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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sunnyhill Exchange -- like ebay but more intimate for swaps or give-a-ways, plus...

The Sunnyhill Exchange is a new fundraiser for UUCSH (Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills). Its success relies upon sellers and buyers and the inventory of items.

Early postings included a kitchen table, a humongous list of mysteries for sale cheap, a Krups coffeemaker, table lamps, folding chairs, a Xmas tree, and clothesline poles.

To view older email messages on the website, obtain a Yahoo username and password, though not a Yahoo email address. When you join, I will send you another email asking you to develop this "Yahoo profile", so that you can use all of the features of the Sunnyhill Exchange website.

Missed the garage sale? No problem. Just sell (or buy) your items on the Exchange – a new fundraiser for Sunnyhill.

What is the Exchange? Can’t wait, want to sell an item now? Have an item that's good, but no good to you? Does your item have a value that another Sunnyhiller might appreciate? Need something you think someone else has? The answer to all these questions is, THE SUNNYHILL EXCHANGE!

How is it done? The Sunnyhill Exchange is a new way in which Sunnyhill members and friends can sell items to each other year-round, donating the proceeds to Sunnyhill. Done primarily through an internet group and utilizing members' email addresses, Exchange members can both post and receive For Sale and Wanted messages. Buyers contact the sellers, the transaction is made, and a check is made out to UUCSH with Sunnyhill Exchange in the memo – it’s just that easy!

What’s in it for you? Convenience mostly. You get rid of unwanted items earlier and find something you don’t have to pay retail price for. You can also make exchanges while at church. There’s a level of trust between Exchange participants that can assure your confidence in the items. And two people instead of just one get to help the church in one transaction!

How do you sign up? Brochures will be available starting Sunday, June 26th in the kiosk at the back of the church. The Sunnyhill Exchange coordinator will automatically sign you up for the Exchange using your email address. Or apply at Questions, contact Mary Beth Thakar or Lorraine Carabetta.

Finally, as people sometimes feel forced to put perfectly good stuff in the garbage, pat yourselves on the back for keeping stuff out of the landfill – and for fulfilling our 7th Principle pledge to save the earth.

Looking forward to your joining.