Spring is a time of rebirth, refreshment, and rejuvenation – and a time when people are just as busy cleaning out their closets as they are bringing new clothes into their wardrobe for the coming seasons.
Because of that, it’s the perfect time for the Crème de la Closet clothing sale in support of the Seniors Association Kingston Region. For the second year in a row, the Seniors Association is holding this two-day sale of gently-used clothing and accessories. All items are priced to sell, offering those who attend the chance to snatch up a new designer bag, or switch out their spring boots for some summer stilettos. Organizers with the Seniors Association pull a small selection of designer items from those items donated by their members. The designer items are individually priced, but otherwise there is a clear price-by-item price list for all remaining items: All clothing, shoes and purses are $5 each; and jewellery is $2 for necklaces and $1 for everything else. Items range from classic staples, to vintage finds, and there are brand new, brand name items, as well.
And the very best part is that all funds raised go directly back to the Seniors Association, which offers year-round programing on everything from health and wellness, to dance and yoga at the local Seniors Centre, as well as a variety of supports for local seniors.
“The Seniors Association is a non-profit organization, and in order to keep our program and other costs low, we have to do a certain amount of fundraising,” said Clare Williams, director of programs for the Seniors Centre.
“As an avid second-hand shopper myself, I felt this was a perfect way to raise some money for the Association, while also being environmentally friendly.”
The Crème de la Closet clothing sale takes place at The Seniors Centre (56 Francis St.) on Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We had the first Crème de la Closet clothing sale last year and it was a huge success,” said Williams.
“We’re hoping for the same this year.”
To learn more about the Seniors Association, click here.