I WANT TO BUY CURRICULUMChapel of the Cross is a lovely air-conditioned facility on one level with easy access for parking and loading/unloading. Last year we had 14,000 items for sale and 8000 FREE items (we really count them all! All that is missing from making this year even more successful than previous years is YOU!
No childcare facilities will be available. This is an intense shopping time with hundreds of shoppers and thousands of books in a gymnasium-sized space. You will find it easier to concentrate if you can make childcare arrangements for toddlers and preschoolers who still need to hold a mommy’s hand. We will have volunteers to help pregnant mothers and those with special needs. Once again, the “Chivalry Livery” will be on hand to help bring books to cars. The book rest table will also be available for weary arms!
Shopping Aids permitted:
Shopping Aids not permitted: (must be left outside the sale area & claimed after paying)
I WANT TO VOLUNTEERThis sale is 100% dependent on volunteers! Volunteers (children included) who sign up by June 22, 2014 and volunteer to work 3 hours or more are allowed to shop one hour before the sale opens to the public and have first choice of items. It is also a great way to help children (age 10 & up) develop a servant’s heart while learning valuable skills. Most of all, it’s a wonderful way to share in the camaraderie of being part of the group that makes a big event happen. REMEMBER, SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS 11:59 pm, Sunday, June 22, 2014.
I WANT TO SELL CURRICULUMIt is the desire of MassHOPE to help you sell your items and for buyers to find items of value to them. While the instructions may seem extremely detailed, they all have reasons behind them, and many have come about as an improvement from problems in a prior year! Another big factor for the strict guidelines is the size of the sale. Such a large volume of activity requires carefully constructed procedures to make the sale run smoothly for all parties involved without placing an inordinate amount of work upon the volunteers.
ALL SELLERS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE OF BRINGING THEIR ITEMS TO BE SOLD. Registration is available only online at masshope.org/ucs/sell/register. If you do not have online access, please ask a friend or use your local library. If there are still problems, call Julie Caprera (508) 764-7647. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 11:59pm, Sunday, June 22. When you register to sell you will receive an e-mail within 48 hours with the files containing all the directions for preparing your items and the item labels. If you have not had a confirmation response from Julie Caprera within 48 hours of your registration, please contact her to be sure it was received! Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make sure you are registered.
When registering to sell items, all sellers must make an appointment time to drop off their items. All items are checked individually (we really do this!) to make sure they are properly labeled before they are accepted for sale. Please allow sufficient time (30-45 min) for this when you make your appointment. You will be given opportunity to correct any problems or will be asked to bring the item home. Improperly labeled items have required many hours of volunteer time for correction, and we no longer are able to do this. If you bring items for another person you will be expected to wait for all their items to be checked also.
The main reasons items are not accepted are the following (with solutions):
MassHOPE receives an 18% donation from items which are sold (Thurs/Fri drop off) and 23% (Sat drop off). MassHOPE will provide the envelopes and stamps for mailing the sales slips and payment to each seller.
You will receive a check from MassHOPE in approximately three to four weeks for the proceeds of your books less your donation to MassHOPE. You will also receive the tags of the items sold and two register tapes of your sale items. It is your responsibility to keep track of what you bring and plan to sell. We keep no records of individual items sold by sellers.
Times for Bringing Your Sale Items
Pick-up for Unsold BooksALL sellers who designate they will collect unsold items are asked to come to Chapel of the Cross at 1pm on Saturday, June 28 to help sort unsold items. Only after ALL items to be collected are sorted and checked twice may sellers check out their unsold items and take them. Sellers may choose to donate some/all of unsold items at check out. We do not sort items with tags marked “donate”. With sellers coming to help sort last year we were able to sort all items much faster and sellers were then able to collect their unsold items more quickly.
Any books not picked up will be donated to MassHOPE. Please arrange for someone else to pick up your unsold items if you are unable to collect them.
From all points:Chapel of the Cross is located in central Massachusetts in Westborough just off the intersection of Rt. 9 and I-495 one exit north of the Mass Turnpike (I-90). Your approach will depend on your starting point, but almost all people will find the directions below provided by the church relevant to them.
From Intersection of I-495 and Route 9 - Go west on Route 9 and take immediate exit for Computer Drive. At end of exit ramp turn left. Go 300 feet and turn left onto New Flanders Road, heading south, over Route 9. After bearing left, New Flanders becomes Flanders Rd. Go under I-495 and look for driveway on the left, immediately after Washington Street.