual engine behind the sales, retired from AFSC in 1994 and has been leading the effort ever since. The sales are made possible by dedicated volunteers, many of whom have been involved with the operation for more than 20 years. Beth says the sales, hosted at Gwynedd Friends Meeting in Pennsylvania and at area Quaker retirement centers, result in some $20,000 each year, with the highest total being $32,000. Over the years, more than $500,000 has been raised for AFSC programs—an impressive amount by any standard!”
Members and attenders of Gwynedd Friends Meeting and others, including members and attenders of other meetings and practices, who wish to participate in the work of the Subcommittee are welcome and encouraged to join in this meaningful work. Please contact Linda Gist (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Stacy Kent Wyckoff(email@example.com
Arthur D'Adamo, 3/19/2021