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Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association
Mark your calendars: the NWACHEA Used Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, May 31st at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ, 3249 W. Mount Comfort Rd. in Fayetteville. You DO NOT have to be a member of NWACHEA to participate in the book sale as a buyer or seller. There is no entrance fee to shop. Sale hours will be Friday from 3-7 p.m.
Sellers will drop off books on Thursday, May 30th, from 3-5 p.m. and pick up unsold items after the sale ends on Friday, May 31st.
Volunteers will be able to shop Thursday, May 30th, from 5-7 p.m. before the public sale on Friday.
If you wish to sell books, you will need to purchase pre-printed labels that include all of the information required for the sale. Labels are $3 for a set of 50. Your books must be marked with these labels to be placed in the sale. If you wish to purchase labels, please contact Amy Calhoun. Deadline for purchasing labels via mail is Friday, May, 24th – meaning that Amy must have your payment in her mailbox by that date, not simply postmarked. After that point, your only option is purchasing and labeling at the church between 3-5 on May 30th during the drop off times.
If you have NWACHEA labels left over from previous years, you may use them until they’re used up – but please let Amy know that you are planning to sell books this year, even if you don’t need to buy any labels.
Drop off for sale items will be Thursday, May 30th, between 3 and 5 p.m.
After the sale, unsold books are to be picked up at the church between 8 and 9 p.m. on Friday, May31st.
If you want to place books in the sale but are unable to pick up on Friday night, please make arrangements for someone else – a friend, neighbor, someone from your church or homeschool group? – to collect your unsold items. If you are absolutely not able to be at the church between 8-9 p.m. Friday and have exhausted all options trying to find someone else to pick up your items, please check with Amy Calhoun when you register as a seller, to see if it’s possible to arrange a time / location later that weekend.
Any items left after the sale will be donated or disposed of at NWACHEA’s discretion, unless alternate arrangements are made in advance.
NWACHEA will retain a percentage of sales as follows:
Volunteers who work “critical” shifts: Thursday 2-4 pm and/or Thursday 3-5 pm and/or Friday 7-9 pm – 5%
Volunteers who work Friday 3-5 pm and/or Friday 5-7 pm – 10%
Non-volunteers – 20%
We must have enough volunteers to complete tasks in a limited amount of time, in order for the sale to operate on schedule. The 3 times slots listed (above) at the 5% commission rate are critical. If you do not have a preference, please consider volunteering for one – or more – of those. The Friday 7-9 p.m. shift is particularly crucial.
There are a limited number of available slots in each shift. If you wish to volunteer, please sign up with Tina Leonard and include your phone number. A list of all the time slots you are available, in the order of your preference, is helpful.
Volunteer times/tasks are:
* Thursday 2-4 p.m.. (marking chair locations, stacking chairs, setting up tables, sorting/placing books)
* Thursday 3-5 p.m. (setting up tables, sorting/placing books)
Friday 3-5 p.m. (book straightening, working checkout table)
Friday 5-7 p.m. (book straightening, working checkout table)
* Friday 7-9 p.m.. (sorting and stacking unsold books for pickup, breaking down tables, setting up chairs)
* Please do not bring younger children during these times. Volunteers will be moving furniture, carrying boxes, sorting books, and they cannot safely do these things with little ones in the area.
Once again …
To register as a seller (even if you are NOT purchasing labels for the sale, such as reusing a previous year’s labels or donating items), please contact Amy Calhoun.
If you would like to volunteer to working during the sale, please contact Tina Leonard.
For any other questions, please contact Beth Gildner.
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