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Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale Accepting Donations for March 7 & 8 Sale

(Oakland, CA)Northern California’s biggest and best rummage sale, the 56th annual White Elephant Sale held on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015, seeks donations. During February, donations of gently used, good quality items can be dropped off at the warehouse site at 333 Lancaster Street in Oakland.

Donations may be dropped off at the warehouse Tuesdays through Saturdays through February 25 (Closed Sundays and Mondays). Donation hours are 10 am to 1 pm. The last public donation drop off day is February 25. Visit or call 510-536-6800 for additional information.

Organized and presented by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, the White Elephant Sale will take place on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm both days and admission is free. Shoppers are advised to arrive early, wear comfortable shoes, and use the free shuttle service from the Fruitvale BART to the Sale warehouse.

Held in a 96,000-square-foot warehouse at 333 Lancaster Street, near the Oakland Estuary, the legendary White Elephant Sale has something for everyone, featuring an extensive offering of quality used men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, jewelry, art works, books, tools, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, and more. Made possible by donations from the public, Sale proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California.

Calendar Editors Please List:
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE: Saturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8
WHAT: Shop till you drop at the 56th annual Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale
WHEN: Saturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10 am–4 pm
WHERE: 333 Lancaster St. (at Glascock), in Oakland, near the Fruitvale BART
COST: Free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
CONTACT: or 510-536-6800.


The Oakland Museum Women’s Board, a dedicated group of more than 100 year-round volunteers, has contributed over $20 million to support the Oakland Museum of California acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, capital improvements, and more since 1959. The White Elephant Sale is the primary fundraising event of the Oakland Museum Women’s Board. Held annually during the first weekend in March, the White Elephant Sale attracts a corps of over 1,000 volunteers from around the Bay Area.


The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history, and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA’s groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that comprise California with many voices, often drawing on first-person accounts by people who have shaped California’s cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to actively participate in the Museum as they learn about the natural, artistic, and social forces that affect the state and investigate their own role in both its history and its future. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.


The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is located at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15 general; $10 seniors and students with valid ID, $6 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, admission after 5 pm is half-off for adults, and free for ages 18 and under. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum.

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Onsite media are welcome at the White Elephant Sale on March 7 and 8 without appointment. Appointments for live camera interviews are subject to warehouse availability and can be scheduled Monday, March 2–Thursday, March 5. To schedule all interviews, contact Claudia Leung at [email protected] or 510-318-8459.