Clothesline Sale

Mark Your Calendars!

Pierson Gym

Friday, April 17, 2015
3-5 p.m. - Faculty/Staff admissions
5-7 p.m. - PHS Family & Alumni admissions 

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Open to Public
$5 admission

Saturday, April 19, 2015
9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Open to Public
free admission

The Clothesline Sale, a huge garage sale held every April, is a 62 year PHS tradition!  The Sale:

  • helps the environment by reusing and re-purposing gently used items, creating little to no trash through composting and recycling;
  • raises money for the Parents Association, school improvements, faculty development and student financial aid;
  • builds our community by providing numerous opportunities during the year for parents, students and faculty to join together as we take donations and prepare for the Sale;
  • makes gently used items available at low prices helping families stretch their dollars and
  • funnels large amounts of donated items to local, national and international charities, including the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Women's Employment Network, Better World Books, TurnAround, Uplift, Upper Room, Operation Breakthrough, Animal Haven and Wayside Waifs.

The Clothesline Sale is only possible through the generosity of the PHS community who give their donations and time so freely,  Thank you.

Clothesline Sale Events

April 14-24, 2014
Sale Set-up (Pierson Gym)
April 25, 2014
5:00p - 8:00p
Sale - $5 Admission

April 26, 2014
9:00aM - 5:00pM

PUblic Sale - Free Admission 

How To Donate

You have a number of options for donating to Clothesline.

DROP-OFFS - Donate your gently used items at any of our Drop-Offs in the fall or spring (Pre-Sale Drop-Off).  You will receive a tax receipt at the time of Drop-Off.

Fall-2013 Winter-2014

Deramus FH
Wornall Campus
Deramus FH
Wornall Campus

Oct. 25, Friday
8:15 - 9:30 am self-serve  

Feb. 8, Saturday
9 am - 1 pm

Oct. 26, Saturday
9 am - 1 pm

BUSINESS DONATIONS - If you have a business with overstock, overruns or know of a business that is closing and needs to get rid of inventory, please contact our Donations Committee

ADVERTISING DONATIONS - We also are in need of advertising venues.  If you know of publications that would donate advertising space, please contact our Advertising Committee

- We need baby hangers, shopping bags with handles, clean, flattened paper packing material, flattened dry and clean cardboard boxes.  Please contact Clothesline Chairs  or .

What To Donate


We are particularly interested in these items from our “best seller” list:

  • Baby clothes, blankets and accessories
  • Large outdoor plastic toys, playsets, riding cars
  • Clothing Accessories
  • Designer Clothing
  • Men’s suits
  • Halloween items
  • Winter Holiday ornaments, Santas, angels
  • Nice pots, pans and baking dishes
  • Sets of dishes
  • Serving pieces
  • Furniture


Please refer to the list below to sort out items before you load your vehicle. Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following:

  • Large exercise equipment
  • Building materials/supplies
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Filing cabinets
  • Large appliances
  • Mattresses or bed pillows
  • Aquariums or large pet supplies
  • Large artificial Christmas trees
  • Food items 
  • Chemicals


The Surplus Exchange will have a truck at our drop-offs to take your computers, printers, TVs, game consoles, wire, cable, phone and audio visual products.  PAYMENT is required for large items.  Background on recycling can be found at

Standard Event Recycling Fees
Monitors $20
Televisions $15
Stereos, Small fax, VCR, Scanner $5
Printers $5
Computer, Keyboards, Mice, Driver, Parts FREE
Cell Phone, Pagers, Home Phones FREE
Game Consoles, Hand-Held Games, Joysticks & Controllers FREE
Microwaves $10
All items that are free count as a tax deductible donation.

Our Environmental Committee has provided a list of resources to help you donate and recycle items that we cannot take. For a list of places where you can recycle items that we do not take, please see the site for the Parents Environmental Awareness Committee.  This dedicated group of parents works diligently to collect information to help reduce the number of items that end up in the waste stream by providing recycling information.  In addition, they work at each Clothesline event, to reduce the items that end up in landfills.

Generous Business Donors

Our Generous Business Donors

We are grateful to these businesses that provided merchandise, supplies and helpful services for last two years. We hope the Pembroke community will patronize these businesses and let them know we appreciate their support of our school.

Arrow Cleaners Lauren Alendria
Alexandria's Place Little House
Ball's Price Chopper Musselman & Hall
Bike America Needham Floral
Bob Jones Shoes Off Boradway Shoes
Brookside Market Rainy Day Books
Burd & Fletcher Ranchmart Wine & Spirits
Caspari Salvation Army
Garry Gribble Sherwin WIlliams
General Midwest Shop Beautiful
Gill Studio Stowers Inst.
Helzberg Diamonds Smurfitt Recycling
Hinckley Springs Tension Envelope
HyVee P.V. Western Blueprint
Knocky'sLiquor Westlake Hardware
K.C. Moving & Storage  

Thank you, Partners!

Clothesline Sale 2015 
Co- Chairs
Julie Harris & Erin Krug

Contact Information

Debbie Treglia
Director of Parent Programs
& Special Events

Pembroke Hill School
400 W. 51st Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Clothesline Revenues

 GROSS Revenue
2011  94,226
2010 109,386
2009   84,113
2008   91,884
2007* Sale moved from Two Gyms to One
2002 116,181
2001 100,093
2000  82,400
1998  75,000
 1997 119,000
 1996  82,500
 1995  135,00
 1953-1994  1,706,735
 TOTAL  3,544,187

Clothesline Gifts to School

Each year the proceeds from the Sale provide for school equipment, financial aid, faculty professional development and annual faculty gifts.  Some of the most recent gifts to PHS provided by Clothesline Sale proceeds are:


  • Shades for Kemper Library
  • Wireless microphones for HSC
  • Water bottle filling stations for both campuses
  • Bocce ball set for MS
  • Reading books for LS
  • Dramatic play equipment for LS
  • Tumbling equipment and mats for EC.


  • Rolling Cart with Cover for Outside Storage EC
  • Toddler Safe Basketball Hoop EC
  • Square Activity Mats EC
  • Contribution towards new website $18,5000 LS
  • 75 Leatherette folders for choir MS
  • Recycling support MS, US
  • Treadmill MS, US
  • Recumbent Bike MS, US
  • Cross Trainer MS, US


  • Aqua Blocks EC
  • Centennial Banner Brackets All School
  • Podium for WP Campus
  • New Chairs and Tables for HSCDR
  • Sink for Phillips Gym Concessions
  • 50 folding chair for WP campus
  • Rolling Partitions WP campus


  • Van for transporting students to off-campus events All School
  • Marquee MS, US


  • Sound system and podium for Curry Theater Wornall Campus


  • Mobile Computer Lab & 25 computers MS


  • Smart Boards for LS
  • Patio Furniture US

2005, 2004, 2003, 2002:

  • Track WP Campus


  • Furniture for student lounge US
  • The Clothesline Courtyard playground on the Wornall Campus


  • Clothesline Courtyard playground, Wornall Campus

Clothesline Donations to Charities

Donations that we are unable to use for the Sale have been passed on to the following charities in the last four years.  Thanks to your generosity we have been able to extend a helping hand to large part of the Kansas City Community.

  • Animal Haven (old towels, pet supplies)
  • Children's Place Agency (shoes, clothing)
  • Community Linc Inc (clothing)
  • Cross-Lines Community Outreach (clothing)
  • Goodwill (everything)
  • JayDoc Clinic (crutches)
  • Operation Breakthrough (shoes, coats)
  • Reach Out and Read (childrens books)
  • Restart  (clothing)
  • Rosebrooks  (shoes, clothing)
  • Rosedale Community Garden (gardening equipment)
  • Salvation Army (everything)
  • Strawberry Hill Community Garden (gardening equipment)
  • True Light Family Resources (clothing)
  • TurnAround (women's clothing, household items)
  • Uplift (blankets, men's clothing)
  • Upper Room (children's books)
  • Village Pantry (crutches, linens)
  • Women's Employment Network (professional clothing, shoes, accessories)

Clothesline Leadership


Katherine Bruner

Cia Mackle

Step-up Chairs

Julie Harris

Erin Krug