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
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:
October 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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
105 West 125th Street, Suite B
1221 Madison Avenue,
at 88th Street
September 18 & 19 from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.
192-194 Smith Street
12 Graham Avenue
St 426 86th Street
2401 Ralph Avenue
533 5th Avenue
October 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1489 Metropolitan Avenue
18 West Fordham Avenue
October 25 & 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1317 Forest Avenue
2626 Hylan Boulevard
6390 Amboy Road, Bedell Plaza
Mall 2655 Richmond Avenue
October 9 & 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
46-10 Queens Boulevard
38-39 Bell Boulevard
106-11 71st Avenue
82-39 153rd Street
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.