Leesburg, VA – (June 21, 2012) – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is officially accepting donations for the annual rummage sale. Donations will be collected on Monday, July 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA, and at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg, 224 Cornwall Street. Signs will be posted to direct traffic to the specially designated trailers.
All donations received will be offered for sale at the 74th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Morven Park – Tutt Lane entrance, 41793 Tutt Lane (off Route 15) in Leesburg, VA.
“We are asking for clean and gently used items” said Sue Clewis, co-chairman of the event. “Over the next few months, we will have about seven tractor trailers filled with fabulous finds. It takes us a week to set everything up to sell.” It is the ultimate in bargain hunting and attracts a loyal, growing fan base each year.
The first Donation Day in 1912 asked people “to bring some donation — no matter how small or how large” including “money, furniture, pictures, sheets, towels, pillow cases, a pound of tea, other groceries, eggs, vegetables, china, etc.” While the perishables aren’t accepted, unusual items are welcome. Particularly rare or valuable items are needed for the Silent Auction held Friday, October 19.
Tax receipts are provided and all the money raised goes to support Ladies Board projects in the community. The Ladies Board raises several hundred thousand dollars each year toward special needs equipment at Inova Loudoun Hospital and recently pledged a $1 million for the Cornwall Cares project. The Ladies Board awards more than $100,000 in nursing scholarships annually.
The Ladies Board accepts furniture, clothing, books, household items, linens, lamps, sports equipment, etc., but some items cannot be accepted, such as mattresses or large appliances. For more information on what can be accepted or not, please call 703-771-2985 or visit www.LadiesBoard.org.
About the Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital
The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote good will between the community and the hospital, and to raise funds for nursing education, patient services and special projects. The Ladies Board operates the Twice Is Nice thrift shop, the hospital gift shop and the annual rummage sale.
About Inova Loudoun Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.