By Laurie Flynn,Â The Wheeler School
Looking for a bargain on good quality, lightly worn (or new!) clothes for your family? Want to shop local and support educational initiatives?Â Then mark your calendar and plan to shop at the upcoming Wheeler School Clothing & More Sale, April 19-21 in Providence, Rhode Island.
This popular “pop-up” department store-in-a-gym celebrates its 64th year supporting education and benefiting the community this Spring. The Sale offers clothing, sports equipment, books, toys and always a lot of bargains.Â Donations come from individuals and businesses all over Rhode Island. From the almost never-used Fuji kids bikes that just arrived to glittery evening gowns and like-new children’s clothing, the Sale has something for everyone.Â And, now you can follow the Sale on Facebook to keep up with the latest donations and all the fun of the bargain hunt.
The Sale lasts just three days, but hours have been expanded this year to give you more time to browse the racks of clothing. Over the years I’ve found Boutique clothing for myself, a suede jacket my husband still wears after 10 years, and party clothes for my then teen-aged daughter that she’d wear once or twice and we’d donate back to the next year’s Sale! You’ll love the selection and feel good about recycling clothing that sometimes still has the store tags attached!
Wheeler’s Parents Association works all year on this well-known community event. Proceeds go to support school projects and the 20-year-old Providence Summerbridge Program for Providence’s public middle school students.Â Any items leftover at the Sale’s end are donated to local nonprofit shelters and agencies, so nothing goes to waste!
Location: Wheeler School Gym, 407 Brook Street, Providence, RI 02906
Sale Hours 2012:
Thursday April 19 & Friday April 20,Â 10am- 8pm
Saturday April 21,Â 9am- 4pm
Photo Credit: The Wheeler School