Famous Clothing & More Sale

Due to the uncertainty of the impact of COVID-19, The Famous Wheeler Clothing & More Sale will not proceed as scheduled for the 2020-2021 school year. We value the participation and contributions of the Wheeler School community and the wider community to the long-term success of this event and plan to provide alternative options for this year, which we are hoping will include your donation of items to benefit the School. Stay tuned to this space for opportunities to support Wheeler and our community partners this fall. 

Email clothingsale@wheelergmail.org with questions.

For more information about The Famous Wheeler Clothing & More Sale, search for us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtag #famouswheelersale.

For ’20-’21, we’re taking our donated items to various organizations around Rhode Island!
See our first collaboration with Clothes To Kids RI that WJAR-TV reported on in October.

What is the Famous Wheeler Clothing & More Sale?

This ever-popular and much-anticipated East Side event has been benefiting the New England community and supporting education since 1948.  Wheeler’s Clothing & More Sale transforms the Madden gym into a 2-day, pop-up retail store with gently-worn and brand new clothing for men, women, and children, plus sporting goods, books, and household items, in the Housewares department, and designer wear in our famous Boutique section.

Net proceeds support financial aid for Wheeler students as well as Breakthrough Providence, a program for low-income, academically-motivated middle school students in the Providence public schools.

  • Clothing and accessories for men, women, and children for all seasons (no swimwear, pajamas, or undergarments)
  • Boutique and finer clothing for men, women, and children
  • T-shirts (give us your best ones only – not the ones you get with all sorts of advertising logos!)
  • Accessories:  belts, hats, scarves, bags, ties, etc.
  • Sporting goods (such as bikes, lacrosse sticks, ice skates, etc.)
  • Household items, decorative items, smaller furniture
  • Small appliances (please make sure they work)
  • Books
  • Footwear:  preferably new or rarely worn.  We can’t sell shoes that are down-at-the-heel or in need of repair.

Alice & Olivia,  Armani, Bloomingdales, Bruno Cucinelli, Calvin Klein, Free People, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Hermes, Jil Sander, Kate Spade, Kors, Marc Jacobs, Milly, Missoni, Nanette Lepore, Neiman Marcus, Prada, Theory, Tory Burch, 7 For All Mankind and many more….

Technology becomes obsolete so quickly, we don’t know if they actually work, and they take up lots of space.  We do not have a way to dispose of these items.  Often Wheeler will hold an E-waste drive during Earth Week and publicize it in advance to parents through the parent email newsletter.

Toys and Stuffed Animals
Many toys typically have multiple pieces so it is very labor-intensive to make sure everything stays together.  Stuffed animals, new or otherwise, may harbor germs and may be unhygienic.

Local charities sign-up to shop at the end of sale and take for free what is needed for their organization.  Any remaining items go to local charities, such as Salvation Army, Big Sisters, Rhode Island Donation Exchange, etc.


PARTICIPATE IN ANY WAY!  Our goal is for 100% participation in the Wheeler community.  Please spread the word about the clothing sale, donate items, help during a Donation Drop Off Day, volunteer during set-up week, work the sale, and shop (of course!).