The bi-annual Growing Cents of Style consignment sale is a great way to get It’s also a great way for community members to support each other, to go green by recycling and reusing, and to support local charities.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at 22N102 Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, in the Treetime Christmas Classics building. There is no fee to enter the sale.
It takes 250 volunteers to help run the sale and founder Jenny Welch says she expects about 1,200 people to come to the sale.
The sale offers quality items.
“We really try to make sure they are in excellent condition. Gap is our starter brand and we go up from there,” Welsh said.
“Especially with the baby clothes, a lot of moms become attached to the clothes. It makes them feel good that it’s going home with somebody who loves it, where it will be loved a little more by someone else,” she said.
Growing Cents of Style supports several charities.
Welsh gives the non-profit WINGS, Women in Need Growing Stronger, based in Palatine, $1,000 to shop on Sunday. WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children. After the sale is over, extra items that are not claimed by consignors, go to WINGS as well.
The sale supports a charity that helps a Barrington child with Batten’s disease as well as fund research into the disease. Certain items are marked with pink tags and 100 percent of those proceeds go to the charity. Shoppers who don’t bring bags can purchase bags and the proceeds go to Hope for Bridget.
Welsh’s daughters will hold a book sale for Wishes for Scarlett. Scarlett is a Barrington child afflicted with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
“We usually raised $500 to $1,500 per sale for Bridget and Scarlett,” Welsh said.
The sale also supports FUR KEEPS, a local 501C3 animal shelter by collecting stained blankets, bedding, clothing that they use as bedding for their animals that they shelter.
New moms get VIP treatment by being allowed to come to the sale on Friday night, away from the crowds. Listen to Welch talk about how the sale helped one new mom.
See the website for more information on Growing Cents of Style.