Stuff for Stuff, Etc.!

Spring cleaningAhh, springtime!  The trees are budding, the flowers are blooming, the windows are open, and the bunnies are scurrying about…dust bunnies that is! For many of us, as we emerge from hibernation, we find ourselves rubbing our eyes in disbelief at the dust, stacks of papers, and sheer amount of clutter that has somehow accumulated during the long months of winter. Fresh and inspired by the warm spring air and the sound of birds singing outside our windows, we busy ourselves with washing curtains, airing out our bedding, and finally, finally tackling that overflowing closet whose door won’t close.

CMC staff have done some spring cleaning too!Does that dress no longer spark joy? Is that box of dishes in the attic just gathering dust? Secretly want to sneak out that well-intentioned birthday gift from Aunt Mildred? Is it finally time to 86 the orange recliner that’s messing with your feng shui?

As you embark on your tidying marathon, consider making your clutter count by consigning it at Stuff, Etc. under the Catherine McAuley Center’s name. Last year, CMC received nearly $500 in proceeds from Stuff Etc. consigners, funding which helped support CMC’s Adult Basic Education and Transitional Housing Programs.  The life-changing magic of tidying up can contribute to life-changing programming for CMC students and residents too!

To consign at Stuff, Etc.:

  1. Make sure your items will be accepted by Stuff, Etc. Take a look at things they need  and things they don’t accept.
  2. Call 319-373-2380 (Cedar Rapids location) or 319-545-8404 (Coralville location) to make a drop-off appointment. Walk-ins are usually accepted but we suggest calling before in case Stuff, Etc. isn’t taking drop-offs that day. You may be restricted to a 1 or 2 tote minimum.
  3. At the drop-off counter at the store, let them know you’re donating your items on behalf of the Catherine McAuley Center. On the form you’ll fill out, please write “Catherine McAuley Center” in the name field and list our account number, #19579 (Cedar Rapids) or #43814 (Coralville).
  4. Your donation is tax-deductible! Ask Stuff, Etc. for a donation receipt to use for tax purposes.

As a friendly reminder, CMC does not accept used clothing, bedding, personal care products, or TVs/appliances directly. Please consider consigning eligible, gently-used items to Stuff, Etc. However, if you have new, unopened items that are on our wish list, give us a call!

Thanks for supporting the Catherine McAuley Center mission. Happy cleaning!