Chanel, Armani, Prada, Lacroix, Escada, Dior, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Hermès, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Eileen Fisher, Dana Buchman, Lilly Pulitzer, Ferragamo, and more!
Committee members display suits by Chanel and Lacroix
Once a year in October, the Community Clothes Charity (CCC) committee organizes a highly successful charitable sale of select new and gently worn designer women's clothing. Donated couture and name brand fashions in all sizes are resold at a fraction of their original cost. The sale is held each year in The Village Hall, an event space located amid the Eagle Village Shops, in Wayne, PA, 19087. The sale days and hours have been broadened this year to accommodate working hours. The sale will run from October 23rd through the 27th, 2012. Also this year for the convenience of shoppers, a number of exclusive shops and cafes in Eagle Village will join CCC in staying open until 8pm on Wednesday, October 24th! See the Press Releases tab for more on the dates and times.
Look for this year's sale to include a newly expanded Boutique area featuring more jewelry, belts, handbags, and accessories. The 2012 sale also plans to feature many more NEW clothing items in addition to their renowned donations of high quality designer fashions (both new and gently used).
Annually, the CCC committee chooses one or more different beneficiaries from the Philadelphia area for their sale. The funds raised this year will equally benefit Young Scholars Frederick Douglass Charter School and New Directions for Women. In addition this year, CCC will also give a portion of the proceeds to Puppies Behind Bars to sponsor a service dog for an American Veteran.
Young Scholars FDCS, located in North Philadelphia, prepares students, K-8 to attend and succeed academically in high school and college. It provides students with a foundation of life skills required to become productive members of their communities. Young Scholars FDCS is a part of the Scholar Academies network of high-performing schools that use a focused, progressive educational approach designed specifically to close the achievement gap for low-income students who are severely under-prepared. The model develops students into smart and dedicated scholars, determined to succeed on their PATH to academic achievement. Their mission this year is to build a new playground for the students.
New Directions for Women, a non-profit organization located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, serves as a residential and structured alternative to incarceration for female offenders from Philadelphia County prisons. Residents come to NDFW after being sentenced for offenses that render them eligible for early release from Philadelphia county’s female detention center. New Directions partners with a wide variety of community organizations to provide physical and mental health services to the women, along with counseling and treatment for addictions, as well as job skills training and placement. Women who graduate from the intensive trauma-centered 9-12 month and gender-responsive program, go on to reunite with their families and reenter their communities as healthy and productive neighbors! The central aim is to ensure that graduates are able to fulfill all the important roles in their lives with grace and confidence.
Also this year, CCC will be sponsoring a puppy from the Puppies Behind Barsprogram, to be trained by prison inmates who raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. A large part of the extraordinary effort that goes into these special dogs comes from 'puppy raisers' or inmates who spend sixteen months teaching their specific puppy basic obedience skills and socializing them to enter the world at large.