By Tiffany Hogan
Love a bargain? Looking for good quality, lightly used kids’ (or adults’) clothes?Â Enjoy shopping locally and supporting local initiatives? Then mark your calendar and plan to visit the upcoming Wheeler School Clothing Sale, April 15-17. This wildly popular 62 year-old community institution benefits every “body.”
This three-day event held in the gymnasium at Wheeler School has long been recognized as a great opportunity to pick up lightly used high quality clothing, sporting equipment, electronics and more, for the entire family. Â There is also typically a sizable selection of high-quality new designer clothing and house wares donated by local retailers. Â These goods are collected during the course of the school year and pre-sorted to ensure that only the best and latest goods are available at the sale. Â For years, my mother-in-law always counted on the sale to pick up a ‘new” blue blazer for my young brother-in-law. Â Who wants to spend top dollar on an item that a child might wear only once or twice before he grows out of it?
The proceeds from the sale are used to support a variety of needs, from financial aid funds for students, to the Summerbridge Program for Providence Public Middle School students. Goods that aren’t purchased during the sale are donated to a number of local non-profit shelters and agencies.
Wheeler Clothing Sale
407 Brook Street
Thursday, April 15, 4PM to 9PM
Friday, April 16, 9AM to 9PM
Saturday, April 17, 9AM to 2PM
Cost: Free Admission
Photo Credit: The Wheeler School