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Serving Our Community

The 2024 Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale
was a big success!

Thank you to all the volunteers and community members, for all of your hard work and support - you make the magic happen, this year and every year.
See you in 2025!

The Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale is an annual event organized and run by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island and over 2,000 community volunteers.

Every summer, we take over the campus of Woodward Middle School (map), where we set up classrooms and tents, accept drive-through donations for several days, then sort, clean, test, price, and display those donations. All this work culminates in one heck of a fun sale! And the net proceeds from the sale go back into the community, in the form of grants and scholarships.



The Rotary Sale Story

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Auction & Rummage Sale was born in 1960 when Bainbridge Islanders decided they needed a new library. To raise the necessary funds, local residents collected donations for the project, and Rotary took the lead. The first auction raised nearly $6,000 toward library construction. A year later, in 1961, the second Rotary auction raised $4,000 to purchase furniture for the new building. As it turned out, the Auction & Rummage sale has continued (almost) annually ever since.

The sale has become a local institution and is truly a community effort that would not be possible without the help of an army of volunteers that come together every year, some of whom have worked for 30 years or more. 2,200 community volunteers worked at the 2023 sale!

We invite you to visit the Where the Money Goes page to see how your volunteer hours, your sponsorship support, and the sale of your donated items has made a positive impact in the lives of real people in many ways.

100% of Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale net proceeds go back into the community. All Rotary Club operating costs are funded through membership dues.