The Junior League of Collin County (JLCC) has hosted Trinkets to Treasures Resale annually for the past 27 years. This week, I was able to catch up with Jessica Ferrell, a fourth year volunteer with JLCC, to discuss their second largest volunteer event of the year. Right off the bat, Jessica informed me, “If you like garage sales, you will love our event! We are definitely not a consignment sale. Everything we receive for the event is donated from people within the community. Every dollar we make goes right back into the Collin County community.”
The group’s mission statement says it all: “Junior League of Collin County is an organization of nearly 1,000 women promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.” Trinkets to Treasures Resale is run by over 100 new Junior League members who have worked hard in order to maintain the success of this event.
Let’s jump into the good stuff. You’re probably wondering what items will be available at the event. That answer cannot get any easier… EVERYTHING. There will be childrens’ clothing, adult clothing, toys, electronics, handbags, home and office furniture, and for all those who love decorating their living spaces, there will be tons and tons of home décor.
“Some of the fun items I have spotted have been skis, an entire baseball card collection and even a very unique grandfather clock. The most popular items that tend to sell fast are electronics. We only sell working electronics, and even test every electronic before putting them out on the floor,” said Jessica.
Prices start as low as $0.50. Yes, you are reading correctly. “We purposely price items low for the lower income community, as well as all you budget buyers!” explained Jessica.
In the past 26 years, Trinkets to Treasures Resale was a one day event hosted on a Saturday. For its 27th year, JLCC decided to extend the event to two shopping days. This year it begins on Friday, April 1, from 7-9pm for a “Peek and Purchase” preview event.
Junior League of Collin County has given out over 400 shopping cards to families in need in our community, all funded by donations from members and non-members. The shopping card admits four people to shop for free, plus an additional $25 to use toward purchases. Some of the local agencies that receive these cards to distribute to families they serve include Allen Community Outreach, Plano ISD, Project Hope, Big Brother-Big Sisters, Health Services of North Texas, Margaret’s Treehouse, Assistance Center of Collin County, Assistance League of Greater Collin County, Hope’s Door and Samaritan Inn.
With so many items being donated towards the event, you may be wondering what they do with the items left over. “All items left over get donated to the local communities. Some items, such as DVDs and movies, get sold to places like Half-Priced Books, and the money goes back into Junior League of Collin County, which we use for community activities. We love donating locally, and keeping everything within the community,” Jessica explained.
Trinkets to Treasures Resale begins Friday, April 1, with a “Peek and Purchase” event from 7-9pm. Admission is $15.
Saturday, April 2, shopping hours are 8am-3pm. Admission is $5.
Children 10 and under are free. Happy Shopping!Trinkets to Treasures Website >