The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 12, 2009
State worker swap meet set for Saturday

Thumbnail image for 091112 Swap meet flyer.JPGA clothing swap meet and charity fundraiser organized by several state workers is set for Saturday at New Life Preschool & Learning Center, 10190 Systems Parkway in Sacramento. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click the image at right to see a larger image of the flier sent out by one of the organizers, Tamara Laws.

A logistical snag forced a Laws and other state workers behind the event to reschedule the swap meet last month. But the delay turned out to be a plus. The preschool stepped up, Laws said, to provide a better facility and free day care. And the extra time gave organizers a chance to collect more donations and find more charities to help.

Leftover goods and proceeds from refreshments on sale at the swap meet will go to:

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