Spring Fling

The Spring Fling (April 23, 2017) is a wonderful social event -- BFM's annual festival to build community and raise scholarships for Ramallah Friends School 
  • Can you help out? The more the merrier!
  • See below for details and the many ways you can participate. 
  • Be sure to put the date (4/23) on your calendar to enjoy this event!
Click on these links to get more information: 

 Spring Fling

  • Lunch (and so much more!)
  • It's a festival, it's social, there's music!
  • There's a silent auction
  • A perennial plant sale
  • A large rummage sale
  • And a sale of Ramallah T-shirts and olive oil

Ways you can help!

  • Cook some lunch items
  • Donate to Silent Auction
  • Solicit a gift certificate or donation from a merchant 
  • Drop off rummage sale items (10:00-2:00 on Sat 4/22)
  • Dig up your spare plants to donate to the sale
  • Assist with set up and clean up. 

Spring Fling for Ramallah -- Sunday, April 23 (begins at 12:15)                                (return to top)
Spring Fling is a fun and festive inter-generational event that includes
  • A tasty Middle Eastern buffet lunch -- $15 (Adults); $10 (Kids 12-20); $5 (children under 12) .
  • A large “White Camel” (aka rummage) sale.
    • Bring donated items on Sat. 4/22 to BFM from 10-2.
  • A Silent Auction of donated goods and services 
    • Download a donation form in Word or PDF
    • Download a merchant solicitation form in PDF.
  • A plant sale 
    • Dig up any extra perennial plants you have. Label them and indicate sun or shade tolerance. 
    • Bring donated plants on Sat. 4/22 to BFM from 10-2.
  • Lively music and swirls of kids.
    • NOTE: Any child attending Spring Fling will receive a $5 gift certificate to use at the White Camel sale.
Spring Fling begins at rise of Meeting (12:15 p.m.) on Sunday, April 23 in and around the Groome Building, and it benefits the Ramallah Friends School financial aid program.
  • Can you volunteer for Spring Fling? Click here for various ways you can help. 
  • Then use the "CONTACT US" button on the bottom of the web page to tell us how you plan to help or what you can donate. 

WAYS YOU CAN HELP!                                                                   (return to top)
Many helping hands make a light load for everyone. Please pick a way to donate &/or volunteer
  • Bring food for lunch contributions. 
  • Donate new or gently used household items, toys, jewelry, etc. for the "white camel" sale (no clothes, books, or furniture, please!). 
    • Drop off donated items at BFM from 10-2 on Sat. 4/22.
  • Dig up any extra perennial plants you have and donate them to the plant sale. 
    • Pot them a week in advance and bring them to BFM from 10-2 on Sat. 4/22.
  • Offer an item to the Silent Auction 
    • Download donation form and instructions in Word or PDF 
  • Solicit a donation &/or a gift certificate from your favorite restaurant or business. 

The Silent Auction needs your items by as soon as possible. Could you donate theater tickets or a restaurant gift certificate? Make a scarf or blanket? Dog sit? Give time at your weekend or vacation home? Join with others to set up a progressive dinner? Provide a service? Gardening? Tours? A dinner, dessert, soup?

Get creative and/or join with someone else.
Dig out that china or kayak you no longer use. A little goes a long way.  
Download a donation form and instructions in Word or PDF.
The silent auction will also be selling some items online Buy it now sale from Wed. April 12 - Mon. April 17th.
Look for an email. 
    • Services ("I will help you clean up your yard"), 
    • Food items ("A batch of cookies or soup or dinner when needed"), 
    • Get-a-way ("Use my beach-side condo for any fall weekend"), 
    • Tour ("A personal tour of Folger's Library"), 
    • One-of-a-kind (a ceramic platter; a framed, numbered print; kayak; rocking chair, etc.). 
    • Other offers might be for babysitting, a canoeing or sailing opportunity, lawn mowing, or teaching a sport or a skill. 
    • A gift certificate to a restaurant or store. (Please print this donation request and information about Ramallah Friends School to share with a donor.) 
So clean out your attic and closets, and donate your items to either the White Camel Sale or to the Silent Auction.

Come prepared to eat well, dance and spend some money! 

We can also use many volunteers to help the event run smoothly.
Please use the "CONTACT US" button on the bottom of the web page to tell us how you can help or what you can donate.

MORE ABOUT RAMALLAH FRIENDS SCHOOL                                  (return to top)
Ramallah Friends, founded by American Quakers in 1869, is a co-ed K-12 school that provides a first-class, peace-oriented education to children of all faiths. It serves Palestinian families in the town of Ramallah in the West Bank
Spring Fling is a fundraising event to provide scholarships for multiple students at Ramallah Friends School. For about 40 years, this school has been a main cause for our Meeting and each year our goal is to raise $10,000, which is the equivalent of three Ramallah Friends scholarships. 

After Spring Fling is over...
Did you need to purchase supplies for Spring Fling? If so, you should always give your expense receipt to the Assistant Treasurer so that we know what our actual costs were.

Bethesda Friends Meeting
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P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland
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