White Elephant Sale

White Elephant Sale 2017

Preview Sale: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10 am–4 pm
White Elephant Sale: Saturday, March 4–Sunday, March 5, 2017, 10 am–4 pm

Location (map)

White Elephant Sale Warehouse
333 Lancaster Street, Oakland

The White Elephant Sale is Northern California’s biggest and best rummage sale. The Sale takes place in a 96,000-square-foot warehouse site at 333 Lancaster Street, near the Oakland Estuary. With something for everyone, the Sale features an extensive array of quality used men's, women’s and children’s clothing, jewelry, books, tools, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment and more. Organized and presented by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, the White Elephant Sale is made possible by donations from the public. In 2015, the Sale raised a record $2.15 million to benefit the Oakland Museum of California. In 2016, the Sale raised over $2 million for the second year in a row. 

Donation Drop-off

The White Elephant Sale wants your gently-used, high-quality items! To donate, call 510-839-5919 to schedule a free van pick-up, or visit the Warehouse during one of the Saturday donation drop-off days this fall.

Donation Drop-off Days at Warehouse in February 2017

Wednesday, February 1–Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10 am–1 pm
Wednesday, February 8–Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10 am–1 pm
Wednesday, February 15–Saturday February 18, 2017, 10 am–1 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017, 10 am–1 pm

For more information about donations and what items can and cannot be accepted at the Warehouse, visit WhiteElephantSale.org.

The Oakland Museum Women's Board and Oakland Museum of California thank you!

In 2016, for the second year in a row, the Oakland Museum Women's Board raised over $2 million at the White Elephant Sale! We can't thank all of the incredible volunteers, donors, and of course, the shoppers, enough for helping make this milestone a reality. This year's sale, the 57th annual, raised a total of $2.13 million from the Preview Sale on January 31 through the main sale weekend on March 5 and 6, 2016. Over the past 57 years, the Oakland Museum Women's Board has contributed a total of $24 million to the Oakland Museum of California. Annual contributions from the Women's Board support OMCA acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, and capital improvements. 

For more information, visit the website at WhiteElephantSale.org