Word is coming back to me that this year’s second annual De-Clutter for the Divineys event, happening next Saturday (September 29th), should be enormous. We are so grateful for the generosity of Delhaize America, parent company of Food Lion, for allowing us to use their space. This means the event can be held rain or shine, kicking-off at eight o’clock in the morning.
One person told me it is turning into a flea market. People are donating items by the carloads, filling up the vacant grocery store where it will be held. There’s even two days still left for people to bring more! I love the people from northern Virginia and the D.C. metro area! What a community!
Which reminds me, the last two days to drop-off items are today and tomorrow between 10am and 4pm. The donation site is the same as the event location; the vacant Bloom Store at the intersection of Belmont Ridge Rd. & Portsmouth Blvd., Ashburn,VA 20147. Anyone interested in making a corporate donation, donating a raffle prize, or requesting a special drop-off time can contact the event coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t make it but want to give financially? You can do this in two ways. First, through your credit card at the PayPal link on the righthand sidebar of this page (above the Blue Moon ad) or by mailing it to Ryan Diviney Special Needs Trust, 21092 Carthagena Ct., Ashburn, VA 20147 (*Payable to Ryan Diviney SNT). Please indicate “De-Clutter” in the note/memo field.
This is a good time to remind people to view a post from earlier this wee, Keeping Ryan Relevant: So Many Ways. Sure, contributions always help… a lot, but there are other ways too that don’t involve money. Ways that keep memory alive. Simple things to make sure Ryan remains relevant.
What I love about this event is it is more than just a yard sale. It’s a MEGA yard sale where items will be arranged in aisles and departments. Beyond this, outside the store will be all types of fun activities. It’s a festival! The parking lot will be hopping with all kinds of things to do. Activities include plenty for the children (face painting, balloon animals, entertainment), food, raffles, and music.
Again, thank you so much for helping take care of my son. I say this often and will never stop. There’s no way it could be done without you and your support means everything to us.