Half-Pint’s New Location

Half-Pint Resale’s new location!
We’re very sad to be leaving the Labor Temple and are so thankful for their past sponsorship and hospitality.  However, as anyone who has shopped the sale knows, the space was again reaching capacity, and because we want to make the next sale bigger and better and have room to expand, we were again in search for a better (affordable) place to hold the sale.
And we think – well, we KNOW – we’ve found it!  And we’re VERY excited to tell you about it. 
The Goodman (Atwood) Community Center’s beautiful new buildling on Waubesa St. on Madison’s East side is an amazing facility.  It’s history goes back over 100 years, and just a few years back it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  I would definetely read through their history – very cool place. 
Anyway, this past year the building was reopened as the Goodman Community Center and it’s AWESOME.  Just beautiful.  And we will be lucky enough to rent out the space in the gymnasium for the next sale (and, hopefully, into the future!).   The partnership, we hope, will go both ways – we hope to do something for the center and those that the GCC serves (you can read more about their mission below and on their website). 
We’ll post more details soon about specific times of the sale, registering to consign, registering to volunteer, etc., but we couldn’t wait to share the news. 
So mark your calendar!
Consignor Drop-off:   Thursday, September 17th
Sale:  Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th
Consignor (optional) Pick-up:  Sunday, September 20th
If you happen to go to the GCC between now and then (and I would recommend it – check out their awesome yummy and locally-sourced cafe – and it’s ON the bike path, so you can get some family fun and exercise in as well), say THANK YOU to any staff and volunteers.  They are going out of their way to make this happen for us and for the community of families who have come to rely on cute and cheap clothing for their Half-Pints
Ellen and Lisa

GCC’s Mission

In fulfilling its mission, the Center facilitates a community atmosphere; identifies and responds to community needs; collaborates with individuals and other agencies to provide help; promotes recreational and cultural events; and creates and coordinates meeting space, programs, information and services that reflect the community’s ethnic and economic diversity.

The Goodman Community Center is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization. In keeping with our mission, we:

  • Help build a sense of community among neighborhood residents
  • Provide opportunities for social activities, education, social development and nourishment to at-risk children
  • Provide opportunities for social activities, education, social development, and nourishment to older adults
  • Provide short-term emergency food relief
  • Organize and sponsor community events for education, socializing and celebration
  • Organize and offer volunteer opportunities
  • Help community groups organize and seek assistance from government officials, businesses and social service agencies
  • Provide space for individuals and groups to meet, learn and celebrate
  • Provide information about community issues, people and events
  • Refer people requesting assistance to appropriate individuals and agencies

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