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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I drop off my donations for the yard sale for 2019?
    Donations may be dropped off at the Coolidge Middle School (Click here for directions) on:
    • Saturday, April 4th from 9am to Noon
    • Saturday, April 13th from 9am to Noon
    • Saturday, April 20th from 9am to Noon
    • Saturday, April 27th from 9am to Noon
    • Thursday, May 2nd from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
    • Friday, May 3rd from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • I have some great items to donate but I can't make the drop-off times. What can I do?
    If none of the drop-off times work for you, please contact us.
  • I would like to donate an item but it's too big / heavy / cumbersome to transport to the school. Can I still donate it?
    YES! For more information on how to donate large items, please contact us.
  • Can a business donate items for the yard sale?
    Absolutely. We will gladly accept any items (e.g. returns, slightly blemished) that you would like to donate. You can either drop it off at one of the designated drop-off hours, or contact us to arrange for pick-up.
  • Are my donations tax-deductible?
    Yes. The Coolidge School Science Olympiad is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. At drop-off you can request a receipt to use for tax purposes.
  • What is the Early Bird Hour?
    As any seasoned "Yard Saler" will acknowledge, the early bird gets the worm. As of 2010 we offer an exclusive hour of Early Bird shopping, from 7am to 8am. This extra hour of shopping gives you a premium opportunity to get our finest merchandise.
  • Why do I have to pay $20 for Early Bird shopping?
    The Coolidge Yard Sale is, above all, a charitable fund-raising event to support the Coolidge Middle School Science Team. It costs many thousands of dollars to cover the training and competition materials for the team, as well as their travel expenses to the State and National Science Olympiad competitions. The Coolidge Yard Sale goes a long way towards raising these funds.
  • What items are not being accepted?
    Please visit our home page for a list of items we are currently not accepting. If you have any item not covered on the list, please feel free to contact us.
  • Can I make a direct monetary donation?
    Yes.  Direct donations are welcomed and are an especially important way to show your support for the Coolidge Science Olympiad team.  Monetary donations are tax-deductible. In 2010 we added the convenience of accepting electronic donations. Please visit the Coolidge Middle School Science Team web site for more information.