The Bazaar will include a Book Swap, Bake Sale and a Jumble Drive organized by the Parents Association - that's all of us! All proceeds will be donated to Roundabout China -- a well-known charity based in Beijing that serves as a bridge between donors and worthy charitable causes (more details below). Roundabout will also be holding a Jumble Sale at the venue jointly with our Book Swap and Bake Sale. Join us in donating your time, unused belongings and old books.
Bring in your old books during Book Week, March 3-7, and receive a token (as well as a raffle ticket!). Exchange your tokens on March 9 at the Bazaar for books contributed by other parents. Most exchanges will be simple one to one exchanges - bring a book, take a book. If you have expensive coffee table books or rare edition books, you may be eligible for a two for one swap at the discretion of the Book Swap Coordinator. If you are interested in simply donating books without swapping, you are most welcome to do so. Roundabout is always in need of used books for sale to raise money for their charities.
Display your Baking Talents at the Bake Sale at the Bazaar on March 9. All proceeds from the sale will go to Roundabout. You are encouraged to pack items individually in shrink wrap or gusset bags to make it easier to sell items briskly and cleanly. You are welcome to drop off your cakes, cookies, muffins, and flapjacks early if you think they will stay for a couple of days.
** Everything must be NUT FREE
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FADAD2FA6FD0-yes?
Donate your lightly used items to Roundabout during the Book Week. We will be sorting these items and Roundabout will decide which items to use for the Jumble Sale at the Bazaar and which ones to donate directly to charities. They are always in need of clothes, books, school supplies, IKEA cribs, Baby formula, diapers, and double strollers. In particular, charities are looking for the following items at this time, so if you have any of these things to donate, they would go straight to the charity:
Toddler High Chair
IKEA high chairs
Baby Change Table
Baby Clothes and Carriers
2 Water Dispensers
1-2 good quality air purifiers
Gansu Province: Winter clothes & like-new backpacks
** Roundabout is unable to accept used socks or underwear
++ Please donate items in a clean/sanitized condition
Roundabout will be conducting a Jumble Sale at the same venue. All sorts of treasures and their popular English-Chinese cookbook and some special aprons will be on sale as well. Get ready for a treasure hunt!
We will be conducting a drawing for raffle prizes at 1 PM on March 9 during the Bazaar. All donations made between March 3 and March 9 before 11 AM will be eligible; one raffle ticket per family. Page One has kindly offered to sponsor the prizes . Two gift vouchers will be given out in the amounts of 300 RMB and 100 RMB respectively.
Fliers from Roundabout will be available ahead of the sale and at the Bazaar. More information about Roundabout is available at their website: www.roundaboutchina.com
Donate your time and talent to make the Bazaar a success! We will be sending out a formal volunteer request separately. But if you can't wait to sign up!, the sign up form is available at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094FADAD2FA6FD0-volunteer
Early Drop-off requested for Books and Jumble Drive
March 3-7, Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM, either campus
Additional Drop-off available, especially for fresh baked goods
March 8, Saturday, 1 PM to 3 PM, main campus
March 9, Sunday, 10 AM to 11 AM, main campus (cut-off to receive raffle tickets)
Late Drop-off available if you cannot make it any other time
March 9, Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM, main campus
Please feel free to contact the following PA Committee members:
Event Chair & Donation Coordinator: Smita Thomas | email@example.com | 186-1196-9493
Book Swap Coordinator: Sophie Roell | firstname.lastname@example.org | 183-0162-7499
Volunteer Coordinator: Brooke McConochy | email@example.com | 139- 1131-0408
Bake Sale Coordinator: Catherine Lambert | firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at the Book Week Bazaar!