Solstice Fundraiser – We need your help!

Dear Friends and Members

We are going to be having a huge yard sale to raise funds for the Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center on June 22nd, from 6:30am to 2:00pm  at 714 Slate Avenue NW (only about 2.5 blocks from ASMC, click here for a map.

We humbly ask for your support in any or all of the following ways:

1)    Donate items to sell and reach out to your friends and family to see if they have donations. Please scroll down for information on items needed and drop-off times.

2)    Volunteer to help! We need lots of volunteers for various roles during the collection of items and actual sale. VOLUNTEER SIGN UP LINK: 

 3)    Start spreading the word about the sale! While we will be doing some advertising, if you can add the yard sale date to your calendars now (June 22nd, 6:30am-2pm) and start letting your friends and family know, we’d love to see you there!)

Noelle is the lead coordinator for the sale. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or suggestions. Voice mail: 505-570-4700/ or  email email is the best.

If you are a seasoned ‘yard-saler’, Noelle wants to assemble a Yard Sale committee to help with coordination and planning. Please contact her if you can help with this.


Please start collecting and gathering the following items from your friends and family. Note that it is by no means a comprehensive list. Just remember that we want saleable items, not things that would normally end up in the trash or difficult to donate:

–    Household items: Appliances (must be working), dishes, electronics (must be working), gadgets

–    Home decor: framed art/posters, candles, lamps, plants

–    Furniture (especially chest of drawers, end tables)

–    Tools

–    Seasonal/Holiday

–    Linens: Clean: bedding (please mark sizes and place sets together in ziplock bags or tied), towels, tablecloths, curtains, throw pillows

–    Children’s toys, games, books

–    Baby stuff

–    Games, puzzles (if complete and box securely held together)

–    Books – $2 hardcover, $1 paperback, Art books, coffee table books $10

–    Record albums, DVDs, CDs

–    Shoes

–    Accessories: purses, belts, jewelry, hats

–    Jackets, coats, kaftans 😉

Please, NO CLOTHING – it becomes difficult to manage clothing donations at this size of a sale.

**If possible, please store in plastic bins (write your name on them so you can get them back) and feel free to price if you can before dropping off**

There will be two collection times for donations at 714 Slate Ave NW

–    Sunday June 16th from 12pm – 4pm; and

–    Friday   June  21st from  3pm – 7pm

However, you can arrange with Noelle other drop-off times (email and text 505-818-7367) if these times do not work for you or your friends/family. She has limited storage at her house, therefore will be renting a UHaul on Friday the 21st for additional donation storage.

Additional items to start collecting:

–    Paper and plastic bags

–    Boxes

–    Pricing labels (pre-printed best), tape, sharpies, poster board

–    Newspapers to wrap breakables

Thanks so much to all of you for your support!