Saturday, February 11th marked the first Rummage Sale Fundraiser for Communities In Schools of Greater New Orleans (CIS) at ReNew’s Batiste Cultural Arts Academy. The support they received from the community and the staff was amazing, both at Batiste and CIS. They had many items donated by teachers, CIS staff members, and a local organization, Jewish Free Cycle. Starting at 8:30am, the Batiste CIS team began setting up and drawing in buyers. They made $110 towards future family/student events at Batiste. This was a 100% profit, as all the items sold were donations. They were very pleased with the outcome and plan to host another one in early March 2012, to raise more! We are looking into having music and refreshments for sale. A big thanks to everyone who made this possible. We’ll see you in March – let’s make a day of it!