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White Elephant Sale

The Grand Rapids YMCA Service Club's major fund raiser.  The White Elephant Sale has become a Grand Rapids institution since getting started in 1928.  We typically raise between $30,000 and $50,000 for Camp Manitou-Lin.
This year our sale dates are April 25 & 26, 2014.  Friday early bird $5 admission from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Free admission after 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Saturday free admission all day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We have an incredible selection of new and donated merchandise for our massive two day sale. Here is a list of just some things we sell well --- office supplies, clothes, building supplies, books, bicycles, furniture, fabric, carpet remnants, tools, stereos and TV’s (working), file cabinets, toys, plumbing fixtures, pictures, hardware,
antiques and collectibles, boats, and anything else we can sell.

DROP OFF YOU DONATIONS, at the sale site on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, 9 am to Noon. OR beginning April 14 through April 23, every weekday and Saturday 9 am to Noon.  SEE below for list of items we can't accept.

NEED PICKUP at your Home or BUSINESS? : Click here and fill out the “Pickup Request Form” online so we can arrange for someone to pick up your items within a week or sooner of receiving your request. If phone is your best option contact our Pickup Coordinator at 616.977-0030.

*NEW* Our sale site is located at 5270 Eastern SE, Grand Rapids, MI. *NEW*


White Elephant Sale - Grand Rapids YMCA Service Club


We appreciate all the generous donations given to the White Elephants Sale. However, there items that cannot be accepted for various reasons. Please review the list of some key items below. Pick-up drivers will use their judgment
and may indicate there are some items that cannot be donated.

  • Firearms and Ammunition
  • Containers for any type of gas or oil including propane tanks
  • Toxic materials of any type
  • Open cosmetics, health care products
  • Used paint of any type
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Used Computers – we recommend you contact CompRenew to recycle your old computers
  • Non-working TV’s – we may ask you to show the TV being donated is in working order
  • Cell Phones or Cell Phone Chargers – please work with the various cell phone companies to recycle/donate old cell phones. EPA Guide to Cell Phone Recycling
  • Florescent light tubes
  • Broken or non-functional items
  • Used - Vaporizers or humidifiers – only new will be accepted
  • Used Mattresses and box Springs
  • Appliances that don’t function – we may ask you to show the appliance is functioning
  • Used hot water heaters or water softeners
  • Wood office credenzas
  • Wood office desks
  • Old clothing - only clothing that is gently used can be accepted