Pennsylvania Relief Sale
 

Our Mission:

Relief.

Thanks for the support at the 2019 Sale!

WHY do we have a relief sale? WHY do relief sales exist?

To support the work of Mennonite Central Committee - MCC -- an organization that provides relief, development, and peace programs throughout the world.

Learn about MCC and support their work!

Fundraising highlights:

Quilt Auction topped $100k
Loaf of Bread for MCC peace projects fetched $1,300
Country Auction exceeded $15k
2019 PRS Commemorative Mug brought $1,300
Coin Auction reached $4,300
Donation bids for MCC peace projects reached $4,850
Silent Auction exceeded $11k
MyCoins Count was over $70k

More to information to come! Save the Date for 2020: MCC will celebrate its 100th anniversary!

64th Annual | 2020
Pennsylvania Relief Sale
April 3 | 4 - 9 pm
April 4 | 6:30am - 3pm

Location: Farm Show Complex | GIANT Expo Hall | Harrisburg

Join a global community of people responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice in the name of Christ.

Attend the Pennsylvania Relief Sale. Bid on handmade quilts. Buy artisan crafts. Shop for goods at several auctions. Eat delicious food. Enjoy children's activities. Donate coins to My Coins Count.

Admission is FREE! Parking is $10.

All proceeds support Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in their worldwide efforts to respond to basic human needs and work towards peace and justice.

 
 
 

Our Relief Sale

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The Pennsylvania Relief Sale features the renowned Quilt Auction, Country Auction, Silent Auction, Children’s Auction, My Coins Count, Ten Thousand Villages items, artisan crafts and goods, food, displays, activities, relief kits, entertainment, and more!

  • Bid on handmade quilts.

  • Buy artisan crafts.

  • Shop for goods at several auctions.

  • Eat delicious food.

  • Enjoy children's activities.

  • Donate coins to My Coins Count.

 

Auctions

Several auctions take place throughout the two-day event, including the Quilt Auction, Silent Auction, Country Auction, and Children’s Auction. The auctions feature handmade quilts, wall hangings, and comforters; unique gift items, collectibles, and art; antiques, furniture, and outdoor items; and books, toys, and more.

My Coins count

Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches across North America participate in My Coins Count. Coins collected throughout the year are taken annually to Relief Sales for counting, sorting, and depositing. The Pennsylvania Relief Sale is pleased to be a part of this effort. Join the effort by collecting coins and bring them to the Pennsylvania Relief Sale!

Activities & ENtertainment

The Relief Sale has something for everyone. For kids, a bounce house, pedal tractor pull, play area, balloon twisting, and other special events. For all ages, a musical group performs on Friday evening, quilting demonstrations take place throughout the event, and attendees can make MCC Relief Kits that are sent around the world.

Crafts, goods, Food, & More

In addition to the various auctions and activities, attendees can shop at Ten Thousand Villages, Craft Stand, Plant Stand, Quilter’s Attic, New and Used Books, Share-A-Meal, MCC Stand, and more. One of the major attractions at the Relief Sale is the food! There is something for everyone - from homemade donuts, strawberry pies, and ice cream to soups, salads, sandwiches, and pizza. 

 
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Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved:

  • Donate: finished quilts and comforters for the Quilt Auction, or items for the Silent Auction, Country Auction, or Quilter’s Attic Stand are welcomed.

  • Volunteer: needs include before, during, and after the sale. Many hands make for light work. It is an opportunity to earn hours that can be applied towards volunteer or service hours for schools, work, or other organizations. 

  • East and West Banquets: an opportunity to join in fellowship and to help offset the costs of operating the sale. Banquets are funded through sponsorships. To sponsor or donate, contact 717-208-4152 or info@pareliefsale.org. Tickets to the banquets are free but reservations are required. Banquets take place in February and March each year.

  • Attend an event: Concerts, Quilt Previews, Heifer Sale, and more! Join us at these events throughout the year.

 

Donate Items

Donating items helps auction sales.

Finished quilts and comforters for the Quilt Auction, or items for the Silent Auction, Country Auction, or Quilter’s Attic Stand are welcomed.

Volunteer

Many hands make for light work!

Opportunities include: Children's Activities, Treasure Cove, Craft Stand, My Coins Count, and General Set-up and Clean-up efforts.

To volunteer, contact 717-208-4152 or info@pareliefsale.org

Make a Donation

Make a financial donation to MCC.

Through this gift of hope, urgent needs are being met, peace is in progress, and long-term change in communities is possible.

MCC works in more than 50 countries around the world.

 
 

Our Impact

The money raised each year by the Pennsylvania Relief Sale benefits MCC — a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development, and peace. MCC is committed to relationships with local partners and churches in the places that they work.

As an Anabaptist organization, MCC strives to make peace a part of everything they do.

Read about the people and projects MCC supports around the world.

 

$16.5

Million Dollars Raised

Since the Pennsylvania Relief Sale began in 1957, more than $16.5 million in sale day proceeds have been donated to benefit the worldwide relief efforts of MCC.

 

1957

Year of the First Sale

The history of the Pennsylvania Relief Sale is filled with pride and gratitude to all of the supporters and volunteers who gave generously of their time and resources each year.

 
 

62

Pennsylvania Relief SAles

The goal of the sale has always remained the same: to create a festive, family-friendly event that Celebrates Communityand Creates Hope.