Every year, antique dealers, collectors and bargain-hunters look forward to the annual Massive Tag Sale organized by Westfield residents to benefit Furniture Assist. This year, this huge sale has a new location: 24 Commerce Drive, Springfield. It will be for one day only – Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This sale offers over 1,000 high quality new and vintage furniture, jewelry, rugs, lamps, toys, bikes, shoes, handbags, clothing, attic treasures, etc. This sale is huge! Previously, it was located on Prospect Avenue in Westfield.
Proceeds of the sale benefit Furniture Assist (FA), a nonprofit organization established in 2004 to meet the needs of families in northern NJ. The Annual Tag Sale, run entirely by community members and supported by generous donations of new and vintage items, is FA’s largest annual fundraising event.
“This year’s sale has an amazing selection of housewares, bicycles and other kids’ items, as well as antiques, including furniture, china, crystal, art, rugs and more,” said sale organizer Joyce Friedman. “This year, we have an even larger selection than last year,” she added.
Furniture Assist is now located in Springfield, NJ and is entirely volunteer-run. Originally an outreach program at their church, founders Dawson and Sandy Yoemans were guided by a simple concept, “we accept donations from those who have items to give … and give these items to people in need.”
Through the ongoing generosity of the community, Furniture Assist accepts donations of furniture, clothing, and household items and gives them, free-of-charge to approximately 25 families each week. These families (“clients”) are referred to FA by a large network of social service, disaster relief, and religious organizations. “Clients make an appointment to visit our warehouse, select what they need, and take these items home with them,” explained Dawson Yeomans.
Furniture Assist accepts donations of no-longer-needed but usable furniture, clothing, household necessities, toys, baby items, and home décor on Sundays from noon – 2:30 p.m. and Mondays/Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (or by appointment) at 24 Commerce Street, Springfield. It cannot pick up items from donors, however, a few local moving companies will provide pickup service at a discounted rate for items donated to FA. For those movers and other details about items accepted for donation, please click on “Donors” tab on www.furnitureassist.com.
Revenues raised by the Tag Sale and other events are used to pay FA’s ongoing expenses, such as rent, utilities, insurance, etc. Please come for an amazing selection of antiques, collectors’ items, toys and bicycles, electronics, jewelry, clothing, and more!
New volunteers are always welcome! Call/text Kassie at 908-447-9880 for more information. Also, be sure to “Like” Furniture Assist on Facebook!
In the meantime, don’t miss this “Tag Sale of Your Dreams” on Saturday, April 27 - come to browse an amazing selection, make a donation, or learn more about Furniture Assist! Please join us - There is truly something for everyone!