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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Scott Horton
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Oakland, CA, May 26, 2010 – The 51st annual White Elephant Sale fundraiser for the Oakland Museum of California held in March was an unprecedented, $1.4 million success but plans are well under way for the 2011 sale, according to organizers. The Oakland Museum of California Women-s Board is busy picking up donations for its next sale, which will be held March 5 and 6 , 2011 in Oakland. The White Elephant Sale van has free time and would be delighted to pick up donations. Please call the van at 510-839-5919 to arrange a pickup time. Donations of gently used toys, sporting goods, furniture, jewelry, linens, shoes, housewares, art and art items, clothing and accessories, books and tapes, musical instruments, electrical equipment and other items are welcome. Visit  for more information about what is needed and acceptable.

The White Elephant Sale, which benefits the Oakland Museum of California, is in its 52nd year and has contributed over $16,000,000 to support the museum. On May 1 and 2 the newly transformed Oakland Museum of California reopened to rave reviews. The Woman-s Board is very proud of its ability to raise funds for this outstanding cultural treasure.

Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) welcomed back the public May 1, 2010, with a dramatically different presentation of its renowned collections of California art and history. Created in 1969 as a -museum for the people,- OMCA revives its founding vision by introducing innovative exhibitions and programming, setting a new paradigm for the way a museum engages the public. OMCA-s transformation is enhanced by a full renovation and expansion of its iconic building.

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 will be 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.