The Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale

A group photo of Wheeler Clothing Sale volunteers

The Wheeler School Parents Association would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make the 2022 Clothing Sale such a huge success! In addition to our appreciation for all of the work at the event itself, we also want to emphasize that the Famous Wheeler Clothing & More sale is made possible thanks to the many donations we receive from the community.

When is the Next Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale?

The dates for the 2023 Clothing Sale are Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.

Upcoming Donation Days

Upon returning for the 2022-2023 school year, we will hold Donation Days throughout the fall:

Meeting Street Gazebo on our Providence campus, 7:30 to 9am (weather permitting)

  • Tuesday, Sept. 13 (rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept. 14 due to rain)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2

Contact Us for Volunteer Opportunities

Wheeler parents, guardians, alumni, alumni parents, faculty and staff are also invited to volunteer! You can see some of their stories on our Instagram page. If you are not already on the email contact list for volunteer opportunities and would like to be, please reach out to clothingsale@wheelergmail.org. Opportunities include: promotion of the event, social media engagement, volunteer recruitment and organization, or just lending a hand in general. This is a great way to meet other parents and guardians! You can dedicate as little or as much time as you would like. Please feel free to reach out anytime.

What is The Famous Wheeler Clothing 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 Sale transforms the Madden Gymnasium into a pop-up retail store with items that are carefully sorted, organized, and curated by Wheeler School volunteers to guarantee shoppers high quality merchandise for the entire family at the lowest prices possible.

The Clothing Sale Gladly Accepts the Following Items:

  • Clothing and accessories for men, women, and children for all seasons (please note: all donated clothing must be gently worn and clean)
  • Finer clothing for men, women, and children
  • Accessories and shoes ONLY if new or in like new condition
  • Sporting goods and equipment

The Clothing Sale Does Not Accept the Following Items:

  • Household and decorative items
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Underwear, socks, hose, swimwear, and pajamas
  • Stuffed animals
  • Promotional t-shirts (t-shirts with company logos, event logos, etc.)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island

The Wheeler School is hosting a Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI collection bin in the faculty/staff parking lot, across the street from the main entrance to the school. Please see the following map for the location of the bin (marked with a red X).

An illustrated map of the Wheeler campus with a red "x" in the faculty and staff parking lot that indicates where people can leave donations.

We have a profit-sharing partnership with BBBS, benefiting their organization, as well as the Wheeler Fund and Breakthrough Providence, the usual recipients of profits from our Clothing Sale. Below is a flyer on acceptable items and a tax receipt form.