2014 Big Flea Schedule

It’s time for the Big Flea grand finale and everything must go! Join us Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center located at 2701 Commonwealth Avenue in Del Ray.

Here’s the schedule — come early for the best Flea finds!

7 am: $10 Early Admission
8 am: Free Admission
10:30 am: 50/50 Raffle
10:45 am: Everything is ½ off
12:15 pm: Everything is FREE!

We hope to see you there!

Last Call! Final Shop ‘N Drop of 2014!

Can you believe the 2014 Big Flea is almost here?! This Saturday, April 12 will be our FINAL Shop ‘N Drop to help us prepare for the grand finale on April 26.

Our temporary showroom located at 3815 Mt Vernon Ave. will be open from 2-4 pm with volunteers standing by to accept your donations of household goods. See something you like? Everything at the shop is available for sale too!

If you have something to donate but can’t move it yourself, contact the Big Flea moving crew for free pick-up at mvbigfleadonations@gmail.com

And don’t forget to save the date for the main event, the 2014 Big Flea April 26 at the Mount Vernon Rec Center.

2014 MV Big Flea 50/50 Raffle

The MV Big Flea is right around the corner — the main event happens on April 26! For the past few years we’ve raffled off a car the day of the Flea. This year, though, instead of raffling off an “antique” car, we have something better — cold, hard cash!

Half of the proceeds raised from the Big Flea 50/50 Raffle will go to the MVCS PTA for programs and services for our students and teachers and the other half is prize money. Just like the lottery, the more tickets sold, the bigger the prize becomes!

Tickets will be priced the same as in previous years — 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.

Be on the lookout for folks selling raffle tickets at school events, Shop ‘N Drops and at school drop-off and pick-up as we get closer to the main event.

To get us started, our 50/50 raffle sponsor Jen Walker has already donated $1,000! Thank you Jen!

To help grow the jackpot, we need volunteers to help sell those raffle tickets! Please contact Shawn Parish if you can help!

Big Flea loves Gentle Giant

Gentle Giant Moving Company has once again stepped up to provide moving services for the Big Flea. The Big Flea would not exist without the sponsorship and generosity of Kieffer Karim and his team of great movers. Gentle Giant has provided moving services or each of the seven years the Big Flea has been in operation.

From the kids, the teachers, the administration, the MVCS PTA, the Big Flea team, we all say THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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Next Shop N Drop is Feb. 22

Saturday, Feb. 22, is the next Shop N Drop. Come March, we’ll be holding these bad boys every weekend.

But for now, come on down Saturday between 2 and 4 p.m. and either drop off your donations (more info here on what we can and can’t take) or peruse our stock for bargains. (Note: It will be too late to pick up a Valentine’s Day gift. Make another plan.)

Katie from DIY Del Ray chronicled some of the good stuff that came in last time. She tweeted finds through the day, and they went fast.

If the 22nd is inconvenient for you, we can try to schedule a pickup. Just email mvbigfleadonations@gmail.com and we’ll do our best to get a crew to your house.

The Flea space is at 3815 Mt. Vernon Ave., in the same shopping center as M.O.M.’s.

The first Shop N Drop of 2014 is Jan. 18

The holidays have come and gone — do you now have too much stuff? The Flea is ready to help! This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. is the first Shop N Drop of 2014. We’ll take donations of course, and we’ll also be selling stuff.

Can’t make it down? We might be able to come pick up your donations! Just email mvbigfleadonations@gmail.com and we’ll do our best to arrange a pickup.

The Flea space is at 3815 Mt. Vernon Ave., in the same shopping center as M.O.M.’s.

Get picked up by the Big Flea!

It’s cold. You don’t want to load all your Flea donations in the car, really, do you? This Saturday, Dec. 14, the MV Big Flea is planning a Shop N Drop. And while you’re welcome to drop things off at our storefront space between 2 and 4 p.m., we will gladly come pick up your stuff. Just drop a line to mvbigfleadonations@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a visit from our patented white-glove service team.

The Flea space is at 3815 Mt. Vernon Ave., in the same shopping center as M.O.M.’s. Not only can you donate but you can pick up some gifts between 2 and 4 Saturday, too. Donations have been especially classy this year…