Making a Big Difference!

  By Vivian Vahlberg That's coordinator Hope Poor and Ray Persino of the Men's Department in the picture, celebrating the $600 Ray brought in to Rummage by his sharp eye and smart work. He spotted a donated Trek mountain bike. A biker himself, he realized how valuable it was, did some research and [...]


Rummage: Toys

  A pre-rummage photo of one of Rummage's most popular departments, Toys. Experts Tana Hitch, Vivian Vahlberg, and Rick Gordon are surrounded by boxes and bags of donated toys. By the time of the Premium Presale every toy will be categorized, counted, repackaged, and artfully displayed in an enchanting toy store extravaganza. There [...]

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2018 Rummage

Premium PreSale: Thursday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand Sale: Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Starting Now: A Community of Caring at Rummage

By Vivian Vahlberg The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest loves the way the elegant, immaculately maintained Kenilworth Union Church buildings are given over every summer for such a humble purpose as the Church’s annual Rummage Sale. For the next six weeks, almost all of the Church’s many rooms—from Sunday School classrooms to the Warwick Manse [...]

2018-05-29T11:45:36-05:00Church Stories, Rummage|

North Shore Rummage Sales

If you love shopping at Kenilworth Union Church’s Rummage sale, you might be interested in knowing more about other Rummage Sales on the North Shore. Rummage sales have been treasured rituals in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs and surrounding communities for almost 100 years. In addition to Kenilworth Union Church, several dozen other churches, synagogues, and [...]


Shopping Tips

The sale starts at 8 a.m. Thursday and Saturday. Savvy shoppers line up hours before then, in one of two lines, no shoppers will be admitted at other entrances: One line starting at the front southeast door of the main church building One line starting at the side southwest door of the main church building [...]


Shopping at Rummage

When the doors open on Kenilworth Union Church’s annual Rummage Sale July 12 and 14, shoppers will find a church filled with extraordinary treasures and deep bargains. The church’s classrooms and meeting rooms, as well as the building next door and even several big tents outside, will all be stuffed with an amazing array [...]


Another Way to Donate: Contribute a Blue Bag!

Please consider supporting Rummage financially by underwriting a free “blue bag” that can be filled at the Rummage Sale by representatives of our Outreach Agencies and the less fortunate individuals and families they serve. The cost is $15 for one prepaid bag or $100 for 10 bags. Please make checks payable to Kenilworth Union [...]


Why Should I Donate to Rummage?

Why donate goods to Rummage instead of selling things online or at yard sales or giving them to all the many other places that now accept donations? Rummage turns your donations into money that supports 40 carefully selected social service agencies that do God’s work in helping the homeless, feeding the hungry, working with [...]