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  • IMPORTANT: Fall Public Drop Off Days are Sept 19, Oct 10, Nov 7 & Dec 5, 10:00-1:00.
  • Our van is out and about picking up donations. Plan ahead and call 510-839-5919 to schedule a pickup. Do Not Take List.


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Northern California’s Biggest and Best White Elephant Sale

Our annual White Elephant Sale returns to the San Francisco Bay Area for the 57th time on March 5 and 6, 2016, with the Preview Sale happening on January 31. Organized and presented by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, sale proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California. Donations by the public make the White Elephant Sale possible, and year round our van travels to Bay Area neighborhoods and communities to accept donations of gently used good quality items. To schedule a free van pick up, call 510-839-5919. The public will be able to drop off donations at our warehouse site during these scheduled drop-off dates and times. There are items we regrettably cannot take, please see this list of items we cannot accept to plan your donation. Our last White Elephant Sale was a wonderful success, raising an unprecedented $2.15 million. In grateful appreciation, we wish to acknowledge the contributions of all our volunteers, donors and shoppers and thank them for their more than 50 years of loyalty and support.   WES Webpage Update 1 OMCA WES website 2 With proceeds from the White Elephant Sale benefiting the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), the Women’s Board over the years has contributed more than $20 million to support OMCA acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, capital improvements and more. The Sale is the Board’s only fund raising activity.