Last week, as two friends paid for their finds at Renewal, they said they knew by waiting a few days for Black Friday, they would save 30%. They went ahead and purchased at full price fearing their treasures would be sold by then. At the Carry On Shop, a visitor from France bought first copy a new item — the colorful, upbeat new book Let’s All Go to Baltimore!
The Carry On Shop hosted an after-hours event for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on Oct 24. It was a time to eat, drink, mix and mingle, and comb the treasures of the shop. The event introduced the Carry On Shop and the Women’s Board to members of the Johns Hopkins community who may not be aware of all the Shop and the Board do to help support patient care at Johns Hopkins.
If interested in having an event such as this, please email The Carry On Shop at Jsizemo2@jhmi.edu and someone from the committee will be back in contact with you.
The Gift Shop on the ground floor of the Outpatient Center is now open, freshly renovated, twice its former size, and well stocked with attractive merchandise. Items range from Johns Hopkins logo wear and gifts, to greeting cards, toys and puzzles, snacks and beverages. Need a touch of jewelry bling or reading glasses, chargers or batteries? The Gift Shop has them. Time to visit this convenient location just down the escalator from the main Hospital building. Halloween gifts now are 20% off. Holiday items coming soon! Shop to help the Women’s Board fund advances in patient care at Johns Hopkins.
The COS team has truly enjoyed the four Farmer’s Markets that they have participated in. The weather was beautiful. They shared congeniality while promoting the Women’s Board, the Carry On Shop, Gift Shops, Renewal and all our the awesome contributions to the Hospital that the Women’s Board has made since 1929.
The Carry On Shop will have a table at the Johns Hopkins Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 28, and Thursday, October 12, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on the walkway between the cancer research buildings. The table will feature goods from the Carry On Shop as well as Johns Hopkins logo wear and gift items, which also are available at the Women’s Board Hospital Gift Shops.
The JHMI Office of Sustainability sponsors the Farmers’ Market, to bring local, nutritious food to the Johns Hopkins community. It is managed by Reduction in Motion, an environmental consulting firm, with over 10 years of experience in establishing such markets and a goal to accomplish zero waste. The Market provides a time to mingle with employees, students, patients, families, and community members, while browsing varied offerings, enjoying treats at pop- up eateries, and taking home healthy foods.
It is fitting that the Carry On Shop, located on East Monument Street, be present at the Market. The Women’s Board Shop and Renewal Upscale Resale, at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, practice sustainability and reduction in waste through resale, giving new life to donations. Come visit the Market and the COS team!
Several who are involved with the Carry On Shop sponsored a stand selling Johns Hopkins logo wear as well as cups, lanyards, and refillable bottles at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Farmers’ Market. Guests to the stand eagerly took recently printed flyers for the new WB online logo wear shop. All had such a good time, they’ve recruited other WB members to join them on August 24, and September 28, when the COS group returns to the Market.
The Market is held every Thursday from 10 am until 2 pm on the walkway between the Outpatient Center and the Cancer Research Buildings. The beverages, food, plants, produce, and products available are awesome and delicious! Most important, the Market educates and encourages health, recycling and sustainability, the very same goals the Women’s Board has had since 1927!
Thanks to Bert Ficke, Pam Hindsley, Joan Quinn, and of course, John Sizemore, Carry On Shop manager. See photo below.
Among the many delightful, loyal shoppers at the Carry On Shop is Dr. Edward McFarland. On his latest shopping expedition, the renowned orthopaedic surgeon bought a special gift for his wife. That was only after quickly exploring every detail of the Shop. Purchase complete, he was thrilled to find the mahogany armchair, a spot for a quick, comfortable rest before heading back to his busy day. In Dr. McFarland’s words, “I buy everything at the Carry On Shop,” clearly helping the Women’s Board fulfill its mission, to advance patient care at Johns Hopkins. Every purchase makes a difference!
The May issue of Guilford Stroll features Cocktails for a Cause, an event to
encourage donations for the Carry On Shop. The COS team hosted Guilford neighbors in March for a night out, showcasing the shop and the impact high-quality donations has on its success. The beautiful photography of the article includes many smiling faces familiar to the Women’s Board. The Everhart Veterinary Medicine ambulance, on hand to collect contributions, was background for several fun pictures as it was filled with contributions. Thanks were given to sponsors Everhart Veterinary Medicine, JTC Jewelry Design and Maryland Eye and Face.
Cocktails for a Cause draws on the important theme of Resale for a Cause,
highlighting the importance of community support and donations to the Women’s Board fund raising efforts on behalf of Johns Hopkins. The Carry On Team and the Women’s Board are grateful to Stroll Guilford for the continuing coverage. This includes complimentary ads and now six articles!
On WYPR, Midday with Tom Hall, Joan Quinn and Susan Posner did a fantastic job of promoting sustainable fashion and the Carry On Shop and Renewal Upscale Resale. Click here to listen what they had to say, and hear the words of a woman who called in. A dedicated “thrifter” who praised hospital resale shops as being the best for great finds, excellent prices, and clean, welcoming environments. When Tom asked Joan and Susan what they wished for the shops — a steady stream of generous donors and new and returning shoppers!
At noon on Thursday, April 20, on WYPR, Tom Hall is doing an interview with Susan Posner and Joan Quinn about the contributions the Carry On Shop and Renewal Upscale Resale make to sustainability. Earth Day, April 22, brings protecting our planet to the forefront, and the Women’s Board has been helping through resale for almost 100 years. We’ve been recycling the closets of loyal and new donors and shoppers for a long time! Tune in!!
Carry On Shop and Renewal Upscale Resale remind Board members and
sustainers that donations of quality items from family, friends, and their own closets are essential to their success. Closets are being cleaned, people are moving, their lives are changing, please reach out and remind them the Women’s Board will offer their treasures a new life, and they will be supporting the mission of the Board to advance patient care and provide medical and nursing scholarships at Johns Hopkins. Be in touch with the shops for pick up as needed.