Junior League’s annual rummage sale now online
For more than 80 years, the Junior League of Santa Barbara’s rummage sale has been an annual fall tradition.
Hundreds of eager customers have lined up hours before the opening at Earl Warren Showgrounds to dash into the massive Exhibit Hall filled with thousands of items and scoop up choice merchandise at bargain basement prices.
Think men’s Armani suits for $50.
Or Manolo Blahnik shoes for $25.
Not to mention like-new furniture and priceless antiques for under $100.
This year, when faced with the possibility of canceling the 84th event, the resourceful members of the organization, which trains women to be exceptional volunteers in the community, found an alternative: Poshmark, a virtual online selling site.
Since Oct. 1 and continuing through Dec. 15, photos of numerous sale items are being posted online. In addition to women’s and men’s clothing, the merchandise includes jewelry, baby items, shoes and much more. Offerings are continuously updated.
“There was no way we were going to cancel the sale, which has been around so long and raises thousands of dollars to support our programs,” said Val Amparan, president.
“These include S.A.F.E. House Santa Barbara for minor female survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficSTOP Santa Barbara County to bring greater awareness about this problem. We also support other nonprofits in Santa Barbara that are aligned with the JLSB mission through our Community Assistance Funds.”