Religion: The Means & the End

The rummage sale is a well-entrenched church institution, and few people know more about it than Sylvia McDaniel. 63, who helps to run a "next-to-new shop" in Springfield, Mo. With her help, Springfield's Christ Church (Episcopal) has raised funds with rummage sales for 25 years. In the Episcopal weekly, The Living Church, not long ago, Rummager McDaniel let readers in on some trade secrets. Items:

¶ Do not put price tags on the clothes. "These always get shuffled around in some mysterious way and then the arguments begin ... It is far safer and more profitable in the long run for each...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!