The return of the Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale is planned for April of 2022.
COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of the sale for the second year in a row, but The Wheeler School Parents Association is already hard at work planning for next year’s event.
Shoppers will again be invited to The Wheeler School’s Madden Gymnasium on the East Side of Providence. The gym will transform into a “pop-up” clothing store with incredible bargains for the entire family. As always, admission will be FREE.
We value the participation and contributions of the Wheeler School community, and the wider community, to the long-term success of this event and we look forward to once again partnering to produce this community favorite. Donations will be accepted beginning at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
OUR NEW FORMAT FOR ’20-’21!
In the meantime, please read below of our efforts this year with local organizations to channel donations of gently used or new clothing that would have otherwise been donated to the Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale.
For ’20-’21, we’re taking our donated items to various organizations around Rhode Island! Read about them below!
provides school children ages 5 – 21 in grades K – 12 & GED with a full wardrobe of clothing free of charge.
has a collection bin Wheeler is hosting in its faculty/staff parking lot, across the street from the main entrance to the school. for the location of the bin (marked with a red X). 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.
• The RealReal — For fine clothing and accessories, that would normally go to our Boutique division, please. These items will be listed on The RealReal.
For more information about The Famous Wheeler Clothing Sale, search for us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter via the hashtag #famouswheelersale.
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 gym 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 at the lowest prices possible.
Net proceeds support the as well as , a program for low-income, academically-motivated middle school students in the Providence public schools.