Leesburg, VA – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is pleased to report the 81st Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale grossed approximately $343,000 shattering all previous sales records. An estimated 8,000 shoppers attended the Saturday-Sunday event held at Morven Park Equestrian Center. The top selling departments were once again The Look, Furniture and Jewelry. Net proceeds benefit Inova Loudoun Hospital and the Ladies Board Nursing Scholarship Fund.
“We are humbled and overwhelmed by the community’s support,” said Megan O’Brien, co-chair of 81st Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale. “This is one of the greatest fundraising events in Northern Virginia and it’s just amazing to see the community embrace it with such enthusiasm.” The Sale enjoyed record attendance both days, the few items remaining at the closing hour were collected by other charitable organizations.
“There are no words,” said Joylyn Hannahs, co-chair of 81st Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale. “It was exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time. The credit and our gratitude go to the hundreds of volunteers and donors who made our job easy.”
Over 600 volunteers unloaded, sorted and sold 12 tractor-trailers full of donations. The collection is nearly year-round. Organizers will begin accepting donations early next year in anticipation of the 82nd edition scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.
The Ladies Board raises several hundred thousand dollars each year through its thrift shop, gift shop, rummage sale, Lights of Love and Polly Clemens Nursery Fund. All projects support special needs equipment at Inova Loudoun Hospital, and the organization recently completed a second $1 million pledge for the Cornwall Cares project. Additionally, the Ladies Board awards more than $100,000 annually in nursing scholarships.