Next-to-New Sale

The Next-to-New Sale is a giant, high quality, sale that raises funds for student financial aid through the resale of new and gently used donated items and antiques. No goods go to waste! Items accepted and not bought at the Sale are either donated directly to partner nonprofits or delivered to recycling organizations. No matter what, your goods will do good! NTN depends on many volunteers who lend their time, energy and expertise to a variety of tasks, from sorting and pricing donations to providing snacks for volunteers and cashiering at the sale.

How to donate
Check our donation guidelines. Then identify your acceptable unwanted items and sort, pack, and label them. Deliver to the Wannan Gym on one of our donation days and pick up your tax receipt while you donate.

Donation Days 2019
Saturday, April 6, 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 24, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturdays, September 7, 14, & 21 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Mondays, September 9, 16, & 23 8:00- 10:00 a.m.
Bring us your new and gently used items. Please make sure apparel and shoes are clean and in good condition, appliances and toys should be in working order.

Join us to help sort and pack what we receive. Click the volunteer button to sign up for times or email us with questions at

Sale Dates 2019

SFS Community
Friday October 18 

Public Invited
Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20 

“The Next-to-New Sale is an excellent example of how we come together to welcome a wider community. By supporting our financial aid program, you pave the way for the cultivation of an economically diverse and remarkably talented student body.”- Head of School Bryan Garman

A Very special thank you to our 2018/19 Next-to-New Leadership Team

Carrie Beaudreau, Wendy Cividanes, Betsy Lobel, Helen Pearson, Kay Stevens ’68, Jesse Cowan, Rob Loring '69, Amy MacIsaac, Vanessa Miranda, and Maggie Prieto

Volunteer to help before, during, or after the sale for 2019!

More than 200 volunteers give their time every year to sort, organize, price, and sell donated items. Volunteers are helpful whether they have 30 minutes or 30 hours to spare, and the sale involves many student- and grandparent-friendly tasks. We also have needs that can be met by volunteers who can't come to campus.

Volunteering for the sale is also a great way to meet new members of the Sidwell Friends community and reconnect with old friends—sorting and talking go hand-in-hand! We also need volunteers for the end of the sale who can help us organize unsold items for Charity Day. 

Email to learn more about volunteer opportunities!