STRIVE's Flea Market Flip

Flea Market FLIP

Hello STRIVE Community!

As we look ahead to the coming month, we know we all face an uncertain future about what we may or may not be able to do going forward.

When thinking about the future weeks and months, one event that comes to mind is our annual auction, which is typically held in October. While we hope that things could return to “normal” by then we want to be prepared if they don’t- so we are trying to come up with some new and creative event ideas!

We thought that it would be fun to host an enormous “Flea Market Flip” (similar to the HGTV show of the same name) sometime in the future! If needed, this could take place of our regular annual event.

Since most of us are still stuck at home with some time on our hands, we’re looking to our community to re-furbish or create some things in their home, and send them our way! We’d love to auction off what you have or can create!

Ways to get involved:

-Do you have jewelry, art or other slightly used items that you think others would enjoy? We’d love to hear about it!

-Are you handy and can do woodworking, reupholster an old chair, make a bookcase out of an antique ladder? Have you picked up a new crafty hobby while in quarantine?  We’d love to see it!

-Not crafty and already did your Spring cleaning? If you have the means, boost our Maine community economy by purchasing a gift certificate from your favorite local business and donate that!

-Are you a local business that would like to be involved by donating an item? We will gladly accept new items or gift cards as well!

The possibilities are really endless!

Flea Market Cheat Sheet

We are still in the very early stages of planning this event, but wanted to put our ask out now so YOU could get your craft on (or think of us during your Spring cleaning!). Feel free to share this with family, friends, or other community members that may be interested in donating an item.

Stay tuned for more news about this event by checking this webpage as well as our social media pages. Contact Whitney at wwildes@pslstrive.org with any questions or ideas! Happy flipping!