The Flea Market

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The flea market is open each Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for interested small groups who contact us in advance. These shopping trips can be combined with a campus tour or opportunity to hear from one of our staff about our work on our campus and across North Georgia. Contact us today at (404) 327-5832 to set up your small group shopping trip and tour.

 

The Children’s Home holds flea markets to benefit our work to help children and families in need. The event is hosted by the Auxiliary, a group supporting The Children’s Home since 1940. Our flea markets draw in thousands of people from local and nearby communities and even neighboring states.

 

 

What is sold at the flea market?

 

A wide variety of items are sold including clothing, jewelry, shoes, books, glassware, flatware, china, furniture,  toys, appliances, plants from our volunteer master gardeners, and much more. There also is a bake sale and beverage station.

 

Items are housed on multiple floors and even outside of two buildings on our Decatur campus. Dozens of people line up an hour or more before each flea market opens.

 

We accept cash, check and all major credit cards. Please bring your own bags. Reusable bags available for purchase.

 

How can I donate items?

 

Items can be donated to the flea market any time, day or night. Leave your items on the right side of the porch of Atlanta Cottage, which is behind the Administration building (the main building in the center of our campus). When you drop off your donation, you may pick up a receipt slip for your tax records, or you can stop in the Administration building during regular business hours to fill one out.

 

How can I volunteer at the Flea Market?

 

Our flea markets would not be possible without the hard work of more than 200 volunteers!  The Children’s Home Auxiliary hosts each event. The Auxiliary was established in 1940 to support The Children’s Home and the group volunteers throughout the year to sort and tag items for each flea market.

 

On flea market days, The Children’s Home needs volunteers to help customers, move merchandise, direct traffic in the parking lot, bag items, assist in the check-out process, and many other tasks.

 

Contact our volunteer coordinator to learn more about helping with the flea market: volunteer@umchildrenshome.org or (404) 327-5832.