Collections In All Boroughs Begin This Week For Real Simple Magazine’s ‘Get...

Collections In All Boroughs Begin This Week For Real Simple Magazine’s ‘Get Organized New York’

New York’s Biggest Tag Sale Ever Benefits the Fund for Public Schools


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 15, 2004–Real Simple magazine’s
Get Organized New York, the biggest tag sale ever in Central Park October 15-17
to benefit the Fund for Public Schools, will collect items from New Yorkers
this week.

New York residents and businesses are invited to organize homes and offices,
then donate items to be sold at the tag sale.  Donation drop-off dates/locations
at Washington Mutual locations:

Manhattan      
October 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.       

   Broadway &
Chambers     270 Broadway                    

   22nd St &
Sixth Ave     700 Sixth Avenue, Suite 470     

   56th St &
Eighth Ave    235 West 56th Street            

   69th St &
Third Ave     1191 Third Avenue               

   96th St &
Broadway      2554 Broadway                   

   Harlem                 
105 West 125th Street, Suite B  

   Carnegie Hill          
1221 Madison Avenue,            

                            
at 88th Street                

Brooklyn       
September 18 & 19 from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.    

   Smith Street           
192-194 Smith Street            

   Williamsburg           
12 Graham Avenue                

   Bay Ridge/86th
St       426 86th Street                 

   Mill Basin             
2401 Ralph Avenue               

   Park Slope             
533 5th Avenue                  

Bronx         
 October 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.     

   Parkchester            
1489 Metropolitan Avenue        

   West Fordham           
18 West Fordham Avenue          

Staten Island  
October 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.     

   Forest Avenue         
 1317 Forest Avenue              

   Hylan Plaza            
2626 Hylan Boulevard            

   Pleasant Plains        
6390 Amboy Road, Bedell Plaza   

   Staten Island
Mall      2655 Richmond Avenue            

Queens         
October 9 & 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.      

   Sunnyside              
46-10 Queens Boulevard          

   Bayside                
38-39 Bell Boulevard            

   Forest Hills           
106-11 71st Avenue              

   Lindenwood/                                  
           

   Howard Beach           
82-39 153rd Street              

   Oakland Gardens        
61-03 Springfield Boulevard     

Donations are tax-deductible.  Proceeds from Get Organized New York will
benefit the Fund for Public Schools, and will support school library improvements
and after-school sports programs.  Donation guidelines are available at
http://www.getorganizednewyork.com or 1-866-4DECLUTTER.

Get Organized New York events include:

— The Get Organized New York Benefit Dinner — October 13 at 7:00pm in the
Allen Room at Jazz At Lincoln Center (prior to its opening) honoring the “Class
of 2004” – accomplished New York City public school alumni, and featuring
silent auction items and fantasy auction packages, donated by celebrities and
New York business leaders.

— The Early Bird Preview Sale – Friday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield at East 72nd Street.  For a $35
entrance fee, early bird shoppers are invited to the preview sale from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.  New York City public school employees with proper identification,
will be admitted for free.

— The Tag Sale – Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17th from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield at East 72nd Street. 
Thousands of items will be on sale, including celebrity donations, brand-new
products from companies, and donations from the people of New York.  Sale
items will be replenished every few hours.  Admission will be free of charge.

Co-chairs of the Get Organized New York campaign include Sarah Jessica Parker,
Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools Caroline Kennedy, Time Inc. Chairman
and CEO Ann Moore and Real Simple President Robin Domeniconi.

The Container Store is the presenting sponsor of Get Organized New York, and
partner sponsors include Campbell Soup Company and Pepperidge Farm, FedEx Corporation,
Mercury, L’Oreal Paris and Washington Mutual.

Real Simple magazine was launched by Time Inc. in March 2000, with the mission
of providing beautiful, practical solutions to make life easier and better.
Over the past four years, circulation has quadrupled and the magazine has won
numerous awards, including Advertising Age’s Magazine of the Year, #1 on
Adweek’s Hot List, and three National Magazine Award nominations.

The Fund for Public Schools is the non-profit organization affiliated with
the New York City Department of Education.  The Fund’s mission is
to raise awareness about the needs of our city’s public schools and to increase
private sector involvement in public education.  The Fund, together with
Caroline Kennedy, Vice Chair, Fund for Public Schools, works with corporations,
foundations, and individual New Yorkers.  It raises critical funding for
system-wide educational reform initiatives; partners with donors to support
individual schools and programs; and reaches out to the entire City to volunteer
and get actively involved in our schools.  For more information, please
visit the Fund’s web site http://www.fundforpublicschools.org.

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CONTACT:
Ali Zelenko
212.522.1502
ali_zelenko@timeinc.com
or
Kris Connell
212.522.6312
kris_connell@realsimple.com

Collections In All Boroughs Begin This Week For Real Simple Magazine’s ‘Get Organized New York’