Used Curriculum Sale
|Used Curriculum Sale Information|
|The Chapel of the Cross is an air-conditioned
facility on one level with easy access for parking
and loading/unloading. We have thousands of
items for sale organized by subject, publisher, and
grade. We also have a large FREE room. |
|No childcare facilities are available. This is an intense shopping time with hundreds of
shoppers and thousands of books in a gymnasium sized space. It will be easier
to concentrate if you can make childcare arrangements for toddlers and preschoolers.|
- We will have volunteers to help pregnant mothers and those with special needs.
- The "Chivalry Livery" will be on hand once again to help bring books to cars.
- The Book Rest table will also be available for weary arms.
|Shopping Aids permitted:|
|✔ Rolling milk crates|
✔ Any rolling container the size of a
milk crate or smaller
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||✔ Small strollers ONLY if they have a|
child in them!
✔ Luggage carts
|Shopping Aids NOT permitted: (must be left outside the sale area & claimed after
|ANY OPAQUE CONTAINER (due to past problems years ago with theft) including tote
bags, backpacks, and rolling suitcases. Space constraints with large crowds do not
permit us to allow wagons, double strollers, or laundry baskets on luggage carts or any
aid larger than a rolling milk crate. People need to be able to get to the tables.|
|$$ PAYMENT OPTIONS $$|
Cash, Personal Checks and Credit Cards
Register to volunteer here.
|This sale cannot happen without volunteers. Volunteers (children included) who
sign up by June 11, 2018 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, Monday, June 11, 2018.|
- Volunteers are needed to help receive, sort, distribute, set up, and organize
books during Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. We appreciate people who like to make things neat! While we happily accept on site
volunteers, only volunteers who have signed up in advance and are scheduled
to work three hours or more are eligible to shop early on the sale date. No one
may shop before June 16.
- We also need volunteers to help man the sale, i.e., helping direct shoppers and
assisting those with needs, keeping books neat in assigned areas, helping with
the book rest, sorting tags, and assisting with breakdown (from 1 - 2 pm) and
- We need a few volunteers to help us set up before we receive books Thursday
and to help clean up and set up the church on Saturday after the sale. This
involves more physical labor than volunteer jobs during the regular volunteer
hours - a great chance for husbands to volunteer so their wives may shop early!
- Please wear appropriate clothing and bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.
- Children 10 and up may volunteer with a parent. For volunteer registration, please go
Register to sell here.
Please read instructions carefully to ensure smooth operation of the sale.
Items labeled using MassHOPE UCS barcodes labels from the last 3 years
(barcode is about 1/2" tall) may be used again this year.
ALL SELLERS MUST REGISTER BEFORE BRINGING ITEMS TO BE SOLD.
Registration is available only online here.
If any problems registering, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 11:59pm, Monday, June 11,
2018. When registered you will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation.
You will also receive an email with a link to the tags to fill out and attach to your items. Please follow instructions and notes
on that page carefully. If you do not receive these
within 48 hours of registration, please contact us to be sure it was
When registering, all sellers must make an appointment time to drop off
items. All items are checked individually to ensure proper labeling and that sets are secured. Please allow
sufficient time (30-45 min) for this when making your appointment. You will have
opportunity to correct any problems. If you
bring items for another person you must wait for their items to be
Sellers will be asked to indicate whether leftover items will be picked up or donated.
The main reasons items are not accepted are:
MassHOPE receives an 18% donation from items 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.
- Wrong tags (need all new computer generated barcode tags)
- Tags incorrectly taped.
For outside tag: Tape ONLY along left and right sides of tag.
For inside (duplicate) tag: Tape ONLY along top of tag.
- Items without duplicate tag inside back cover (duplicate tag must be added)
- Sets not secured with enough rubber bands (rubber bands added).
You will receive a check from MassHOPE within one month for the proceeds of your
books less your donation to MassHOPE. You will also receive the tags of the items sold
and the barcode scanned printout. Please keep track of what you
bring and plan to sell. We keep no records of individual items sold by sellers.
DROP-OFF / PICKUP INFORMATION
Chapel of the Cross
160 Flanders Road
Westborough, MA 01581
- Thursday June 14 - 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm (last drop off 7:30 pm) 18% donated to MassHOPE
- Friday June 15 - 10:00 am to 12:00 noon (last drop off 11:30 am) 18% donated to MassHOPE
- Saturday June 16 - 8:00 am to 8:15 am by appointment only, 100 item limit, 23% donated to MassHOPE
ALL sellers are asked to come to Chapel of the Cross by 1 pm on Saturday, June 16
to help sort unsold items. Only after ALL items to be collected are sorted may sellers
check out their unsold items and take them. Sellers may have a representative come
for them to help in the sort/collect of unsold items. With more help we are able to sort all
items much faster and sellers can collect their unsold items more quickly.
|Once again there will be a free room. Donations to the free room do not need to be tagged and may be made on Thursday and Friday, June 14 & 15. They do not need to be picked up if not taken during the event.
Please go through your free room donations before bringing them to be sure they really are usable items. MassHOPE is not a disposal service. The sale is very difficult to manage if time must be spent weeding out useless items.
|From all points:|
The 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. In about 300 feet road turns left,
becoming New Flanders Road crossing over Route 9. New
Flanders becomes Flanders Rd. Make no turns until passing under
I-495. Look for driveway on the left,
immediately after Washington Street.
Click here for Google Maps and directions.